The Fandango

The Fandango ~ Triple Minor The Fandango

The Fandango is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1774. It was interpreted by W. S. Porter, M. Heffer, A. Heffer in 1931. Found in The Playford Ball. Mentioned in the article A Trip to Netherfield. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The dance lasts 64 bars.

Thompson writes:
Turn Right hands & cast off 1 Cu. · turn Left hands and cast off below the 3d. Cu. ·· Hands 6 quote round · lead up the middle & cast off 1 Cu. ·· turn corners & turn your Part: · the same at the other corners ·· Man whole figure at bottom & Wo at top the same time · then the Wo. hey at bottom & Man at top ··

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), turn single, circle, cast, lead, figure eight, hey, hey for three (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1931 by W. S. Porter, M. Heffer, A. Heffer. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2019 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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