Farnicle Huggy or Zabinus is an English Country Dance. It was devised by a Person of Quality in 1718 and published in Twenty Four New Country Dances Compos'd by a Person of Quality. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2009 and published in Farnicle Huggy. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Note: Each strain twice.
The 1st. wo. cast off (the 1st. man follow her at the same time below the 2d. wo.) and change places in the 2d. cu. place, the 1st. man cast off below the 3d. wo. the 1st. wo. follow him below the 3d. man at the same time and change place the 1st. cu. slip inside and outside to the top, fall back two steps and turn the 1st. cu. cross over below the 2d. cu. the 1st. man cast up to the top, take hands with the 2d. cu. and go quite round, the 1st. wo. (at the same time) cast off and take hands with the 3d. cu. and go quite round the 1st. cu. meet in the middle of the Room, and turn, lead up to the top and cast off
Originally a triple minor.
Andrew Shaw says that "farnicled" is a variant of "fern-speckled" and means "freckled".
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.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), turn single, circle, cast, lead, lead and cast (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2009 by Andrew Shaw. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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