First of September

First of September is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Kilvington in about 1785 and published in 14 Country Dances, 2 Cotillions and 2 Minuets. It was interpreted by Green Ginger in 2019. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

I found this dance on the Green Ginger website.

Kilvington writes:

The 1st and 2nd Cu. right and left at top, 3 Cus. promenade round to the top, lead down the middle up again, and turn right and left hands.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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), cast, lead, rights and lefts, lead and cast, promenade round, down the middle and back (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 © 2019 by Green Ginger. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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