Have a Rest! is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Colin Hume (website) in 1992 and published in New Dances for Old. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 152 bars. It is in the key: F major. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate / Hard.
The tune, also called Dargason, appeared in Playford with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album A Playford Ball. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.
The dance contains the following figures: USA, hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, circle, cast, hands across, hey, hey for four, rights and lefts, siding, arming (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.
The dance is copyright © 1992 by Colin Hume. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2023 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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