Holborn March

Holborn March is an English Country Dance. It was published by Wright in 1740 in Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances, vol. 1. It was interpreted by Pat Shaw (website) in 1963 and published in Another Look at Playford. Found in The Playford Ball. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Wright writes:

Each Strain twice.

The 1st Cu. set cast off and turn The 2d Cu. do the same the 1st and 2d Cu. Hands across half round the same back again Then the 1st Cu. cross over and Figure.

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), set, cast, figure eight, hands across (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1963 by Pat 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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