Hoxton Square

Hogsdon Square

Hoxton Square or Hogsdon Square is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1997. It is an indecent duple minor longways dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

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 dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-4Fall back with neighbor, come forward turning single cloverlear, end facing neighbor
5-6Mirror hand turn, M1+W2 right, W1+M2 left, 1s together at start
7-81s cross down, 2s cast up half double figure eight
A21-4Fall back with neighbor, come forward turning single cloverlear, end facing neighbor
5-6Mirror hand turn, M1+W2 left, W1+M2 right
7-81s cross down, 2s cast up half double figure eight
B11-4M1 to partner, honour, he casts left, she follows, he goes around 2s to her place she cuts between to his
5-8W2 to partner, honour, she casts left, he follows, she goes around 1s to his place he cuts between to hers
B11-4Clap, then turn right into center so all are back to back and form a circle facing out, circle right half, turn single cloverleaf to progressed places
5-8Facing partner four changes of rights and lefts

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1997 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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