Jackey Tarr

Jackey Tarr ~ Duple Jackey Tarr

Jackey Tarr is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Wilson in 1816 and published in A Companion to the Ballroom, London. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Wilson writes:
DOUBLE FIGURE (Each strain repeated)
Hey contrary side Hey on your own side The top Cu: cast off at the same time the 3d. Cu: set & lead up then the top Cu: set & lead up 3d. Cu: cast off to places lead down the middle up again & allemande

The tune was published with the dance, and the music was synthesized by Colin Hume's software.

The animation plays at 97 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 (no music plays during this slow set). 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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-81s cross over, into mirror heys on opposite sides
A21-81s cross over again, into mirror heys on own sides
B11-41s cast to bottom as 3s set and lead to top
5-83s cast to bottom as 1s set and lead to top
B21-41s lead to bottom as 2s+3s move up
5-8All regency allemande

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