Jackey Tarr ~ Duple

Jackey Tarr ~ Duple Jackey Tarr

Jackey Tarr ~ Duple is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Wilson in 1816 and published in A Companion to the Ballroom. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2021 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. 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

When I looked at this I thought it could be a duple, using Gary Roodman's interwoven heys. I'm not sure it there is time for a set before the lead up (in B1), if not that may be omitted. (I write this during COVID and have not had a chance to test the dance). Based on Colin Hume's website, though he does not take credit for it.

The tune was published with the dance.

The animation plays at 97 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is 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.

The dances of George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-81s cross into mirror interwoven heys for three on the sides
A21-8Again, 1s cross into mirror interwoven heys for three on the sides
B11-41s cast down to next 2s who set and lead up
5-82s cast home as 1s set and lead home
B21-41s long cast down as 2s lead up
5-8All regency allemande

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