Katharine-Street is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1718 in The Compleat Country Dancing-Master Vol. 2. It was interpreted by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 1995 and published in Ease and Elegance. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Note: Each Strain to be play'd twice over.The 1st Cu. Back to Back with the 2d Cu. and then with their Partners The 1st Cu. turn the 2d Cu. then turn their own Meet all four and sett then turn single, and clap Hands all four going quite round Th 1st Cu. go the Figure thro' the 2d Cu. and cross over and turn their own Partner
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, turn single, circle, lead, figure eight (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1995 by Fried de Metz Herman. 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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