Kendall House

Kendall House is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1757. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1988. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The dance lasts 40 bars.

Thompson writes:
The 1st. Cu. set in the 2d. Wo. and Hands all three round · The same to the 2d. Man then cross over and half figure and foot it · then Right Hands and Left and foot it.

Originally a proper duple minor.

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.

A11-81s take hands, face W2, as 3s face M2, step and honour right and left and circle three left
A21-8That again only the 1s face M2 and 3s W2
B11-82s stand, 1s cross go to bottom (which 3s have vacated) and half figure eight up through 2s as 3s two hand turn half, lead up to top cast back to bottom and cross up to top
9-12All set forward to partner and turn single back
B21-8Bottom couples four changes of rights and lefts then middle couple cast down as bottommost leads up while top couple cross right and loop the set, crossing left at the bottom and ending in top place
9-12All set forward to partner and turn single back

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1988 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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