Keppel's Delight is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1780 in Twenty four Country Dances for the year 1780, London. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
The 1st. Lady Sett to the 2d. Gent: & turn the 3d. Gent: then retreat back to her place The 1st. Gent: Set to the 2d. Lady & turn the 3d. Lady & remain at bottom foot it 3 & 3 top and bottom foot it 3 & 3 sideways Hands Six round
The animation plays at 120 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. 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 interpretations like 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.
|W1 set to M2
|W1 left hand turn M3 and return to place
|M1 set to W2
|M1 right hand turn W3, ending between the 3s as the 2s move up and W1 moves to center
|Lines of three across set twice, 1s only once and move to 2nd place proper
|Lines of three on the sides set twice
|Circle six left
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