Kingsale

Kingsail

Kingsale or Kingsail is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1732. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1991. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

Walsh writes:
All four lead up and back again, then lead to the Wall and back again · Then the 1st Cu. cast off and figure in the 2d Cu. Place ·· then back to back and turn hands twice round · the two Men lead thro' the two Wo. then the 1st Cu. lead thro' the 2d Cu. and cast off ··

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.

A11-4All lead up a double, turn and lead back
5-8Lead neighbor out to wall, turn, and lead back
A21-21s cast down as 2s lead up
3-81s cross up as 2s cast down full double figure eight
B11-4Partner back to back
5-8Two hand turn twice round
B21-4Men lead between women and cast back as women move outside and lead back
5-81s lead up and cast back as 2s cast down and lead up

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1991 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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