L'Allegrante is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Dale in about 1800 and published in Dale's Selection of the Most Favorite Country Dances and Reels. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 2019 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 40 bars.
The three Ladies go round the three Gentlemen; the three Gentlemen go round the 3 Ladies; Lead down the middle and up again, Allemande; turn your Partner half round with the right hand, turn corners with the left, your Partner again, and then the other corners.
The tune was published with the dance.
The animation plays at 70 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.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), lead, regency allemande (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2019 by Colin Hume. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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