Lady Jean Murray's Dance

La Buona Figuiliola

Lady Jean Murray's Dance or La Buona Figuiliola is an American Country Dance. It was devised by Hezekiah Cantelo in 1785 and published in Twenty Four American Country Dances danced by the British during their Winter Quarters at Philadelphia, New York, & Charles Town. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 64 bars.

Cantelo writes:

First Cu: foot it with the 2d. Lady & turn — Ditto with the 2d. Gent. — Gallop down two Couple and foot it — Go up one Cu: Allemande & turn round to the right — foot it 6 in hand — go the compleat round to the right — foot it to your partner and turn with the right hand half round — Ditto and turn with the left —

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 George Williams (including 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.

A11-41s set twice to W2
5-8Circle three left
A21-41s set twice to M2
5-8Circle three left
B11-41s gallop down passing two couples
5-8... and foot it
B21-21s slip up to 2nd place as 2s lead up
3-81s Regency allemande right once and three quarters, falling back between end couples
C11-4Lines of three across, set twice, 1s finishing in progressed places
5-8Lines of three on the sides, set twice
C21-8Circle six right
D11-4Foot it (set twice) to partner
5-8With partner: right hand balance and right turn half
D21-4Foot it (set twice) to partner
5-8With partner: left hand balance and left turn half

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