Lady's Triumph

Lady's Triumph Dorset Triumph The Triumph ~ Sharp The Triumph La Triomphe

Lady's Triumph is an American Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Watson in 1809. It was interpreted by Elias Howe in 1858 and published in Complete Ball-Room Hand Book. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

There are many versions of The Triumph, this is the only one I've found where a woman chases after her man, as well as men chasing women. A nice egalatarian touch.

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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-4W1+M2 join right hands and lead down, turning as a couple to face up, as M1 chase after them to join in a line of three facing up
5-8M1 joins right hands with partner, left to M2('s right) in an arch over W1, dance up, M2 cast home as 1s right turn half to home
A21-8The same, M1 with W2 while W1 chases, return with M1 in center
B11-81s down the middle, turn alone, come back up, and cast off
B21-8Right and left four

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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