Lambs on Green Hill

Lambs on Green Hill is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Dan Seppeler (website) in 2011. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

The deviser provides two notes:
1) In A1/A2 it takes two bars to fall back into partner's place.
2)Here "allemande" means: join right hands, balance forward and back and change places, woman twirling under man's arm (box the gnat)

My note is that the half figure 8s in the A sections are very quick.

The tune, Ned of the Hill, is a traditional Scottish one somewhat modified by Dan Seppeler. It performed by Bonnie Insull, Susan McNeil, and Robert Winokur in perparation for the Santa Barbara Winter Dreams Ball, 2017.

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 (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: circle, cast, lead, figure eight, box the gnat (and probably others).

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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