Lamplighter's Hornpipe ~ Triple is an American Country Dance. It was published by Elias Howe in 1858 in Complete Ball-Room Hand Book. It was interpreted by Holden et al in 1956. Found in Cracking Chestnuts. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
First couple cross over and go between second and third couples facing out, join hands and balance three on a side and swing the right hand person — balance again, swing the left hand person, and swing partners half round with right hand — first couple down the centre back and cast off — right and 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.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), cast (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1956 by Holden et al. 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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