Le Débauché

Le Débauché is an English Country Dance. It was published by Johnson in 1757. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1989. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The dance lasts 48 bars.

Johnson writes:
First and 2d. Cu. Right hands across half found, Left hands back again · 1stCu. cast off, lead thro' the 3d Cu. and cast up : 1st. Man whole figure at Bottom, his Parftner the same at top at the same time, lead thro' the top and cast off · Hands six round and Right and Left at top.

Originally a triple minor.

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 Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-4Top two couples right hands across while bottom right hand turn
5-8...and left hands back
A21-81s cast down (2s lead up), lead through 3s and cast back to middle
9-161s split, man down woman up, left shoulder hey for three across at ends
17-201s lead to top and set to Presence
21-241s cast down to bottom as 3s lead up
B21-4Circle six left...
5-8...and back by the right
9-16Bottom couple face, top couple face middle, grand chain

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1989 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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