Linco is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1718 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second, 3rd ed., London. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton (website) in 2003 and published in Retreads Vol.9. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twice over.

The first Cu. cross over, Figure inn, and cast off into the 2d Cu. Place First Man cross over the the 2d Wo. and the 2d Man with the 1st Wo. all four turn single quick, and go over into their own Places Then all four clap Hands three times, the 1st Cu. cast off, clap Hands, and turn your Partner Lead thro' the 2d Cu. then cast off and turn Hands

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. 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 interpretations like 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.

A11-41s half figure eight down
5-81s cross, go below as 2s move up
A21-2M1+W2 (quick) change left, W1+M2 change right
3-4Turn single cloverleaf
5-8Cross right with partner and loop left to face back in
B11-2Clap own hands three times and face up
3-41s cast down as 2s lead up
5-8Partner back to back, while clapping three times
B21-41s lead up and cast back as 2s cast down and lead up
5-8Partner two hand turn

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