Longevity

Longevity is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Orly Krasner in 2000. It is an improper duple minor longways dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

In "Two Cousin" siding dancers do three quarters of a Sharp (Swirly) siding, and end right shoulder to right shoulder in the center.

The tune, called Lucy's Waltz was composed by the choreographer, Orly Krasnere. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album Invitation to Waltz. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

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 (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.

The dance contains the following figures: gypsy, circle, open ladies chain, poussette, draw poussette, ladies chain (courtesy turn) (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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The dance is copyright © 2000 by Orly Krasner. 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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