Lord Howe's Jig ~ Bolton is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1777. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 2003. It is a Triple Minor dance with the 2s improper. The dance lasts 32 bars.
Hey on your own side · hands six all round : all six foot it and change sides, the same back again · cross over and right and left ··
Bolton has given this dance a triple progression and made the 2s improper.
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.
|A1||1-8||Top couples start parallel right shoulder heys on the sides, the two top couples do one extra change|
|A2||1-4||Circle six left...|
|5-8||... and back by the right|
|B1||1-4||Partners set and change places|
|5-8||That again (set and change)|
|B2||1-4||1s+3s face partner two changes of rights and lefts|
|5-8||1s+2s below face partner, two more changes of rights and lefts|
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2003 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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