Love's Triumph ~ Hume

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Love's Triumph ~ Hume is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second. It was interpreted by Colin Hume in 2007. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The dance lasts 48 bars.

Playford writes:

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

All four meet and turn single, then Hands half round · The first Couple meet the third Couple and turn single, then Hands half round : The first Couple being in the third Couple's Place, cast up into the second Couple's Place, then Back to Back with your Partner, then turn single, and Right and Left quite round with the second Couple · The first Couple being in the second Couple's Place, the first Man turn the third Woman, and the first Woman the second Man, then the first Man turn the third Man, andthe first Woman turn the second Woman, then Back to Back with your Partners, then lead thro' the second Couple and cast off, and lead thro' the third Couple and cast up ··

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), turn single, circle, cast, lead, hey, rights and lefts (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 itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2007 by Colin Hume. 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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