Mall Peatly ~ Williams

Mall Peatly ~ Williams Mall Peatly ~ Sharp

Mall Peatly ~ Williams is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford in 1670 in The Dancing Master, 4th ed.. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2021. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 4123. The dance lasts 74 bars.

Playford writes:
Lead up all a D. forward and back · That again : First man set to the first wo. then to the second, and Hey with the two last we. and stay in the last place, the last man at the same time setting to the two last we. Hey with the two first, and stay in first place · This back to your places :

Sides all · That again : This as before, the first and last we. doing it as the men did before :

Arms all · That again : The first man and wo. do this as before, and stay in the last place · Or do this back again, cast off and meet below

The first two parts are the same as Sharp's interpretation. In the third part I try to follow Playford more closely, making that part progressive.

This dance is unusual for Playford, he actually gives options. I'm following the first one.

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 George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

I.A1-4Up a double, and back
5-8Up a double, and back (again)
I.B11-2M1+M4 set to partner
3-4M1+W2, M4+W3 set
5-10M1 with last two women, M4 with first two, five changes, actives falling into the vacant spot on their own side
I.B21-2M1+W4, M4+W1 set
3-4M1+W3, M4+W2 set
5-10M1 hey with first two women, M4 with last two
II.A1-4Side right
5-8Side left
II.B11-2W1+M4 set to partner
3-4W1+M2, W4+M3 set
5-10W1 with last two men, W4 with first two, five changes, actives falling into the vacant spot on their own side
II.B21-2W1+M4, W4+M1 set
3-4W1+M3, W4+M2 set
5-10W1 hey with first two men, W4 with last two
III.A1-4Arm right
5-8Arm left
III.B1-21s set
3-41s set to corners
5-102s move up, 1s cross-over mirror hey with the last two couples sort of hey until they get have moved up one place

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 © 2021 by George Williams. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 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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