Miss Sayers' Allemand is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Budd in 1781. It was interpreted by Bernard Bentley in 1962 and published in The Fallibroome Collection, Vol. 1. Found in The Playford Ball. Mentioned in the article A Trip to Netherfield. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 32 bars. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.
Cast off 2 Cu: cast up one and foot it, the Lady fall in at top, the Gent: at bottom, set 3 and 3 top and bottom, set 3 and 3 sideways, Hands 6 quite round, Allemande with the right and Left Hands.
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 dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), circle, cast, lead, swing (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1962 by Bernard Bentley. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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