Mountain Hornpipe

Mountain Hornpipe is an American Country Dance. It was published by Elias Howe in 1862 in American Dancing Master. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2021. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

Howe uses the word "swing" in A1, but when he says "swing" in other places he means turn. If he doesn't specify right or left he means two hand. I think.

Howe writes:

1st and 2d couples balance, swing partners, both couples down the centre, back, 1st couple cast off, cross right hands with 2d couple, left hands back, right and left with 3d couple.

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.

A11-81s+2s balance and two hand turn partners (or swing)
A21-81s+2s lead down, turn alone, come back up, 1s cast off at top, while 2s continue on to top
B11-41s+2s right hands across...
5-8...and left hands back
B21-81s+3s face partner four changes of rights and lefts

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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