Mr. Handel's Jig is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Colin Hume (website) in 1980 and published in Dances with a Difference, Vol. 1. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. There is no progression in this dance. The dance lasts 80 bars. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.
The tune was composed by G.F. Handel for his Water Music. It was performed by Kafoozalum (Peter Jenkins, Mollie Koenigsberger, and Paul Lennon). The music is used with permission from Colin Hume.
The animation plays at 113 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, circle, cast, lead, hands across, hey, hey for four, arming (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.
The dance is copyright © 1980 by Colin Hume. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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