Mrs. Lt. Colonel Johnson's Reel is an American Country Dance. It was devised by Hezekiah Cantelo in 1785 and published in Twenty Four American Country Dances danced by the British during their Winter Quarters at Philadelphia, New York, & Charles Town. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Right hands across to the Right round · Left hands Do. to the Left Gallop down two Couple and foot it · up again and Cast off set opposite corners and turn · Do. Foot it and turn half round with right hand · Do. & with the left hand or Hey opposite sides & turn to place.
The music comes in four bar chunks, and I don't think there is time to Gallop down two Couple and foot it in 4 bars so I'm changing it to a gallop down one couple.
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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 interpretations like this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|1s+2s right hands across...
|...and left hands back
|1s gallop down and set
|1s gallop up and cast down as 2s lead up
|1s set to 1st corners and two hand turn them
|1s set to 2nd corners and two hand turn them
|Set and right turn half
|Set and left turn half
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