Mrs. Pomeroy's Pavane

Mrs. Pomeroy's Pavane is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Charles Bolton in 1986 and published in More of the Same. It is a 3 Couple Longways dance with the 2s improper. In this dance the men are permuted by: 312 and the women by: 231. It is a mixer. The dance lasts 32 bars.

The tune was composed by Bolton for the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album At Home. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 92 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). 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 Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-6Half right hand turn with partner; (retaining hand) balance forward, right and left; finish the turn
7-8Turn single left
A21-4Partner gypsy left
5-8Circle six left half
B11-4Lines of three, fall back come forward and acknowledge partner
5-6On the left diagonal cross by right and turn right to face (original) partner
7-8Set to partner
B21-4Partner back to back
5-6Face across (new partner) and change
7-8Step right and honour

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The dance is copyright © 1986 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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