Neat, Mr. John is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Nathaniel Kynaston in about 1718 and published in Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1718. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2000 and published in Mr. Kynaston's Famous Dance. 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 48 bars.
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), set, cast, lead, hey, mirror hey, hey for three, lead and cast, siding (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.
I do not have a publication date for the dance and not know whether it is under copyright or not. The interpretation is copyright © 2000 by Andrew Shaw. 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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