New Man Tiger

New Man Tyger

New Man Tiger or New Man Tyger is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1992. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The dance lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

Note: The first Strain twice, and the last but once.

The first Man Setts to the 2d Woman, then turn single and cast off, then turn the 2d. Woman and stand Below · Then the first Woman do the same : Then both cross over the 3d Couple andsingle Figure, then Right and Left to the Top, then both cross up to the Top and single Figure; then Right and Left to the Bottom.

Originally a triple minor

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 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.

A11-4M1+W2 step right and honour, left and honour and turn single right
5-6M1 cast down, M2 wait and twirl up
7-8M1 right turn W3, ending in M3's place (M3 casts up)
A21-4W1+M2 step left and honour, right and honour and turn single left
5-6W1 cast down, W2 wait and twirl up
7-8W1 right turn M1, ending in W3's place (W3 casts up)
B11-21s cross go above (3s lead down)
3-41s half figure eight up
5-6Top two couples hole in the wall cross
7-8and two changes of rights and lefts
B11-21s cross go below (2s lead up)
3-41s half figure eight down
5-6Bottom two couples hole in the wall cross
7-8and two changes of rights and lefts

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1992 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 © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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