New Princess Royal

New Princess Royal is an English Country Dance. It was published by Wright in 1740 in Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances, Vol. 1. It was interpreted by Ken Sheffield (website) in 1982 and published in From Two Barns, Vol 1. 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 40 bars.

Wright writes:

The 1st Man Hey on the Wo. side & the 1st Wo. Hey on the Mens side Then the 1st Cu. Hey on thier own side The 1st Cu. cross over two Cu. clap hands & turn the Tune out then the 1st Cu. cast behind the 3d Cu. lead thro' the 2d Cu. Foot it & clap hands at Top and cast off.

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 Ken Sheffield (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.

A11-81s cross between 2s into mirror heys on the opposite side
A21-81s cross again into mirror heys on their own sides
B11-31s cross, go below 2s
4-61s cross again, go below 3s
7-8All clap with partner: own, partner's right, own, partner's left
9-12All two hand turn partner
B21-61s cast up, meet above 3s, lead to top
7-8All clap with partner: own, partner's right, own, partner's left
9-121s cast to bottom as others right hand spiral up one place

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1982 by Ken Sheffield. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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