None So Pretty - Campbell

None So Pretty - Campbell is an English Country Dance. It was published by William Campbell in about 1794, London. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Campbell writes:

The 3 Ladies lead round the 3 Gent The 3 Gent lead round the 3 Ladies Cross over one Cu. and turn your Partner Right and Left at Top

Wilson published different figures for this tune in at least two books: first in Treasures of Terpsichore, 1809, and later in A Companion to the Ball Room, 1816. Preston has yet another figure in 1796. While Rutherford has a figure back in 1756 in Rutherford's compleat Collection of 200 of the most celebrated Country Dances both Old and New, Vol. 1 — but the music he gives is a different tune (for one thing it is a jig, not a reel).

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.

A11-8Women join hands and W1 leads a circle counter-clockwise around the men
A21-8Men join hands and M1 leads a circle clockwise around the women
B11-41s cross, go below, as 2s lead up
5-81s two hand turn once and a half to proper
B21-81s+2s face partner four changes of rights and lefts

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