O Frabjous Day!

Coridon and Phillis

O Frabjous Day! or Coridon and Phillis is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1718 in The Compleat Country Dancing-Master-Master, Book 1. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2013 and published in Nearer & Farther. It is an indecent duple minor longways dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

The figure of the dance was published by Walsh in 1718, Andrew Shaw and Rebecca King replaced the music and renamed the dance.

So far I have been unable to find the original.

"O Frabjous Day!" is a line from Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky", and the illustration is by John Tenniel.

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), circle, cast, lead, hands across (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.

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2013 by Andrew Shaw. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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