Off She Goes ~ Williams

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Off She Goes ~ Williams is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Wilson in 1816 and published in A Companion to the Ball Room, London. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Wilson published a different figure with this same name in 1809.

Wilson writes:

DOUBLE FIGURE Each strain repeated
Hey contrary sides hey on your own sides lead down the middle up again right and left with the top Cu: & swing corners

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.

A11-81s cross between 2s into mirror heys on the opposite side
A21-81s cross again into mirror heys on their own sides
B11-41s lead below 2s, turn lead to 2nd place as 2s lead up
5-82s+1s face partner, four changes of a circular hey
B21-4Swing corners: 1s turn 1st corners right, partner left
5-81s turn 2nd corners right, partner left

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