Orly Triumphant

Orly Triumphant is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Victor Skowronski (website) in 1999. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Victor specifies that in the "up a doubles" people should use a "step, close, step, close" step when going up, and "step, step, step, close" when going down. I'm a little confused by this as there are three counts to the measure, so there should be six counts/steps in the up motion and six in the down motion, and a four step sequence doesn't divide into six.

Changing it to "step close, step close, step close" and "step step close, step step close" makes more sense to me. Or I don't understand music, which is certainly true.

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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, circle, cast, figure eight, double figure eight (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 is copyright © 1999 by Victor Skowronski. 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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