Park Lane

Park Lane is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Colin Hume (website) in 2003 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a Facing Couples Becket dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 96 bars. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.

After Colin Hume wrote a dance called Mayfair, he wrote this one. These names a pun on the British Monopoly board. In the US the most expensive properties in the game are Boardwalk and Park Place. In the UK they are Mayfair and Park Lane.

The tune, called The Boatman, was published by Playford in 1651. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album A Playford Ball. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 116 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: USA, hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, gypsy, cast, lead, hands across, hey, hey for three, hey for four, rights and lefts, siding, arming, back to back (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 © 2003 by Colin Hume. 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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