Parson upon Dorothy or The Shepherd's Daughter is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford in 1652 in The Dancing Master, 2nd ed.. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1992. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a Facing Couples dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 72 bars.
There are three different dances in Playford's various editions named Parson upon Dorothy, and this particular dance was also called The Shepherd's Daughter.
Lead up forwards and back · That again : First two men and last two men hands, and lead to each wall, we. doing the same, change hands and meet all · First and 3. men lead up, the other leading down, change hands and lead the Co. way : Turn each others We. · Turn your own : Sides all · That again : As before : As before : Arms all · That again : As before : As before :
Playford describes this dance as Longwayes for eight and gives directions for four couples.
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.
The dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|I.A1||1-4||Up a Double, back|
|I.A2||1-4||Up a Double, back (repeat)|
|I.B1||1-4||Lead neighbor to men's wall, turn, lead back|
|I.C2||1-4||Lead partner up, turn, lead back|
|II.B1||1-4||Lead neighbor to women's wall, turn, lead back|
|II.C2||1-4||Lead partner down, turn, lead back|
|III.B1||1-4||Lead neighbor to own wall, turn, lead back|
|III.C2||1-4||1s lead partner up, 2s down, turn, lead back|
|C1||1-4||1st corners two hand turn, as M2 scoot behind M1 to two hand turn W1|
|C2||1-4||Partners two hand turn, M1 scoots behind M2|
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1992 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
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