The Pleasures of the Town is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1777. It was interpreted by ?John Garden in about 0. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
This interpretation is from the Ottawa ECD site, it does not say who did the interpretation but perhaps John Garden. Presumably it was based on the earlier work of Porter in 1931. Since the original (in Thompson) was a triple minor this may be truer to it than the Apted version (a 3 couple longways). Licensed under a creative-commons attribution, non-comercial, share-alike license.
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: circle, lead, hey, rights and lefts, promenade round (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.
The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. I do not have a date for the interpretation, so it may be under copyright. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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