Prince William of Glo's'ter's Waltz is an English Country Dance. It was published by Preston in 1801. It was interpreted by Pat Woods in 1958. Found in The Playford Ball. Mentioned in the article A Trip to Netherfield. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.
The Playford Ball contains an image of the original dance description which reads:
1st Lady ſet to 2d Gent & change places
1st Gent ſet to 2d Lady & change places
1st & 2d Cu. Pouſſette right & left right around
Which a) looks very different, and b) doesn't take enough music
Prince William of Gloucester was a sun of George III, and king of England from 1830 to 1837.
The tune, of the same name, was published by Preston with the dance in 1801. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album Invitation to Waltz. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 123 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). 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: set, turn single, hands across (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. The interpretation is copyright © 1958 by Pat Woods. 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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My work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Most of the dances have more restrictive licensing, see my notes on copyright, the individual dance pages should mention when some rights are waived.