Pye Corner

Pye Corner is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1695 in The Dancing Master, 9th ed.. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 2020 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. Someone thought this dance was Easy / Intermediate.

Playford writes:
Both cu. set their Partners, and turn S. then 1. man cast off to first improper, and 2. man cast off and follow him to second improper (we. changing over at the same time;) the we. do the same, which makes all most proper: First man set 2. wo. and turn S. then single hands with her and turn to the same: First wo. and 2. man the same, and then turning single, the 1. wo. cast off to the second proper, (1. man at the same time to second proper.)

The tune was published with the dance.

The animation plays at 92 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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, cast, lead (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 itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2020 by Colin Hume. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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