Queen of Hearts ~ Cahusac/3 Couple

Queen of Hearts ~ Cahusac/3 Couple Queen of Hearts ~ Cahusac/Triple

Queen of Hearts ~ Cahusac/3 Couple is an English Country Dance. It was devised by William Cahusac in 1785 and published in W.M Cahusac's Annual Collection of Twenty-four favorite Country Dances for the Year 1785. It was interpreted by Roland Suhr in about 2022. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Cahusac writes:

First Lady foot it to the 2nd Gent: and turn the 3rd First Gent foot it to the 2nd Lady and turn the 3rd Promenade 3 Cu. round Right and left at top

Thomas Knuth suggests the progression (which is unspecified in the original) should happen in the promenade, with the 1s casting down and 2s promenading up a bit further at the end.

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: hand turn (allemande), set, 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.

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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 © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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