Rebecka Ridinghoode

Rebecka Ridinghoode is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1713 in Twenty Four Country Dances For the Year 1714, London. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2009 and published in Farnicle Huggy. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 16 bars.

Walsh writes:

Note: The first Strain once and the last twice.

Cross over, the first man and 2d. wo back to back and the 2d. man and first wo. at the Same time go the half Figure, and turn hands in the 2d. cu. place lead through the 3d. cu. and cast up into the 2d. cu. place lead through the first cu. and cast off

Originally a triple minor.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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), cast, lead, figure eight, cast and lead, cross go below, back to back (and probably others).

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