Red-House ~ Skowronski

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Red-House ~ Skowronski is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1695 in The Dancing Master, 9th ed.. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 48 bars. It is in the key: A minor.

Playford writes:

The 1. cu. meet and set, and cast off into the 2. cu. place Then meet and set again, and cast off into their own place The 1. man cast off below the 2. man, and go above the 2. wo. into the 2. man's place, his wo. folloing him at the same time Then the 2. wo. cast up above the 1. wo. and go below the 1. man into her own place, the 1. man following her at the same time Then the 1. cu. and 2. man go the Hey till they come into their own places Then the 1. cu. and 2. wo. go the Hey on the other side, and so cast off into the 2. cu. place

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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-2All meet partner a double
3-4All fall back
5-6Set forward to partner
7-82nd corners cast as 1st twirl to progressed places
A21-2All meet partner a double
3-4All fall back
5-6Set forward to partner
7-82nd corner positions cast as others twirl home
B11-8W1, chased by partner, casts down, loops W2, up between 2s, loops M2 to progressed place, 2s wait and lead up
B21-8M2, chased by partner, casts down, loops M1, up between 1s, loops W1 back home, as 1s wait and lead up
C11-8W2 pass M1 left to start a hey for three across the set with the 1s
C21-6M2 pass W1 right to start a hey for three with the 1s
7-82nd corners cast as 1st twirl to progressed places

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