Red and all Red

Red and all Red Red and all Red

Red and all Red is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1753. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 2003 and published in Colin Hume's Website. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 44 bars. It is in the key: G major. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.

The Playford Assembly claims the dance could be found in the publication Merry Lad before Thompson.

Thompson writes:

The 1st. Man foot it and turn his Partner then set to the 2d. Wo. Hands all three round 1st. Man leads his Partner behind the 2d Man and Hands three with 2d and 3d. We. and the Wo. Hands three round with the 2d. and 3d. Men Hands six round and turn your Partner :

Originally a triple minor.

The tune was published with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album By Request. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 103 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), circle, cast (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 © 2003 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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