Red-House ~ SCD

Red-House Red-House ~ SCD

Red-House ~ SCD is a Scottish Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford in 1695 in The Dancing Master, 9th ed.. It was interpreted by RSCDS Book 7 in 1931. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. 40

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.

The dance contains the following figures: set, cast, hey (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1931 by RSCDS Book 7. 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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