The Hoping Lady

Rinaldo or The Hoping Lady is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1714 in Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1714, London. It was interpreted by Philippe Callens in 2004 and published in Antwerp Antics. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 36 bars. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.

Walsh writes:

Note: Each Strain is to be Play'd twice over.

First Man turn the 2d Wo and cast off The 2d Wo. turn the 1st Man and cast off Lead to the Wall, back again, all four take Hands and go quite round The 1st Cu. lead thro' the 2d Cu. and cast off, and foot it to each other, then turn Hands

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), set, turn single, turn single cloverleaf, circle, cast, lead, lead and cast (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2004 by Philippe Callens. 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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