Robin a' Bobbin

Robin a' Bobbin is an English Country Dance. It was published by Johnson in 1751. It was interpreted by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 2009 and published in Serendipity. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Johnson writes:

First Cu. half figure with the 2d Cu. and turn The 2d Cu. half figure with the top Cu. and turn foot it and cast off one Cu. and turn Lead thro' the 3d Cu. & cast up and turn take Hands across with the top Cu. quite round the same with the 3d Cu. quite round.

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.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, cast, lead, figure eight, double figure eight, hands across, lead and 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 © 2009 by Fried de Metz Herman. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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