Rumford Assembly or Romford Assembly is an English Country Dance. It was published by Universal Magazine in 1755. 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 40 bars. Someone thought this dance was Easy / Intermediate.
(I cannot find the original myself, this is fron Colin Hume's website
The first couple cast off hands four round with the third couple ; cast up hands four round with the second couple ; lead down two couple, the second and third couple follows ; cross over and turn your partners ; lead down and cast up, lead through the top and cast off .
The tune was published with the dance.
The animation plays at 115 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, lead, 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.
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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