Sam's Maggot ~ Andrew Shaw

Sam's Maggot ~ Andrew Shaw Sam's Maggot ~ Herman

Sam's Maggot ~ Andrew Shaw is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1728 in The New Country Dancing-Master, 3d Book. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2017 and published in Elephants Stairs. 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 48 bars.

Walsh writes:

Note: Each strain twice.

The 1st. man figure sides below the 3d. man, come up the middleand turn 1st. wo. half round, proper to his place the 1st. wo. do the same on her side, and turn partners the 1st. and 2d. man foot it to their partners all four turn single take right and left hands go half round & turn sides quite round then foot it as before take right hand and left half round the 1st. cu. set cast off

Originally a triple minor.

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, turn single, cast, lead, rights and lefts (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 © 2017 by Andrew Shaw. 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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