Sicilian is an English Country Dance. It was devised by G.M.S. Chivers in 1821 and published in A Pocket Companion to the French and English Country Dancing, London. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2021. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Chivers writes:
Chain figure of 6 .. promenade 3 couple .. cross over two couple, lead up one .. whole figure top and bottom .. (4 parts)

The Regency Dance site says this book dates from 1818, Google books claims 1821.


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 dances of George Williams (including interpretations like this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-81s face partner, others face neighbor, grand chain
A21-8Three couple promenade round
B11-81s cross, go below 3s, cross again and lead up to 2nd place as 2s lead up
B21-41s half figure eight up through 2s
5-81s half figure eight down through 3s

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