Siege of Buda

Siege of Buda is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1689 in A new Addition to the Dancing Master. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 24 bars.

Playford writes:

The 1. cu. back to back, and the 2. cu. at the same time do the like, then 1. and 2. man back to back, the we. doing the like at the same time.
The 1. and 2. man take hands, the we. doing the like, and change over, then fall back and cross over with their Partners, then all four take hands and go quite round, and the 1. cu. to their Partners, and so cast off.

I think this would work well with the 1s improper.

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 dances of George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

A11-4Partner back to back
A21-4Neighbor back to back
B11-4Neighbor two hand turn once and a half
5-6Fall back with neighbor
7-8Partner change
B21-4Circle left half and fall back
5-81s long cast down as 2s wait and lead up

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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