St. Catherine ~ Bolton

St. Catherine ~ Bolton St. Catherine ~ Callens

St. Catherine ~ Bolton is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford in 1701 in The Dancing Master, 11th ed.. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1991. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

Note: The first Strain is to be play'd twice, and the second once.

The first Man and second Wo. sett and turn single, then he turns her with his Right-hand quite round · The second Man and first Wo. do the same : Fall back with your Partners and cross over, then cross back again, Right and Left quite round and lead through the second Couple.

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 Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-21st Corners set in
3-41st Corners turn single back to place
5-81st Corners right hand turn
A21-22nd Corners set in (starting on the left foot)
3-42nd Corners turn single left back to place
5-82nd Corners left hand turn
B1-4Face partner, fall back with neighbor, cross, turn back
5-8Again, face partner, fall back with neighbor, cross, turn back
9-14Facing partner, four changes of rights and lefts
15-161s lead down as 2s cast up

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1991 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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