Terpsícourante Alternate

Terpsícourante Alternate Terpsícourante

Terpsícourante Alternate is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Gary Roodman (website) in 2011 and published in A Number of Calculated Figures. It is a 4 Couple Longways dance with the 1s, 3s improper. It is a multipart dance. The minor set lasts 40 bars. It is in the key: D major. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate / Hard.

The tune was adapted by Gary Roodman from "Courante" CLXXXII in Terpsichore by Michael Praetorius, and performed by MGM (Mary Lea, Gene Murrow and Margaret Ann Martin) & Reunion (Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm and Jonathan Jensen) on the album New Friends.

The animation plays at 109 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), set, turn single, gypsy, circle, lead, draw poussette, siding (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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