The Christmas Tale is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1778. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2023. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
First Gent: turn his Partner with his Right hand Then left lead down two Cu. up again & cast off Allemand with your Partner lead thr'o the bottom and Cast up lead thr'o the top & cast off
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.
|A1||1-4||1s right hand turn...|
|5-8||...and left hand back|
|A2||1-8||1s lead down, turn, lead back and cast down as 2s lead up|
|B1||1-4||1s regency allemande right...|
|5-8||...and back by the left|
|B2||1-4||1s lead through couple below and cast back|
|5-8||1s lead through couple above and cast back|
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