The Cobbler's Hornpipe is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1701 in The Dancing Master, 11th ed.. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 16 bars.
The 1. man meets and sets with his Partner, and turns sides with their right hand, in their own places The second cu. do the same The 1. cu. being in their own places, cross over below the second cu. and go the Figure Then lead through the third cu. and cast up to the 2. cu. place
Originally a triple minor.
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.
|A1||1-2||1s slow set|
|3-4||1s right hand turn|
|A2||1-2||2s slow set left and right|
|3-4||2s left hand turn|
|B1||1-2||1s cross, go below, as 2s lead up|
|3-4||1s half figure eight up through 2s|
|5-8||1s lead through couple below and cast back to place|
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