The College Hornpipe

The College Hornpipe is a Scottish Country Dance. It was devised by W. Boag in 1797 and published in RSCDS Book 20. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. It is a multipart dance. R32

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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

1-8Circle six and back
9-16Three couple promenade
17-201s cross and cast as 2s move up
21-241s cross by the left, cast below 3s and lead up to face 1st corners
25-30Hello-goodbye setting
31-321s clap and petronella to 2nd place

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