The Collier's Daughter ~ Christian or The Duke of Rutland's Delight is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) in 1718 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second, 3rd ed.. It was interpreted by Graham Christian in 2015. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.
The first Couple cross over and turn in second Couple's Place · And then cross over and turn in the third Couple's Place : Then lead your Partner up to the Top and Hands quite round and turn all four single · Then Right Left quite round and turn your partner :
Christian describes this as a modified version of Sharp's interpretation.
The tune was published with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album By Request. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
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.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), turn single, circle, lead, hey, circular hey (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2015 by Graham Christian. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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