The Country Bumpkin is an English Country Dance. It was published by Sylvan Harmer in about 1830 in Heathfield Memorials. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in about 0 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 4123. The minor set lasts 48 bars. Someone thought this dance was Easy.
Another Sir Roger de Coverley variation.
No music was published with this dance, Colin Hume recommends The Bluebell Polka.
The animation plays at 92 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, gypsy, cast, lead (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.
I do not have a publication date for the dance and not know whether it is under copyright or not. I do not have a date for the interpretation, so it may be under copyright. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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