The Doldrum ~ 6 Cpl

The Doldrum ~ 6 Cpl The Doldrum

The Doldrum ~ 6 Cpl is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Marjorie Heffer & William Porter in 1932 and published in Maggot Pie. It is a 6 Couple Circle dance. There is no progression in this dance. The dance lasts 96 bars.

Maggot Pie mentions that after making a slight change to the figures for the four couple dance, the description will work for an arbetrary number of couples — though at some point room at the center will be too crowded for the hands across/star promenade figures. This is what that dance looks like with six couples.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), circle, cast, hands across, promenade round, star promenade (and probably others).

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The dance is copyright © 1932 by Marjorie Heffer & William Porter. 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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