The Dunsmuir Waltz or The Dunsmuir Strathspey ~ Hamilton is an English Country Dance. It was devised by John Drewry in 1992 and published in The Bankhead Book, Part 1. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: F major.
For those unfamiliar with petronella-in-tandem, please see: The Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary.
The tune, called Breakaway Heart was composed by Kathy Talvitie. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album New Shoots. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 113 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: set, circle, cast, lead, petronella (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.
The dance is copyright © 1992 by John Drewry. 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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