The Hamiltonian ~ Duple

Lady Amelia Murray's Choice ~ Duple

The Hamiltonian ~ Duple The Hamiltonian

The Hamiltonian ~ Duple or Lady Amelia Murray's Choice ~ Duple is an American Country Dance. It was devised by Hezekiah Cantelo in 1785 and published in Twenty Four American Country Dances danced by the British during their Winter Quarters at Philadelphia, New York, & Charles Town. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 48 bars.

Cantelo writes:

First Lady foots it with the 2d. Gen: and turns · 1st. Gen: Ditto with the 2d. Lady Gallop down two Couple, up again, and cast off · foot it and go the Allemande round to the right foot it and turn four hands the round to the right with the 3d. couple · Right and Left with the first couple

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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.

The dances of George Williams (including interpretations like this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-8W1+M2 foot it (set forward twice) and two hand turn
A21-8M1+W2 foot it and two hand turn
B11-81s give hands, gallop down, come back up, cast down as 2s lead up
B21-41s foot it
5-81s regency allemande right
C11-41s+couple below foot it to center
5-81s+couple below circle left
C21-8Original neighbors face partner four changes rights and lefts

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