The Hey-Makers Dance in Faustus

Wing's Maggot

The Hey-Makers Dance in Faustus or Wing's Maggot is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) in 1726 in The Dancing Master, The Third Volume, 2nd ed.. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 2000. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The dance lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

Note: Each Strain twice.

The first Couple whole Figure round the second Couple · Then the second Couple do the same round the first Couple, till they come into their proper Places again : The first couple clap hands and the Second do the same at the same Time, and then all Four clap Sides, and the first Couple cast off · And then Right-hands and Left quite round with the third Couple, and turn your Partner the Tune out. :

Originally a triple minor.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is 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 Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-81s cast down as 2s cross up for a double full figure eight
A21-83s cast up as 2s cross down for a double full figure eight
B11-2Top and bottom couples face partner and clap own right own left as 2s change
3-4Bottom two couples face neighbor and clap own right own left
5-6Top two couples face neighbor and clap own right own left
7-81s cast down as 2s moving straight to top
B21-4Bottom two face partner three changes of rights and lefts as top couple set and partner change
5-8Partner two hand turn

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2000 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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