The Hobby Horse is a Square Dance. It was devised by Colin Hume & Peter Jenkins in 1980 and published in Dances with a Difference, Vol. 1. It is a Square dance. In this dance the men are permuted by: 1234 and the women by: 3412. The minor set lasts 128 bars. Someone thought this dance was Very Easy.
The tune was composed by Colin Hume and Peter Jenkins. It was performed by Kafoozalum (Peter Jenkins, Mollie Koenigsberger, and Paul Lennon). The music is used with permission from Colin Hume.
The animation plays at 103 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 (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.
The dance contains the following figures: hands across, siding (and probably others).
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The dance is copyright © 1980 by Colin Hume & Peter Jenkins. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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