The Installation is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1772. It was interpreted by Tom Cook in 1979 and published in Again Let's Be Merry. Found in The Playford Ball. Mentioned in the article A Trip to Netherfield. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 64 bars. It is in the key: G major/minor. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate / Hard.
The 1st. Man Hey on the 1st. wo. side then Hey on their own sides lead thro' the 2d. Cu. cast up & turn 2d. Cu. lead up cast off & turn foot it 4 half Right & Left the same back again cross over & figure at top Right & Left
There is also a dance of this name in Thompson's Twenty four Country Dances for the year 1780 but it seems quite different.
The tune was published by Thompson with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album At Home. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
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 (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: hand turn (allemande), lead, figure eight, hey, mirror hey, rights and lefts, swing, siding (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1979 by Tom Cook. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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