Inspired by Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams.
The Intruders is a Scottish Country Dance. It was devised by Jeff Altman in 2015 and published in Celebrating 50 Years (RSCDS Los Angeles). It is a proper Triple Minor dance. It is a multipart dance. J32. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.
Celebrating 50 Years calls this a four couple dance, but I find it easier to think of as a three couple dance in a four couple set with whatever couple is inactive intruding into the dance at apropriate moments.
The devisor recommends dancing this without the intruders until people understand the dance, and in that case it is a three couple dance in a four couple set.
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 dance contains the following figures: circle, cast, lead, figure eight, hands across, hey, hey for three, shetland hey (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 © 2015 by Jeff Altman. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2023 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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