The Jubilee ~ Wilson

The Jubilee ~ Thompson The Jubilee ~ Wilson

The Jubilee ~ Wilson is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Wilson in about 1811 and published in The Treasures of Terpsichore (Supplement). It was interpreted by Pat Shaw (website) in about 1965 and published in Another Look at Playford. 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 32 bars.

Wilson writes:

Double Figure

Hey contrary sides — Hey on your own sides — Swing with the right hand round one couple, then with the left — and hands six round

Originally a triple minor.

Wilson provides no music for this dance. Pat Shaw used The Jubilee Dance by Button & Whitaker.

Neither Pat Shaw nor Wilson specifies how to go round the outside of the other couples.

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 dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), circle, hey, mirror hey, siding (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.

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