The Lord Phoppington

The Lord Phoppington is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford in 1701 in The Dancing Master, 11th ed.. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1988 and published in Retreads Vol.3. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The dance lasts 24 bars.

Playford writes:
The 1. cu. lead down through the 2. cu. and cast up, then go the half Figure · The 2. cu. do the same : The 1. man changes places with the 2 wo. and the 1. wo. with the 2. man, then all four hands quite round, which makes the 1. cu. in the 2. cu. place.

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.

A11-41s lead below 2s and cast back to place
5-81s half figure eight down through 2s
A21-42s lead above 1s and cast back to place
5-82s half figure eight up through 1s
B1-4M1+W2 change, W1+M2 change
5-8Circle four

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1988 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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