The New Exchange

Durham Stable

The New Exchange or Durham Stable is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1651 in The English Dancing Master. It was interpreted by Scott Pfitzinger (website) in about 2019. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 96 bars.

Note: The New Royal Exchange is a completely different dance.

Playford writes:
Lead up all forwards and back, set and change places That again First man set to his own wo. the 2. as much, the 3 turn his own ·: Third man set to his own, the 2. as much, the first man turn his own
Sides all, set and change places That again First man and last wo. meet and stand, first wo. and last man as much, first man and last wo. change places, the other change, the 2. change with his own. ·: This Change back again to your places
Amrs all, set and change places That again First Cu. go down between the 2. the third come up between the first, the 2. come down between the 3. set and turn S. ·: All this again to your places

At the end of B1+2 of part 3 Playford has "set and turn single" which takes 4 bars. But we've already used 6 bars to slip up and down (and we've only got 8 bars). I have changed it to a "set".

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

The transcriptions and interpretations of Playford dances found on http://playforddances.com/ from the various editions of The Dancing Master are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

I.A11-4Up a double and back
II.A11-4Right shoulder siding
III.A11-4Arm right
5-8Set and partner change
I.A21-4Up a Double, back (again)
II.A21-4Left shoulder siding
III.A21-4Arm left
5-8Set and partner change
I.A31-2M1 set to W1
3-4M2 set to W2
5-83s two had turn
I.A41-2M3 set to W3
3-4M2 set to W2
5-81s two hand turn
II.A31-1Long 1st corners meet and stand
2-2Long 2nd corners meet and stand
3-4Long 1st corners change
5-6Long 2nd corners change
7-82s change
II.A41-1Long 1st corners meet and stand
2-2Long 2nd corners meet and stand
3-4Long 1st corners change
5-6Long 2nd corners change
7-82s change
III.A31-21s slip down inside as 2s slip up outside
3-43s slip up inside as 1s slip down outside
5-62s slip down inside as 3s slip up outside
7-8All set
III.A31-23s slip down inside as 2s slip up outside
3-41s slip up inside as 3s slip down outside
5-62s slip down inside as 1s slip up outside
7-8All set

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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