The Newmarket Lass

The Market Lass

The Newmarket Lass or The Market Lass is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Burbank in 1799. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1991. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. It is a triple progression dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

Burbank writes:
Down outside, and cross below 3rd couple and cast up one - six balance, gentleman sacha to the left, and place himself between the 2nd couple, the lady sacha to the left and place herself between the 3rd couple - six balance, give your partner your right hand andswing round so as to stand in a right position to right and left at top - right and left.

Oritinal title was The Market Lass, but because Bolton made a new version of it he calls it The Newmarket Lass.

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.

A11-61s, taking right in right, lead down, cross below 3s (man assisting woman in front of him) and cast up to middle improper (2s move up)
7-8Lines of three set
A21-4Lines forward and back
5-81s right turn 3/4 as others partner back to back, fall back into lines across
B11-4Lines forward and back
5-81s right turn 3/4 as others opposite back to back, fall back into lines on the sides
B21-61s+3s face partner three changes of rights and lefts
7-81s face down, next 2s face up, one more change of rights and lefts

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1991 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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