The Walton

The Walton is an American Country Dance. It was devised by Hezekiah Cantelo in 1785 and published in Twenty Four American Country Dances danced by the British during their Winter Quarters at Philadelphia, New York, & Charles Town. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Cantelo writes:

1st. and 2d. couple lead round each: lead down the middle, up again, and cast off, right and left with the top couple: Allemande right and left hand

I make no attempt to match the music to the instructions. The music shows an 8 bar A strain, an 8 bar B strain and a 16 bar C strain, all strains repeated. The instructions give a 32 bar dance.

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 dances of George Williams (including interpretations like this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-8Promenade around the set
A21-81s lead down the middle, turn alone, lead back and cast down to 2nd place as 2s lead up
B11-8Face partner, four changes of rights and lefts
B21-4Regency allemand right...
5-8...and back by the left

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