The Young Widow - Fentum is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Fentum in 1803 and published in A Favorite Collection of Country Dances for the Year 1803. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Left and Hands 3 on the Ladys side, the same on the Gents, down the middle up again, right hand and left.
What does "Left and Hands 3 on the Ladys side" mean. Perhaps the 1st+2nd lady left hand turn followed by a circle three? Or more likely three hands across?
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 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.
|A1||1-4||On the Ladies' side: left hands across three|
|5-8||Circle three left|
|A2||1-4||On the Gents' side: right hands across three|
|5-8||Circle three right|
|B1||1-8||1s lead down, turn alone, lead back and cast down as 2s lead up|
|B2||1-8||2s+1s face partner, four changes of rights and lefts|
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