Three Meet or The Pleasures of the Town is an English Country Dance. It was published by English Traditional in about 1909 in The Country Dance Book (Part 1). It was interpreted by Cecil Sharp (website) in 1909. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Probably derives from The Pleasures of the Town found in Thompson's 24 Country dances of 1777.
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.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|A1||1-4||Three meet: Lines of three forward and back|
|A2||1-8||All take partner's left hand in left, then right in right then 1s cast counter-clockwise, lead down to bottom, cast counter-clockwise and lead back to position, other couples following|
|B1||1-8||1s lead down, turn, lead back, cast down|
|B2||1-8||1s+2s partner swing|
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