Thursday Mixer

Thursday Mixer is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 1998 and published in Serendipity. It is an improper duple minor longways dance. It is a quadruple progression dance. It is a mixer. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

This dance is double progression for women and quadruple progression for men.

If you are out at the bottom of the set you may be tempted to cross over. Don't. Just stay where you are. Halfway through (when other men pass their neighbors) the man will pass his partner and go face a new neighbor.

The woman out at bottom waits, she gets a new partner and he waits too. then when everyone else does the first half poussette they do a two hand turn to proper.

No one is ever out at top, so there is no issue there.

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 dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, hands across, poussette (and probably others).

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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