Time for a Little Something

11 o'clock

Time for a Little Something or 11 o'clock is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 2000 and published in Serendipity. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

It was a warm day, and he had a long way to go. He hadn't gone more than half-way when a sort of funny feeling began to creep all over him. It began at the tip of his nose and trickled all through him and out at the soles of his feet. It was just as if somebody inside him were saying, "Now then, Pooh, time for a little something."

In Which Eeyor Has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents
A. A. Milne, 1926
Illustrations: Ernest H. Shepard

And all the time he was saying things like this he was going more and more westerly, without thinking . . . until suddenly he found himself at his own front door again.

And it was eleven o'clock.

Which was Time-for-a-little-something. . . .

In Which It Is Shown That Tiggers Don't Climb Trees
The House at Pooh Corner
A. A. Milne, 1928

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 dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, cast, lead, poussette, rights and lefts, lead and cast, chevron poussette (and probably others).

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