A Trip to Paris is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1711. It was interpreted by Douglas & Helen Kennedy in 1929 and published in Country Dance Book, New Series. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 26 bars. It is in the key: A minor.
Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twice over.The 1st and 2d. cu. Sett a-cross and turn all four round single, then Sett again and turn to your own places Then cross below the 2d. Cu. and up again to your places, the 1st Man change with the 2d. Wo. and the 1st Wo. with the 2d. Man, then Hands half round and cast off
The tune was published, by Walsh, with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album More Favorites of the Boston Centre. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 116 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). 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: set, turn single, circle, cast, lead (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1929 by Douglas & Helen Kennedy. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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