Tunbridge Frisk

Tunbridge Frisk is an English Country Dance. It was published by Wright in 1740 in Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances, Vol. 1. It was interpreted by Ken Sheffield (website) in 1982 and published in From Two Barns, Vol 1. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Wright writes:

First and 2d. Cu. foot it and turn then 1st. and 2d. Men foot it and turn, two We. do the same, 1st. Man cast off two Cu. 1st. Wo. cast off one Cu. and cast up again, foot it and turn in the 2d. Cu. Place.

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 dances of Ken Sheffield (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-4All set (right and left) and turn single right
5-8Circle six left half
A21-4All set (left and right) and turn single left
5-8Circle six right half
B11-4W1 move down between 2s, looping W2, ending between 2s (who have moved up) as M1 casts below 3s to end between them
5-8All back to back (1s with partner, others with neighbor)
B21-41s pass 1st corners right, to start (quick) heys for three across, 1s end in center.
5-8All partner two hand turn to proper

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1982 by Ken Sheffield. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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