Turning by Threes is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Gary Roodman in 2003 and published in A Finite Set of Calculated Figures. It is a 3 Couple Circle dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a mixer. The dance lasts 96 bars.
The tune is Tourner á Trois composed by Paul Machlis, and was performed by Reunion (Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm and Jonathan Jensen) on the album New Friends.
The animation plays at 117 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), turn single, gypsy, circle, hands across, hey, rights and lefts (and probably others).
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The dance is copyright © 2003 by Gary Roodman. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2019 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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