Vigo is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1703 in The Dancing Master, 12th ed, London. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2006 and published in Emperor of the Moon. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
The 1. cu. cast off, and the 2. cu. follow them, and stand all a-brest, Present and Fire; the 1. cu. cross over and come into the 2. cu. Place; the 2. cu. do the same The first Strain twice. Fall back to the Wall, the Men stand before the We. longways Face to Face, holding both Hands and change Places, holding both Hands longways as you were before, and turn single to your own Places. Second Strain once. Right-hands a-cross half round and turn S. lead to the Wall and face about, then cross over to your own Places.
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), turn single, cast, lead, figure eight, hands across, siding, cross go below (and probably others).
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