Volpony ~ Christian

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Volpony ~ Christian is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1712 in Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1712. It was interpreted by Graham Christian in 2004. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Walsh writes:

Note each strain twice

All four trip it to each other hands half fournd tirp it again the other half round the 1st cu. cast off and turn hands the 2d. cu. do the same back to back to your partners right and left quite round the 1st cu. go the whole figure through the 2d. cu. cast off lead quickly through the 3d. cu and cast up into 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 dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, circle, cast, lead, figure eight, double figure eight, hey, rights and lefts (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2004 by Graham Christian. 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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