We Will Down With the French ~ Duple is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1780 in Twenty four Country Dances for the Year 1780. It was interpreted by Thomas Kurth in 2021. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
The first & 2d. Cu. Sett change sides & back again Lead down two Cu. up again and cast off Allemande with your right hand then with your Left Hands Six quite round
Originally a proper triple minor.
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: set, 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 © 2021 by Thomas Kurth. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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