What You Please - Skillern is an English Country Dance. It was devised by T. Skillern in 1780 and published in Skillern's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1780. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2021. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
First and 2d. Cu Set change & Right hands across The same back again & Left hands across lead down the middle up again and cast off Hands 4 at bottom Right and Left at top
Skillern's instructions call for Rights and Lefts but only allow 4 bars for 4 changes - which usually take 8 bars. I have substituted a circular hey without hands as a faster way to do the same thing.
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 George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|A1||1-4||1s+2s set and partner change|
|5-8||Same couples right hands across|
|A2||1-4||The same, set and partner change|
|5-8||and left hands back|
|B1||1-8||1s lead down the middle, turn, lead back and cast off as 2s lead up|
|B2||1-4||1s+3s circle four|
|5-8||1s+2s face partner, four quick changes of a circular hey (with hands if there is time)|
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