Whiskers is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1713. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2002 and published in The She Favourite. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 22 bars.
Cross over then cross over below the third Couple the first Man slip up into the second Man's Place, the first Woman slip up into the second Woman's Place, go the whole Figure through the second Couple, then Right and Left with the third Couple
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: cast, lead, figure eight, double figure eight, rights and lefts, cross go below (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2002 by Andrew Shaw. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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