Wolverton Hall ~ Bolton is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1686 in The Dancing Master, 7th ed.. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton (website) in 1997 and published in Retreads Vol.7. Originally proper this version is an indecent duple minor longways dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
The 1. man and 1. wo. meet, then fall back and change places, then the 2. man and 2. wo. lead up into the 1. cu. places, then fall back and change places; the 1. man then bing in the 2. wo. place, and 1. wo. in the 2. man's place, the all four take hands and turn round till each cu. come into their own plaes again, then 1. and 2. we. take hands and lead between the two men into their places, and hands half round, then cast off, the rest doing the same in like manner.
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 dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|A1||1-4||Lead neighbor in a double and fall back|
|5-8||1s hole in the wall cross as 2s back to back|
|A2||1-4||Face neighbor, 2s take hands, mirror change with neighbor, face partner take hands with neighbor fall back|
|5-8||2s hole in the wall cross as 1s back to back|
|B1||1-4||Circle left half and fall back, M2+W1 retain hands|
|5-8||Partner mirror change (M2+W1 together) and turn single away (from neighbor) to end facing them|
|B2||1-4||Set to neighbor, set to partner|
|5-8||Circle left half, acknowledge neighbor|
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