Y2K

Y2K is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 1999 and published in Serendipity. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Fried describes the "gypsy allemande" as: "Ptns. loosely join R-hands. The wo. dance a R-sh. B to B // the man dance a R-sh. gypsy going around his ptn. under the R-hands held high."

She disclaims credit for this move, it looks similar to what I call a "Bentley Allemande", see: East Indian

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, turn single, gypsy, cast, lead, figure eight, double figure eight, hands across (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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