Zephyrs and Flora

Zephyrs and Flora is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1715. It was interpreted by Bernard Bentley in 1965 and published in The Fallibroome Collection, Vol. 2. Found in The Playford Ball. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Walsh writes:

Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twice over.

The 1st Man and 2d Wo. go Back to Back, then give each other their right Hands, and then their left Hands across and holding so change Places Then the 1st Wo. and 2d Man do the same The 1st Cu. being in the 2d Cu. Place improper, cast up and figure round the 2d Cu which brings them to their own Places proper The 2d Cu. being in their own Places improper, do the same, which brings them to the 1st Cu. Place

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), cast, lead, figure eight (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1965 by Bernard Bentley. 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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