Capital Lads is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Gary Roodman (website) in 2012 and published in A Group of Calculated Figures. It is a 6 Couple Longways dance with the 4s, 5s, 6s improper. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: D minor. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate / Hard.
The tune, called Sauteuse (jumper, feminine) was composed by L.J. Clarchies. It was performed by Cilantrio (Karen Axelrod, Kate Barnes and Mary Lea) on the album Mr. Roodman's Fancies. A copy of the album was given to me by Mr. Roodman and is used here with his permission.
The animation plays at 111 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). 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, circle, cast, lead (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.
The dance is copyright © 2012 by Gary Roodman. 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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