Charlene's Celebration

Charlene's Celebration is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Gary Roodman in 2005 and published in Prime Calculated Figures. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 3142. The dance lasts 24 bars.

The tune, called Elizabethan Tango Man, was composed by Charlene Thomson and performed by Anna Patton, Karen Axelrod, Mary Lea on the album Band of Friends.

The animation plays at 117 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: set, circle, cast, lead, hands across, poussette, hey, mirror hey, hey for four, circular hey (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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The dance is copyright © 2005 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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