Marching to Praetorius is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Gary Roodman (website) in 1996 and published in Sum Further Calculated Figures. It is a Facing Couples dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 72 bars. It is in the key: G major. Someone thought this dance was Easy / Intermediate.
The tune is a Gavotte from Dances from Terpsichore by Michael Praetorius (though this tune may have been composed by Pierre Francisque Caroubel) and somewhat modified by Gary Roodman and was performed by MGM and Reunion on the album Old Friends.
The animation plays at 103 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.
The dance contains the following figures: USA, hand turn (allemande), lead, siding, arming (and probably others).
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The dance is copyright © 1996 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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