Mevagissey Car Park is a New England Contra Dance. It was devised by Gary Roodman (website) in 2011 and published in A Group of Calculated Figures. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways Becket dance. It is a multipart dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: G major. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate / Hard.
The tune, called Young Alex was composed by Brian Jenkins. It was performed by Cilantrio (Karen Axelrod, Peter Barnes, and Mary Lea) and comes from the album Good Friends.
The animation plays at 115 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, gypsy, circle, hey, rights and lefts, ladies chain (courtesy turn), swing (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 © 2011 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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