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Title: The Brighton Waltz
Description: Longways Country Dance, duple minor

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

6,12,0,885,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 1,140,175,130,270,130,370,320,170,330,270,330,370 1,155,183,130,270,130,370,305,170,330,270,330,370 2,170,190,130,270,130,370,290,170,330,270,330,370 1,180,195,130,270,130,370,280,170,330,270,330,370 16,248,186,130,270,130,370,352,197,310,254,330,370 16,332,187,130,270,130,370,313,253,259,222,330,370 16,284,238,130,270,130,370,263,213,291,173,330,370 16,220,197,130,270,130,370,298,162,339,215,330,370 16,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 1,140,170,130,270,130,370,320,175,330,270,330,370 1,155,170,130,270,130,370,305,183,330,270,330,370 2,170,170,130,270,130,370,290,190,330,270,330,370 1,180,170,130,270,130,370,280,195,330,270,330,370 16,201,155,156,208,130,370,256,201,330,270,330,370 16,236,201,194,165,130,370,211,235,330,270,330,370 16,180,235,227,215,130,370,166,202,330,270,330,370 16,124,201,170,254,130,370,212,155,330,270,330,370 16,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 16,170,197,130,270,130,370,290,197,330,270,330,370 16,197,248,130,270,130,370,263,248,330,270,330,370 16,199,312,130,270,130,370,261,312,330,270,330,370 16,199,389,130,270,130,370,261,389,330,270,330,370 4,196,392,130,270,130,370,258,392,330,270,330,370 3,195,396,130,270,130,370,258,397,330,270,330,370 4,198,400,130,270,130,370,261,400,330,270,330,370 3,201,397,130,270,130,370,264,397,330,270,330,370 4,201,393,130,270,130,370,264,393,330,270,330,370 3,199,389,130,270,130,370,261,389,330,270,330,370 9,198,365,130,270,130,370,261,365,330,270,330,370 9,197,329,130,270,130,370,262,329,330,270,330,370 10,197,293,130,270,130,370,262,293,330,270,330,370 9,196,270,130,270,130,370,262,270,330,270,330,370 4,187,253,130,270,130,370,271,253,330,270,330,370 4,171,235,130,270,130,370,288,235,330,270,330,370 4,148,223,130,270,130,370,311,223,330,270,330,370 4,130,220,130,270,130,370,330,220,330,270,330,370 8,119,234,130,250,130,370,341,234,330,250,330,370 8,116,246,130,220,130,370,344,246,330,220,330,370 8,119,259,130,190,130,370,341,259,330,190,330,370 8,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 21,231,270,50,172,130,370,410,268,229,170,330,370 21,279,225,2,221,130,370,458,219,181,215,330,370 21,229,168,53,272,130,370,407,168,231,272,330,370 22,124,169,133,272,130,370,327,168,336,271,330,370 21,42,170,234,271,130,370,226,169,418,270,330,370 21,-8,221,283,225,130,370,177,215,468,219,330,370 21,44,274,233,165,130,370,227,275,416,166,330,370 21,127,274,124,166,130,370,336,274,333,166,330,370 0,128,273,125,167,130,370,335,273,332,167,330,370 0,129,272,127,168,130,370,333,272,331,168,330,370 0,129,271,129,169,130,370,331,271,331,169,330,370 1,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:16:The first couple join hands with the second lady and circle once around; repeat for the second man^20:16:The first couple lead down the middle and back, and cast off into second place^42:16:The first couple pousette with the second couple once around^54:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

The_Brighton_Waltz.mp3

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This dance is reconstructed from an authentic source as noted above, but you might encounter it being taught in a different fashion. Popular dances were often published more than once, sometimes with different figures, or even with different tunes; our version is faithfully reconstructed and historically informed, but alternative arrangements can be equally satisfying


Further Information:

 
Source: A Favorite Collection of Popular Country Dances, Number 6
Authority: Skillern, Thomas & Challoner, Neville Butler
Year: 1808 circa
Tune: The Brighton Waltz
 
 
 




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