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Title: Chalfont House
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

6,12,0,1354,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 16,236,184,176,207,140,266,335,269,301,343,261,373 16,300,223,234,184,180,210,280,368,232,375,183,356 16,335,269,303,221,234,184,208,386,176,338,138,266 16,333,368,335,269,330,170,135,370,136,269,130,170 16,335,269,303,221,234,184,208,386,176,338,138,266 17,300,223,234,184,180,210,280,368,232,375,183,356 16,236,184,176,207,140,266,335,269,301,343,261,373 17,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 12,170,197,130,270,130,370,290,197,330,270,330,370 12,197,248,130,270,130,370,263,248,330,270,330,370 12,199,312,130,270,130,370,261,312,330,270,330,370 13,199,389,130,270,130,370,261,389,330,270,330,370 3,196,392,130,270,130,370,258,392,330,270,330,370 3,195,396,130,270,130,370,258,397,330,270,330,370 3,198,400,130,270,130,370,261,400,330,270,330,370 2,201,397,130,270,130,370,264,397,330,270,330,370 3,201,393,130,270,130,370,264,393,330,270,330,370 2,199,389,130,270,130,370,261,389,330,270,330,370 7,198,365,130,270,130,370,261,365,330,270,330,370 7,197,329,130,270,130,370,262,329,330,270,330,370 7,197,293,130,270,130,370,262,293,330,270,330,370 7,196,270,130,270,130,370,262,270,330,270,330,370 3,187,253,130,270,130,370,271,253,330,270,330,370 3,171,235,130,270,130,370,288,235,330,270,330,370 3,148,223,130,270,130,370,311,223,330,270,330,370 3,130,220,130,270,130,370,330,220,330,270,330,370 6,119,234,130,250,130,370,341,234,330,250,330,370 6,116,246,130,220,130,370,344,246,330,220,330,370 6,119,259,130,190,130,370,341,259,330,190,330,370 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 8,163,249,130,170,130,370,297,291,330,170,330,370 8,204,240,130,170,130,370,256,300,330,170,330,370 8,241,249,130,170,130,370,219,291,330,170,330,370 8,257,269,130,170,130,370,203,271,330,170,330,370 8,240,291,130,170,130,370,220,249,330,170,330,370 8,204,300,130,170,130,370,256,240,330,170,330,370 8,164,291,130,170,130,370,296,249,330,170,330,370 8,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 8,164,291,130,170,130,370,296,249,330,170,330,370 8,204,300,130,170,130,370,256,240,330,170,330,370 8,240,291,130,170,130,370,220,249,330,170,330,370 8,257,269,130,170,130,370,203,271,330,170,330,370 8,241,249,130,170,130,370,219,291,330,170,330,370 9,204,240,130,170,130,370,256,300,330,170,330,370 8,163,249,130,170,130,370,297,291,330,170,330,370 9,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:8:All six join hands and circle left half way around, and back again^10:8:The first couple lead down the middle and back, and cast off into second place^32:8:The first couple Allemande^48:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

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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 15
Authority: Skillern, Thomas & Challoner, Neville Butler
Year: 1812 circa
Tune: Chalfont House
 
 
 




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