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Title: Christmas Eve
Description: Longways, triple minor

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6,12,0,1422,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 17,110,210,130,270,130,370,310,170,330,270,330,370 17,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 17,110,210,130,270,130,370,310,170,330,270,330,370 17,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 17,110,170,130,270,130,370,310,130,330,270,330,370 17,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 17,110,170,130,270,130,370,310,130,330,270,330,370 17,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 13,170,197,130,270,130,370,290,197,330,270,330,370 13,197,248,130,270,130,370,263,248,330,270,330,370 13,199,312,130,270,130,370,261,312,330,270,330,370 12,199,389,130,270,130,370,261,389,330,270,330,370 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 3,201,397,130,270,130,370,264,397,330,270,330,370 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 8,197,329,130,270,130,370,262,329,330,270,330,370 7,197,293,130,270,130,370,262,293,330,270,330,370 8,196,270,130,270,130,370,262,270,330,270,330,370 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 4,130,220,130,270,130,370,330,220,330,270,330,370 6,119,234,130,250,130,370,341,234,330,250,330,370 7,116,246,130,220,130,370,344,246,330,220,330,370 6,119,259,130,190,130,370,341,259,330,190,330,370 7,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 7,169,290,130,170,169,350,291,290,330,170,291,350 7,208,253,130,170,164,297,296,343,330,170,252,387 7,262,260,130,170,201,258,259,382,330,170,198,380 7,296,299,130,170,253,254,207,386,330,170,164,341 6,290,350,130,170,290,290,170,350,330,170,170,290 4,298,354,130,170,298,286,162,354,330,170,162,286 4,310,360,130,170,310,280,150,360,330,170,150,280 5,322,366,130,170,322,274,138,366,330,170,138,274 4,330,370,130,170,330,270,130,370,330,170,130,270 3,335,374,130,170,335,274,125,366,330,170,125,266 3,343,375,130,170,343,275,118,365,330,170,118,265 3,348,370,130,170,348,270,113,370,330,170,113,270 3,343,365,130,170,343,265,117,375,330,170,117,275 3,336,366,130,170,336,266,124,374,330,170,124,274 2,330,370,130,170,330,270,130,370,330,170,130,270 7,291,350,130,170,291,290,169,350,330,170,169,290 7,296,297,130,170,252,253,208,387,330,170,164,343 7,259,258,130,170,198,260,262,380,330,170,201,382 7,207,254,130,170,164,299,296,341,330,170,253,386 6,170,290,130,170,170,350,290,290,330,170,290,350 4,162,286,130,170,162,354,298,286,330,170,298,354 4,150,280,130,170,150,360,310,280,330,170,310,360 5,138,274,130,170,138,366,322,274,330,170,322,366 4,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 3,125,274,130,170,125,374,335,266,330,170,335,366 3,118,275,130,170,118,375,343,265,330,170,343,365 3,113,270,130,170,113,370,348,270,330,170,348,370 3,117,265,130,170,117,365,343,275,330,170,343,375 3,124,266,130,170,124,366,336,274,330,170,336,374 2,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 17,130,310,130,210,130,370,330,230,330,130,330,370 17,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 4,172,251,172,151,130,370,288,289,288,189,330,370 4,230,240,230,140,130,370,230,300,230,200,330,370 5,290,250,290,150,130,370,170,290,170,190,330,370 4,330,270,330,170,130,370,130,270,130,170,330,370 4,340,249,320,191,130,370,140,249,120,191,330,370 4,345,220,315,220,130,370,145,220,115,220,330,370 5,340,190,320,250,130,370,140,190,120,250,330,370 4,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 17,330,130,330,230,130,370,130,210,130,310,330,370 17,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 4,288,189,288,289,130,370,172,151,172,251,330,370 4,230,200,230,300,130,370,230,140,230,240,330,370 5,170,190,170,290,130,370,290,150,290,250,330,370 4,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,120,191,140,249,130,370,320,191,340,249,330,370 4,115,220,145,220,130,370,315,220,345,220,330,370 5,120,250,140,190,130,370,320,250,340,190,330,370 4,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:8:The first couple set to the second lady, then to the second man^10:8:The first couple lead down the middle and back, and cast off into second place^32:8:Half right hand star at the bottom, and turn single; then left back again^62:8:The top two couples set to their partner, then two changes of a circular hey; then set to neighbour and back again^82:0: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: Minuets Cotillons & Country Dances, Composed by an African
Authority: Sancho, Ignatius
Year: 1767 circa
Tune: Christmas Eve
 
 
 



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