Dr. Fausters' Tumblers

Dr. Fausters' Tumblers ~ Duple Dr. Fausters' Tumblers

Dr. Fausters' Tumblers is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in about 1726 in The Third Volume, 2nd ed.. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 2018 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.

Playford writes:

Note: Each Strain is twice.

The first Man Sets to the second Woman and turns single, and the Back to Back with her The second Man and the first Woman do the same The the first and second Man fall back to the Wall, and the two Women the sae at the same time, and change into their Partners Places, then all four fall back and change into their own Places Then cast off, and go the whole Figure with the third Couple, and turn your Partner into her proper Place

The tune was published with the dance.

The animation plays at 116 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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, cast, lead, figure eight (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.

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I do not have a publication date for the dance and not know whether it is under copyright or not. The interpretation is copyright © 2018 by Colin Hume. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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