The suggested figures for The Africans taken from "TheTreasures of Terpsichore; OR,
A COMPANION FOR THE BALL-ROOM. BEING A COLLECTION OF ALL THE
MOST POPULAR ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCES, Arranged Alphabetically, with proper Figures to each Dance. BY T. WILSON, DANCING MASTER, from the King's Theatre, Opera House, AND AUTHOR OF 'THE ANALYSIS OF COUNTRY DANCING.'
Africans (The). 2 PARTS REPEATED.
Set and change sides, down the middle, up again, right and left.
Hey of your own sides, cross over two couple. and lead up one.
During the Napoleonic Wars, the Cape Colony was annexed by the British and officially became their colony in 1815 and this may possibly have inspired the title.