THE LANCERS QUADRILLE

Formation: Quadrille 1,2 Tops 3,4 Sides

Figure 1. (4x24)

4

1st lady, 2nd man advance and retire,

4

Adv, turn two hands, return to place.

4

1st couple lead through across set

4

2nd couple lead through back

8

All set and turn corners.

24

Repeat, 2nd lady, 1st man leading

24

Repeat, 3rd lady, 4th man leading

24

Repeat, 4th lady, 3rd man leading

Figure 2. (4x24)

4

1st couple advance and retire.

2

1st lady adv to centre, turn to face partner.

2

1st couple honour each other.

8

1st couple set and turn, then sides form top and bottom lines.

4

Lines advance and retire,

4

Advance and turn partners to place.

24

Repeat with 2nd couple leading.

24

Repeat with 3rd couple leading.

24

Repeat with 4th couple leading.

Figure 3. (2x32)

4

 Ladies advance, curtsey and retire.

4

Men adv, bow, turn by left, bow to partners, then join RH in centre, (ladies RH on partners left elbow).

8

 Promenade round set to place.

4

Ladies adv, curtsey and retire again.

4

Men adv, bow, turn by right, bow to partners, join LH in centre, right arm behind partner.

8

Promenade round set to place.

32

Repeat

Figure 4. (4x24)

8

Top couples visit R then L

4

Right Hands around with LH couple.

4

then Left Hands around.

8

Circle left with that couple.

24

Repeat with side couples leading.

48

Repeat with couples visiting L then R.

Figure 5. (4x48 + 24)

8

All grand chain 1/2 way round and honour partners.

8

Continue grand chain to place and honour partners.

8

1st couple visit, Return to place, facing out with sides in behind.

2

Change places with partner,

2

All rock fwd and back.

2

Change places again,

2

All rock fwd and back.

8

Cast out reform in lines.

4

Lines advance and retire.

4

Advance and turn partners to place.

48

Repeat with 2nd couple leading.

48

Repeat with 3rd couple leading.

48

Repeat with 4th couple leading.

8

Grand chain 1/2 way round and honour partners.

8

Continue grand chain to place and honour partners.

8 Swing partners. (R arm round partner, LH in air.)

Note: All figures walked. Set and turn is a `balance' set and open two hand turn.

 

Dance Description Copyright Don Richmond  2003
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Last updated 17.09.03