Royal Irish Quadrille

Quadrille set: 1s face 2s, 3s on the right of 1s facing 4s
'The Quadrille' but danced on the diagonal, with 'Irish' style.
N.B. all couples dancing or walking throughout.

Fig 1 2x32B
Top couples to Right: All Rs & Ls (no hands), 8B
Set & swing partners, 8B
Ladies' chain, 8B
Promenade to opposite places, 4B
Half Rs & Ls to place. 4B
Repeat with Tops to Left 32B
(Repeat with Tops to Right/Left again 64B )

Fig 2 4x24B
Top couples to Right: All advance & retire, 4B
Cross over (without changing sides and turn in), 4B
Adv, ret and cross back, 8B
Set & swing partners. 8B
Repeat with Tops to Left 24B
Repeat with Tops to Right then Left 48B

Fig 3 4x32B
Top couples to Right: Top Ladies and opp. Gents - adv touch R hand, retire to opposite place 4B
Adv again join L hand give R hand to partner, 4B
Line of 4 set twice, 4B
Turn towards ptnr & promenade to opp. places, 4B
Top Ladies and opp. Gents adv & ret, 4B
adv, honour & ret, 4B
All couples adv & ret, half Rs & Ls to place. 8B
Repeat with side Ladies and opp. Gents leading 32B
Repeat with Tops to Left, then Sides leading 64B

Fig 4 4x32B
Top couples to Right: All adv & ret, 4B
Re-advance , Top Ladies join opposite couples, 4B
Line of 3 adv & ret, lead Gent retire, 4B
Line of 3 adv, Ladies cross (turning) to lead Gent, 4B
Line of 3 adv & ret, opposite Gent retire, 4B
Adv and form circle of 4 (Ladies turning), 4B
Circle left half way and retire to opp. places, 4B
All half Rs & Ls to place. 4B
Repeat with Side couples leading 32B
Repeat with Tops to Left , then Sides leading 64B

Fig 5 4x32B+16B coda
All adv& retire in a circle, 4B
Swing partners, 4B
All Ladies adv, curtsy & retire, 4B
Gentlemen adv, honour & retire, 4B
All set & swing corners, 8B
Promenade to Gentlemen's places. 8B
Repeat 3 times to return to place 96B

Coda 16B
All adv & retire in a circle, 4B
All swing partners, 4B
Promenade the set. 8B

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

Dance Description Copyright Don Richmond  2005
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Last updated 13 September, 2006