REFLECTIONS QUADRILLE

 

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Arranged by Dena M. Fresh 

LS 1011

Position: Regular square. Begin on M's L, W's R

Introduction: Wait 6 counts, then acknowledge partner and face the center of the set. 

PART I

Measures:

1-4 ALL FORWARD, -; STEP, TOUCH, -; ALL BACK, -; STEP, TOUCH, -; Dancers grasp hands in a circle and dance to the center raising hands high as they step, touch. Dance back to place.

5-8 HEADS STAR RIGHT IN THE CENTER; -; -; TURN L-FACE TO STAR LEFT;

9-20 CHAIN THE LADIES THROUGH THE STAR; Head W chain out (W1 with W4, W3 with W2) and Side W chain in. All 4 W chain completely through the center star and back to their original position. The W must remember as they chain into the center star to go behind the M who is behind the W with whom they are chaining! Read that last sentence carefully. The two head M keep turning the star in the center and at the end of meas 20, the two side W are back with their partner, and the head W are in the star in front of their partner.

21-24 HEAD M REACH FORWARD; and take partner in skirt-skater's pos and start turning her twd home pos and then one time around to end facing the center of the set. At the same time, the side couples in skirt-skater*s pos turn L-face two times around to end facing the center of the set.

25-32 FOUR LADIES CHAIN OVER; TURN THEM; CHAIN THEM BACK; TURN THEM; 

PART II

1-16 SIDES FACE - GRAND SQUARE; Dance very smoothly and with grace using 3 steps and a step, touch, turning a quarter on the second meas.

17-32 TEACUP CHAIN; M's part: Turn W coming to you with whichever hand she offers you. Don't make her change. When your partner comes back, courtesy turn her and square the set. Head Lady's part: Star R 3/4 in the center; turn corner by L; original opp by R; star L in center 1 1/4; original LH M by R; home to partner and courtesy turn. Side Lady's part: Turn corner by R; into center 1 1/4 with L; original opp by R; original RH man by L; into center 3/4 R-hand star; home to partner and courtesy turn. 

PART III

1-4 REPEAT meas 1-4 of Part I.

5-8 SIDE COUPLES STAR R IN THE CENTER; -; -; TURN LF TO STAR L;

9-24 CHAIN THE LADIES THROUGH THE STAR; Side W chain out (W 2 with W 1, W 4 with W 3) and head W chain in. The two side M keep turning the star in the center. Follow instructions in Part I.

25-32 FOUR LADIES CHAIN OVER; TURN THEM; CHAIN THEM BACK; TURN THEM; Note: Part III may be danced with the head couples active again instead of the side couples. 

PART IV

1-16 SIDES FACE - GRAND SQUARE;

17-32 TEACUP CHAIN; Repeat meas 17-32 of Part II. Bow to partner.

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