The Rose Quadrille

 

A waltz quadrille by Dena M. Fresh of Wichita, Kansas.

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Music: "To a Wild Rose," and "One Rose"

Record: LS 3312

Formation: Regular four-couple square. Instructions for man,
woman opp.

Introduction: Wait 2 measures. In open pos bal fwd; back; apart;
together.

Figure I.
Measures
     1-8  HEADS TO THE CENTER AND DIVIDE THE SIDES  
     RETURN HOME
     On man's L and woman's R, take 3 steps fwd and twd opp
     couple; step R, touch L to R, and at the same time, take
     opp's hand and turn to face a side couple. Begin on L and
     take 3 steps to pass between the side couple; turn to face
     present partner and drop hands with a step R, touch L to R;
     back away to corner of set L, R, L; turn to face home
     position and partner R, L, R; walk twd partner, L, R, L; turn
     to face center of set R, L, R in open pos.
     9-16 SIDES THE SAME (Repeat measures 1-8)
     17-20     HEAD COUPLES PASS THROUGH AND TURN
     ALONE
     Heads pass through and turn individually   man to L and
     woman to R.
     21-24     HEAD COUPLES STAR TO HOME POSITION
     Heads R-hand star to home pos with man courtesy turning
     woman.
     25-28     SIDE COUPLES PASS THROUGH AND TURN ALONE
     Sides repeat measures 17-20.
     29-32     SIDE COUPLES STAR TO HOME POSITION
     Sides repeat measures 21-24.

Figure II.
     1-4  ALL FOUR MEN GO AROUND A LADY
     All four men turn L-face and go around behind present
     partner and replace her corner man, beginning on L and
     taking 6 steps; step L, point R (for a quick bow); step R,
     touch L and face center of the set; (Meanwhile women bal
     R; L; R; L;).
     5-8  ALL FOUR LADIES GO AROUND A GENT
     All ladies turn R-face and go around behind present partner
     and replace his corner lady, beginning on R and taking 6
     steps; step R, point L (quick bow); step L touch R and face
     center of set. Man bal L; R; L; R.
     9-16 REPEAT MEASURES 1-8 (Meet own partner in opp pos)
     17-20     HEAD COUPLES FORWARD AND STAR THROUGH
     Heads advance twd each other with steps; step, touch; star
     through;  . The star through is an exchange of places, done
     by advancing twd the other person, men extend R, women
     L, take hands and woman ducks under man's R arm and
     both turn 1/4 turn to end side-by-side in couple pos, man
     turning R-face, woman L-face.
     21-24     HEAD COUPLES BALANCE FORWARD AND BACK
     AND STAR THROUGH
     Heads bal fwd; bal back; star through; back up to home pos
     3 steps.
     25-28     SIDE COUPLES FORWARD AND STAR THROUGH
          (Repeat measures 17-20)
     29-32     SIDE COUPLES BALANCE FORWARD AND BACK
     AND STAR THROUGH
     (Repeat measures 21-24)

Repeat both figures and end with a bow.

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