"A very modern quadrille" by Dr. W. S. Hollycross of St. Louis,
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Record: LS X-85
Formation: Normal four couple square set.
1-2 WAIT for first two meas.
3-4 FORWARD, 2, 3, 4; BACK, 2, 3, 4. All join hands and
walk twd the center of the set 4 steps, and back to place in 4
1-2 HEAD COUPLES TO THE RIGHT AND LINE UP FOR
First couple advances to the second, and third to the fourth.
The second and fourth couples turn to face them as they
advance. Each individual does a 3/4 dos-a-dos around the
opp person, (first man around second woman, etc.)
Stopping as the eight form a diag line across the square.
Hook elbows, with the first and fourth couples facing one
way, and the second and third the other, in the following
order from the L (as seen by the caller): third woman,
fourth man, third man, fourth woman, second woman, first
man, second man, first woman.
3-6 TURN WEATHERVANE AROUND AND BACK TO
The whole line turns around once, the ends moving fwd in
LOD, and half the dancers moving bwd. The second and
fourth women almost mark time in the center of the line,
while the first and third women, on the outside, have to
7-8 CENTER LADIES TURN HALF AND ALL LEFT
The center women (letting go with their L elbow, still
holding with their R), continue turning until they have
completed a half turn, and the first and third men back up
twd their home pos, and all L allemande. The side couples
turn 1 « times around.
9-10 PARTNERS RIGHT, AND GRAND RIGHT AND LEFT
Move directly into a regular R and L grand, straightening
up the circle to be quite round.
11-12 PROMENADE HOME
All promenade home. Keep promenading (no bow at
home), and go immediately into Part 2 with the first beat of
1-2 PROMENADE IN SINGLE FILE
With the ladies in the lead, end in opp pos.
3-4 LEFT HAND STAR
All touch left hands and continue circle.
5-13 VENUS AND MARS
The first woman leaves the star holding her R hand out, and
the fourth woman follows touching her R hand, then the
third and second women follow, each touching the other's
R hand in star. The men continue star with their L hands.
You now have two complete stars, one of the men twd the
third couple's home pos andone of women twd the first
couples home pos (12 steps in all).
As the first woman and first man come tog again, the
woman steps over in front of the man, and joins his star
with her L hand; while the man steps across and joins her
star with his R hand. The fourth woman then steps in front
of her man and they exchange stars, followed by the third
and second couples. It is done very smoothly, very
naturally, very easily. Remember that each woman steps in
front of her man in changing stars. (12 more steps are used)
When they come tog again, the first man and the first
woman change places in the stars again, the woman
stepping in front of her man and joining R hands in his star
again, while he steps behind her and joins her star with his
L. Each couple follows in regular order, the woman
stepping always in front of her man, as she joins the new
star with her R hand. (12 more steps)
14-16 PROMENADE HOME
The first couple then join in Varsouvianna pos, followed by
each other the others as the stars come around, and walks
directly across the squrae to the side of the second pos, then
turning L face, they march around the square in
Varsouvianna (regular promenade dir) and back home
again. Keep promenading, there is no bow.
1-8 CAPE ROLL BACK
Each couple (in Varsouvianna pos) walks 4 steps. Then let
each woman make a L-face turn back in front of her
partner, while he "rolls" her back, retaining her hand until
she is at his L side. She then goes to the man in back, and
again takes Varsouvianna pos with him. (The men must
step fwd to meet the girl coming their way.) Do this 4 times
in all until each woman is back with her partner. Each man
will have circled the ring twice and will be home again.
9-12 PROMENADE HOME
Each couple promenades clear around the ring and back
Repeat the dance one more time (without introduction). This time
let the second and fourth go to the right for the weathervane, and
the third lady lead out for the Venus and Mars.
1-3 ENDING. Retaining R hands, swing woman into center and
bow. Woman comes back to place with a L-face turn under
man's R arm and bows.
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