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A Guide to Fashionable Dancing

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Page 1 of 2, Coulow's or Double Quadrille
ID JSS0473
Title Page 1 of 2, Coulow's or Double Quadrille
Document Reference MS 3088
Format 165 x 256 mm
Medium Handwritten Manuscript
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Dance, Double Quadrille
Item Description This excerpt is from a series of notebooks compiled by Skinner and his own dance teacher, William Scott. The notebooks were published under the title, A Guide to Fashionable Dancing. (Being in London when this Quadrille was introduced and having had lessons from a Mrs N Henderson, the compilers insert her descriptions W.S. [William Scott]). This quadrille is danced by four couples. All quadrille music will suit it. It is very easily learned. It has the same figures as the common quadrille, only so arranged as to be danced by four, instead of two couples; and to occupy only half the time of the common quadrille. This arrangement gives great additional variety and cheerfulness to the movements of the dance. 1. Top and bottom couples right and left, whilst the side couples dance chaine Anglaise outside them. All four balance to partners. The four ladies form ladies' chain, or hands across and back to places. Half promenade, top and bottom couples chaine Anglaise, whilst side couples grands chaine round them. This leaves all in their respective places. 2. The lady at the top, and the lady on her right, with their opposite gentlemen, perform L'Ete (each forming a semicircle to the left in crossing over to opposite places). The remaining four do likewise.
Creator James Scott Skinner and William Scott
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Publisher Charles Middleton, Keith
Time Period 1880s
Associated Dates: Creation c.1883
Associated Dates: Manuscript c.1883
Associated Dates: Publication 1884
Relationships JSS0474
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Dance Notebooks

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