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Page 2 of 2, Coulow's or Double Quadrille
ID JSS0474
Title Page 2 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. (continued from JSS0473) 3. The lady at the top, and the lady on her right, with opposite gentlemen, dance La Poule (setting in two cross lines). The rest do likewise. 4. Top and bottom couples dance La Pastorale with the two couples on their right. The latter do likewise with top and bottom couples. 5. All galopade round. The top and bottom couples galopade forwards; and whilst they are retiring the side couples advance, and as they retire, top and bottom couples galopade to opposite places. Then the side couples do the same. Top and bottom couples readvance; and whilst they are retiring, the side couples readvance, and as they retire, top and bottom galopade back to places. Then the side couples do likewise. Double ladies' chain, and galopade round. Then the side couples begin the repetition of the figure, which finishes with a general galop. Uniformity of step and correct measurement of time are particularly indispensible in the execution of this dance. This quadrille is now very generally taught by the profession, the leading members of which were invited by M. Coulow to his house to give their opinion of its merits, and all agreed to introduce it to their pupils.
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 JSS0473
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Dance Notebooks

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