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A Guide to Fashionable Dancing

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Page 2 of 2, Union Quadrilles
ID JSS0496
Title Page 2 of 2, Union Quadrilles
Document Reference MS 3088
Item Type Manuscript
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 JSS0495]. 4. Spanish - Waltz chain half round (commencing at corners) - Waltz to places - top and opposite ladies change places - side ladies same - top and opposite gentlemen change places - side gentlemen same - Waltz to places {Repeat. 5. English. Top and oppposite couples right and left - ladies chain, grand square* (see illustration.) [Immediately under this is a diagram of the Grand Square, which illustrates where each couple should place themselves whilst performing the Grand Square formation.] Top and bottom couples ab - cd advance to centre i - chassez to i. - chassez to s, and regain places; the side couples efgh - chassez to o - chassez to p to i and again to places. o at corners means lady, [diamond shape] means Gentlemen. *[Note:] This part of the figure [the Grand Square] is performed by the four couples at the same time.
Creator James Scott Skinner and William Scott
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Publisher Charles Middleton, Keith
Time Period 1870s-1880s
Associated Dates: Creation c.1883
Associated Dates: Manuscript c.1883
Associated Dates: Publication 1884
Relationships JSS0495
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Dance Notebooks

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