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Page 3 of 4 Quadrilles, Second Figure
ID JSS0488
Title Page 3 of 4 Quadrilles, Second Figure
Document Reference MS 3088
Format 165 x 256 mm
Medium Handwritten Manuscript
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Dance, Quadrilles
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 JSS 0487]. Second Figure. L' Ete. 1. First or top lady and opposite gentleman to the right twice: (This is considered an improvement on Advance and Retire). 2. Cross over five plain steps and at sixth turn the body half round and count 6.7.8. 3. Being now vis a vis to each other to the right four plain steps. 4. Return to partners and turn. Attempts have been made to dance this figure double. Those who do so not only destroy the original figure but add confusion to former arrangements. L'Ete and la Poule after it, are performed each four times; both in the following order: First the leading lady and opposite gentleman perform the figure: second, the first gentleman and opposite lady: third, the lady at the right of the top and opposite gentleman; and lastly, the gentleman at the right of the top and opposite lady. Third Figure. La Poule. 1. First lady and opposite gentleman cross over, offering right hands across giving left hands, and fall in a line, set four in a line. 2. Half promenade to opposite places. 3. First Lady & Gentleman advance twice, at second time the honours...[continued JSS0489].
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 JSS0486, JSS0487, JSS0489
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Dance Notebooks


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