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Page 4 of 4, Quadrilles
ID JSS0489
Title Page 4 of 4, Quadrilles
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 JSS0488, third figure, point 3:] second time the honours of the dance, or in plain terms, *bow and curtsey. 4. Four advance and retire: half right and left. Fourth Figure. La Pastorale.1. The top couple galop round twice, leave lady on left of opposite gentleman and retire. 2. Three advance and retire, advance a second time and leave ladies with top gentleman. 3. Top gentleman advance and retire twice with ladies. 4. Four hands round in circle to each others places. 5. Right and left to places. Fifth Figure. La Finale. 1. All join hand advance and retire twice to centre of circle. 2. Top and bottom couples advance and retire: galop to each others places. 3. Ladies Chain. 4. Top and bottom couples advance and retire: galop to places. La Pastorale and La Finale are each repeated four times. Flirtation sometimes used as a Sixth Figure. As there is no set music for this Figure, and no set arrangement we have omitted it. *[Note:] Another reprehensible custom is creeping in viz:- Instead of doing the honours to your viz a viz wheeling round and doing them to partners. This may be new (?) but is neither polite nor politic. Avoid it.-
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, JSS0488
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Dance Notebooks


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