Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Queen Victoria's Visit, Quadrilles

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

QUEEN VICTORIA'S VISIT, QUADRILLES (R72+R72+R40 Quadrille) Sq.Set RSCDS Leaflet Dances 26

The Queen
1- 8 All bow/curtsey to partner, bow/curtsey to corner
9-16 1s and 3s Adv+Ret, advance 1M hands 1L over to 3M, 3s+1L retire while 1M remains in centre
17-24 1M dances a Highland step while other 3 Adv+Ret and advance again
25-32 1s+3s circle 4H round ½ way and dance ½ R&L to places
33-40 All set and turn corners
41-72 2s and 4s repeat bars 9-40 with 2M as leading person

The Prince
1- 8 All bow/curtsey to partner, bow/curtsey to corner
9-24 1s+3s dance Ladies' Chain (4 steps for each hand) to end retaining LH with partner and RH in centre
25-32 1L+2L dance RH across with Men dancing backwards
33-40 All set and turn corners
41-72 2s and 4s repeat bars 9-40

Salutation to Mrs Cramb
1- 8 All bow/curtsey to partner, bow/curtsey to corner
9-16 All Ladies Adv+Ret 2 steps twice while Men stand for 2 bars then Adv+Ret, advance turning to right into prom hold with partner
17-24 All Promenade round clockwise to original places (Men on the inside)
25-32 All dance Grand Chain
33-40 All set, turn corners RH and bow/curtsey

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Queen Victoria was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death in 1901.
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Queen Victoria 1882


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