Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Royal Quadrille

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROYAL QUADRILLE (R2x64) Sq.Set Jessie Stuart Orkney Dances

1- 8 All dance ½ Grand Chain, join RH with partner and set
9-16 Repeat 1-8 back to place
17-20 1s and 3s lead in, crossing Ladies in front, join nearer hands with opposite dance and dance out between side couples, cross and cast to meet partner in opposite places. 3214
21-24 1s and 3s turn partner RH or birl
25-32 1s and 3s repeat 17-24 back to original places and take prom hold with partner
33-40 RSh reels of 3 across (1s with 4M and 2L, 3s with 2M and 4L)
41-44 1s and 3s divide, 1L+3M dance ½ Fig of 8 round 4s while 1M+3L dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s. 3214 (1s and 3s Men with Lady on left)
45-48 1L+4L, 3L+2L turn LH while 1M+2M, 3M+4M turn RH
49-56 1s+3s repeat 41-48 turning with opposite hand. 1234
57-64 All advance, briefly join hands in circle and retire; all turn partner RH

Repeat 1-64 with 2s and 4s leading

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

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