Sampsonville Quadrille Figure One

Sampsonville Quadrille Figure One

Formation:  Four Couples in a Square

Music:  Book has sheet music for “Tain’t Nuthin’”, or try reels.

Download RFT file: Sampsonville Quadrille Figure One

Prompts:

Intro or
  57-64   (Active couple) Lady to the right and gent to the left
      1-8   Circle three hands around
    9-16   On to the next and four hands around
  17-24   Lady to the right and gent to the left and three hands around
  25-32   Active Couple Swing in the center and right on home

   33-40   All Allemande Left your corner
  41-48   Grand Right and Left
  49-56   Meet your partner (optional Swing) and Promenade home
  57-64   (Active couple) Lady to the right and gent to the left

 

Description:

1-8   Lady #1 go to her right and Circle Left three hands around with Couple #2 while Gent #1 go to his left and Circle Left three hands around with Couple #4.

9-16   Lady #1 and Gent #1 go on to Couple #3 and Circle Left four hands once around (end with Couple #1 in center).

17-24   Couple #1 California Twirl so that Lady #1 can move to her right and Circle Left three hands around with Couple #4 while Gent #1 can move to his left and Circle Left three hands around with Couple #2.

25-32   Couple #1 Swings in the center of the set and adjusts into their home position.

 

33-40   All dancers Allemande Left with their corner.

41-48   Grand Right and Left going halfway around the square.

49-64   All dancers Swing with their original partner and Promenade home.

 

Repeat for Couple #2, Couple #3 & Couple #4.

 

Choreography:  Traditional square dance figure, 1st part of Sampsonville Quadrille

Source:  From The American Square Dance by Margot Mayo, printed in CD Journal, August 2012

Usage:  Beginner Square Dance Party or Community Dance

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