Stars and Stripes Quadrille
Formation: Four couples in a square formation
Music: “Stars and Stripes Forever” E-Z 714 or Blue Star 1917
Download RTF file: Stars and Stripes Quadrille
57-64 – – – -; – – Four Ladies Chain;
1-8 – – – -; Head couples Right and Left Thru;
9-16 – – – -; – – Four Ladies Chain;
17-24 – – – -, Side couples Right and Left Thru;
25-32 – – – -; Ladies in clap hands and out;
33-40 – – – -; Four men Star Right;
41-48 – – – -; – Turn partner Left;
49-56 Pick up corner, – – Promenade halfway around to home;
57-64 – – – -, – – Four Ladies Chain;
1-8 All four Ladies Chain across (ladies Star Right half around and courtesy turn with the opposite man).
9-16 Head (or Side) couples Right and Left Thru (right pull by and courtesy turn).
17-24 All four Ladies Chain across.
25-32 The other two couple (sides or heads) Right and Left Thru.
33-40 Ladies move to the center of the set three steps. Clap their own hands together on count four. Then back out place with three steps and a touch.
41-48 Four men Star Right once around.
49-56 Dancers turn their partner by the left arm once around and then let go. The ladies move forward toward their corner while the men solo turn half around to their left to join their approaching corner.
57-64 The original corners become partners and Promenade halfway around the square to the man’s home position.
Choreography by: Jerry Helt, Cincinnati, Ohio
Source: Dancing For Busy People, page 126; also printed in Community Dance Program Handbook; and in CDP Journal, March 1995
Usage: This dance includes both â€œLadies Chainâ€ and â€œRight and Left Thruâ€ so it is most successful when the dancers are comfortable with both of these calls.
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