Tip Top Quadrille
Formation: Four Couples in a square formation
Music: “Tip Top Quadrille” on Lloyd Shaw LS E-33
Download RTF file: Tip Top Quadrille
57-64 – – – -; Men rollout (left) Promenade half;
1-8 – – – -; Ladies rollout (right) Promenade half;
9-16 – – – -; – – Partner DoSaDo;
17-24 – – – -; Men Star Left in the middle;
25-32 – – – -; Pass by partner take the next lady;
33-40 – – To the manâ€™s home; – – Four Ladies Chain;
41-48 – – – -; Keep this lady and Promenade;
49-56 – – – -; – – – -;
57-64 – – – -; Men roll left, Promenade half;
1-8 All four men turn to their left and continue rolling left until they can Promenade Single File counterclockwise around the outside of the square halfway around to the opposite position. It helps if the ladies take a short step toward the center of the set as the men pass by.
9-16 All four ladies turn to their right and continue rolling right until they can Promenade Single File clockwise around the outside of the square halfway around to the opposite position. It helps if the men take a short step toward the center of the set as the ladies pass by.
17-24 Partners meet on the opposite side of the square and DoSaDo with each other.
25-32 The four men Star Left once around in the center of the set.
33-40 The four men pass by their partner, release hands in the Star, and pick up the next lady (she must turn around to go with him) to Promenade counterclockwise around the set just one position to the man’s orignial home position. (The four men should Promenade shoulder to shoulder.)
41-48 Couples face in at the end of the Promenade and all four Ladies Chain across.
49-64 The couples adjust into a Promenade at the end of the Courtesy Turn. All fourcouples Promenade once around the set. (The first time through heach gent should have his original corner for his new partner.)
Note: The timing on this quadrille is very tight. The sets should dance in as small a configuration as is comfortable.
Choreography by: Don Armstrong, Florida and Colorado
Source: Dancing For Busy People, page 123
Usage: The Rollout and Promenade half is an interesting and different figure. It might be incorporated into a simpler dance.
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