Queen’s Quadrille

Formation: Four couples in a square formation
Music: “Sweet Georgia Brown”, Grenn 12172 or “Queen’s Quadrille”, E-Z 718

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Intro or
57-64   – – – -; Head couples Right and Left Thru;
    1-8   – – – -; Same two Ladies Chain;
  9-16   – – – -; Side couples Right and Left Thru;
17-24   – – – -; Same two Ladies Chain;
25-32   – – – -; All join hands and Circle Left;

33-40   – – – -; – – Corner Swing;
41-48   – – – -; – – Promenade;
49-56   – – – -; – – – -;
57-64   – – – -; Side couples Right and Left Thru;

Repeats: Alternate head and side couples.

    1-8   Head (or side) couples do a Right and Left Thru.
  9-16   The same two Ladies Chain across.
17-24   The other facing couples Right and Left Thru
25-32   Those two Ladies Chain across. At this point on the first time through, all the gents are across the set from their home position, and all the ladies are at home.

33-40   All eight join hands and Circle Left for eight beats (about halfway around, which should move the gents to their home positions).
41-48   Gents look to their left and the ladies look to their right to find their current corner. These corner pairs Swing ending with the lady on the gent’s right. (The first time through, each gent now has his original right-hand lady for his partner.)
49-64   All four Couples Promenade once around the ring back to the gent’s home position.

Choreography by: Jerry Helt, Cincinnati, Ohio
Source: Dancing For Busy People, page 125
Usage: This quadrille has a right-hand lady progression and is 64 beats in length. It could be prompted as a quadrille or used as the figure in a singing call. It can be adapted to a patter routine by adding “Ladies Center, Men Sashay” before the “Corner Swing”.

This page from http://dances.callerlab.org (CALLERLAB Dance Resource).

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