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December 13, 2010


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Thanks for nice dance!
What kind of music You used in this Quadrille? Is it a gallop, quadrille or sauteuse?
Are You sure, that between the figures (after sauteuse) music not broken?

Hi Oleksiy,
I used a reel when we danced it. I wish more dance manuals came with accompanying sheet music.

The description did not break it down into separate figures and I did not get the impression the music was broken at any point. Sample:

"All sauteuse as before, -- all Galope again, -- 1st and 2d couples queue de chat -- 3d and 4th couples the same; then the Sauteuse again..."

I may have to make a note in the post about this, since the way I wrote it isn't very clear on that point; thanks for bringing it up.

thank You very mach

Excuse me, wat is "queue de chat"?

"Queue de chat" literally translates as "tail of the cat," but in French quadrille terminology it means a promenade. A "demi-queue de chat" would be a half promenade.

I translated the term in my reconstruction to avoid precisely this question!

Hi Susan!

Whether the Law's book contains any information about the duration of the music or figures?

I think, gallopade and sautteuse parts may be in 8 bars, if wilson's sautteuse (jete-step-close + jete-step-step) will used.

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