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January 19, 2023


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The March part sounds fun. But waiting for everyone else to do the Sauteuse sounds rather tedious!

Cara, I think it really depends on the number of couples. I can't fathom doing this with dozens and dozens, but with Chivers' minimum of ten or twelve couples, it's not too bad. The quadrille figure would take about 45 seconds to dance. So if you have ten couples and it's danced five times, that would mean 45 seconds of dancing and three minutes of waiting/watching/flirting for each couple. And for six of the couples, those three minutes would be broken up. With twelve couples, it would be a little under four minutes total of waiting. That seems like a lot by modern standards, I guess, but I don't think it's outrageously long.

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