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139. Quadrilles.--The First Set. First Figure, Le Pantalon. Right and left. Balancez to partners; turn partners. Ladies' chain. Half promenade; half right and left. (Four times.)--Second Figure, L'Eté.--Leading lady and opposite gentlemen advance and retire; chassez to right and left: cross over to each other's places; chassez to right and left. Balancez and turn partners. (Four times.) Or Double L'Eté.--Both couples advance and retire at the same time; cross over: advance and retire again; cross to places. Balancez and turn partners. (Four times.) Third Figure, La Poule.--Leading lady and opposite gentleman cross over, giving right hands; recross, giving left hands, and fall in a line. Set four in a line; half promenade. Advance two, and retire (twice). Advance four, and retire; half right and left. (Four times.) Fourth Figure, Trenise.--The first couple advance and retire twice, the lady remaining on the opposite side; the two ladies go round the first gentleman, who advances up the centre; balancez and turn hands. (Four times.) Fifth Figure, La Pastorale.-- The leading couple advance twice, leaving the lady opposite the second time. The three advance and retire twice. The leading gentleman advance and set. Hands four half round; half right and left. [This or the Trenise must be omitted.] (Four times.) Sixth Figure, Galop Finale.--Top and bottom couples galopade quite round each other. Advance and retire; four advance again, and change the gentleman. Ladies' chain. Advance and retire four, and regain your partners in your places. The fourth time all galopade for an unlimited period. (Four times.) Or, All galopade or promenade, eight bars. Advance four en galopade oblique, and retire, then half promenade, eight bars. Advance four, retire, and return to places with the half promenade, eight bars. Ladies' chain, eight bars. Repeated by the side couples, then by the top and bottom, and lastly by the side couples, finishing with grand promenade.

In different companies the Quadrille varies slightly. For example, in the last figure, sometimes called a Flirtation, the four couples set in a circle, the gentlemen turn their partners, the ladies advance to the centre and retire, the gentlemen advance and retire; the gentlemen turn the ladies to the left and promenade: the whole figure being repeated four times.


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