le quadrille Américain - late 19th century


le quadrille Américain - late 19th century

Alternative title

a French quadrille, despite its "American quadrille" name




Tune composed and dance choreographed by François Paul in 1888, this dance was done up until World War I. It is composed of five figures: promenade, the basket, wooden horses, the visits and "The American." The last figure is a combination of a double basket figure and a variation of La Boulangère, in which dancers do a series of swings with new neighbors. In this presentation, the four couples expand to seven couples by the last figure.

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