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Grand Square Lancers 2nd set
By Birgit Rasmussen 2004
Square
Level: Intermediate

This dance consists of five sets. It is inspired by, and partly identical to, Queen City Lancers as performed by "A Circle of Friends" from Michigan and Kentucky on July 30, 1989, during their visit to Denmark.
The second set is written by me based on my studies of Lancers' Quadrilles throughout the ages in a study group organized by Henning Urup of the Danish Dance History Archives.

A1

All four couples to the center and back, (8)
Ladies are lead in to front their Gents, keep hands as for march, 2 balance, (8)

A2

Gents lead their Ladies 3/4 round. (8)
All four couples to the center and back. (8)


Parts A1 and A2 are danced without changes all four times.


B1

First time through: grand square, sides face, heads forward, don't reverse. (16)

B1

Second time through: grand square, heads face, sides forward, don't reverse. (16)

B1

Third time through: grand square, heads face, sides forward, don't reverse. (16)

B1

Fourth time through: grand square, sides face, heads forward, don't reverse. (16)

Music: Paint Creek Folklore Society, Rochester, Michigan: Lancers Oriental

In all figures: Everybody start with right foot. Ladies nip their skirts with free hand(s), Gents keep back side of free hand on hip.

ID: 21002

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