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Grand Square Lancers 5th 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 fifth set is rewritten 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 couples grand right and left halfway around the square, (8)
turn partner half around, (8)

A2

all couples grand right and left half around back the square, (8)
turn partner half around, square the set. (8)

B1

First couple promenade inside the square once around to place, end facing out of the set. (8)
Second couple behind first couple, (4)
fourth behind second. (4)

B2

Face up, in line four chasse, Ladies in front of Gents to the left, Gents to the right, and two balance, (8)
four chasse back, Ladies in front of Gents to the right, Gents to the left, and two balance. (8)

C1

Face up, cast off, follow the leader three quarter around in a circle in single file, Ladies to the left inside, Gents to the right outside. (16)

C2

Facing in, lines forward and back, (8)
two hands to partner, once around to the left, square the set.
(8)


A1

Grand Square, sides face, heads forward, (16)

A2

repeat back. (16)

B1

Repeat; Second couple promenade inside. ()

B2

Repeat ()

C1

Repeat ()

C2

Repeat
()

A1

All couples grand right and left half around the square, (8)
turn partner half around, (8)

A2

all couples grand right and left half around back the square, (8)
turn partner half around, square the set. (8)

B1

Repeat; Third couple promenade inside.

B2

Repeat ()

C1

Repeat ()

C2

Repeat
()


A1

Grand Square, heads face, sides forward, (16)

A2

repeat back. (16)

B1

Repeat; Fourth couple promenade inside.

B2

Repeat ()

C1

Repeat ()

C2

Repeat
()


A1

All couples grand right and left half around the square, (8)
turn partner half around, (8)

A2

all couples grand right and left half around back the square, (8)
turn partner half around, square the set. (8)


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: 21005

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