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Danish Double Quadrille Author: Traditional Danish
Formation: Sicilian circle
Double Sicilian: 4-facing-4, partners side by sideA1:
All 4 couples, circle left for 16 steps (twice as long as you'd expect)A2:
Circle right for 16 steps.B1:
The outside 2 couples take inside hands, and lead between the others into the middle of the room; turn in and lead back.B2:
The inside 2 couples likewise lead to the outside and back.A3:
Right and left through in fours (all the way).A4:
Circle left and right in fours.B3 and 4:
Each couple take ballroom hold and polka round the opposite couple 2 or 3 times, then go half way round again and form the line again ready to restart.
In A1, people tend to circle for only 8 steps before reversing - remind them
Music: 64-bar marches (or 2x32 bar ones played alternately). Has its own tune, which is in the EFDSS Community Dances Manual and in Pete Mac's 'Band Swing'