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Danish Double Quadrille Author: Traditional Danish
Formation: Sicilian circle
Double Sicilian: 4-facing-4, partners side by side
|A1:|| 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 & 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.
This is a genuine Danish dance called "Sønderborg Dobbelt Kvadrille".
Music: 64-bar marches (or 2x32 bar ones played alternately). Has its own tune - here
, also in the EFDSS Community Dances Manual and in Pete Mac's 'Band Swing'