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le quadrille Américain - late 19th century

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le quadrille Américain - late 19th century

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a French quadrille, despite its "American quadrille" name

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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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6:42

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