Windmill Quadrille
  (Lloyd Shaw 517 / 518)   Don Armstrong

FORMATION

Four couples in a square (Quadrille) set, slightly larger than a square formed for contemporary square dancing.

NOTES

On the chord, bow to your partner, then with the music the ladies star right 3/4 round

FIGURE I

Chord: All bow to partners
1-8 Ladies star right 3/4 as gentlemen, sweeping wide to use 8 counts, advance one position to the right to meet their original partner. All dancers are in motion 8 steps.
9-16 All dancers turn partner once around with left hands joined to place the ladies in the center again in a right hand star (NOT a courtesy turn).
17-24 Repeat action of counts 1-8.
25-32 Repeat action of counts 9-16.
33-40 Repeat action of counts 1-8.
41-48 Repeat action of counts 9-16.
49-56 Repeat action of counts 1-8.
57-64 Repeat action of counts 9-16 except to end with all at home, with head couples facing center and side couples facing their own partners in preparation for the Grand Square which follows.


BREAK

1-32 Grand Square

FIGURE II

1-64 Repeat the actions of Figure I, except that the gentlemen star right, while the ladies move around the perimeter of the formation.

BREAK

1-32 Grand Square

FIGURE III

1-64 Repeat the actions of Figure I except that on counts 1-8 the ladies star, on 9-16 dancers turn once and a half so that the gentlemen star, and continue this alternating pattern until all have returned to home positions - ladies star, gentlemen star, ladies star, gentlemen star. The partner turns in between each star still utilize 8 counts and the same hand positions, but the dancers step closer to their partners to permit the 1 1/2 revolutions without hurrying.

BREAK

1-32 Grand Square

CLOSER

1-8 All turn partners CW with a wide 2-hand turn so that each can, upon releasing hands, walk past their partner to their corner. Note: Slow, attentive action using 8 counts of music.

9-16 All turn corners CW with a wide 2-hand turn so that each can, upon releasing hands, walk past each other to return to partners. Same slow, attentive 8-count action.
17-32 Promenade partners all the way round the set.
Chord All bow to partners.

This record is respectfully dedicated to Ralph Page of Keene, NH, not only because Ralph showed the figure to Don in the first place, but because of Ralph's lifetime love of good dancing, good music and his strict adherence to traditional values in dance and lifestyle. Thank you, Ralph, for all you have done for American dance!


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