quadrille

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music for dancing the quadrille

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a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples

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Tracy Tupman hopping about, with a face expressive of the most intense solemnity, dancing (as a good many people do) as if a quadrille were not a thing to be laughed at, but a severe trial to the feelings, which it requires inflexible resolution to encounter.
The young man looked, bowed in obedience, and then went to Teresa, and invited her to dance in a quadrille directed by the count's daughter.
The quadrille had been most perfect, and it was evident there was a great demand for a repetition, Carmela alone objecting to it, but the Count of San-Felice besought his daughter so earnestly, that she acceded.
Vronsky went up to Kitty reminding her of the first quadrille, and expressing his regret that he had not seen her all this time.
However, she got up, and began to repeat it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
At the same moment--to the astonishment of her friends and admirers--Miss Clara Burnham threw the quadrille into confusion by making a mistake
exclaimed $25, "this is the first ball I have been at that I was not thought good enough to have a place in the quadrille.
The movements of the other women were more or less similar to Tess's, the whole bevy of them drawing together like dancers in a quadrille at the completion of a sheaf by each, every one placing her sheaf on end against those of the rest, till a shock, or "stitch" as it was here called, of ten or a dozen was formed.
Saying these words, Caddy laughingly sat down at a little jingling square piano and really rattled off a quadrille with great spirit.
Sir Patrick's interest in the first quadrille became almost painful to see.
Under this deal, Cubiware will be integrating its middleware solutions with Quadrilles Push VOD technology, making it available on a range of low cost set-top box platforms aimed at pay TV operators in emerging markets.
Several of the routines are quadrilles, memorized dances with five complicated patterns that were taught by dance masters.
Le palais de justice de la ville flamande et ses abords etaient quadrilles de policiers armes pour securiser un proces assez significatif sur la contribution du groupe radical (10% des volontaires), et le nombre impressionnant des candidats au Jihad, evalues entre 300 et 400 Belges, partis au combat.
The doctors believed dancing was good for the patients so Elgar composed several sets of Quadrilles and Lancers each with a name giving a clue to their musical character: The Young Flirt, The Valentine and The Brunette plus polkas named Nellie and The Blonde.
En 1984, agee de 70 ans elle obtient un doctorat en Arts et traditions populaires a l'Universite Laval avec sa these << La danse traditionnelle au Canada francais : quadrilles et collions >> et en 2008, agee de 94 ans, elle publie son dernier livre La Contredanse au Quebec.