Ninepins Quadrille

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Ninepins Quadrille

4 couples on a square facing inwards with a spare lady (called the pin) in the middle. Pin can also be a man
A1 Ones around the pin
Twos, Threes, Fours
Couple 1 have their backs to the band or stage, 2’s face them, 3’s are on the right of the 1’s, 4’s are to left of 1’s
Couples skip one at a time anti-clockwise around pin and return to place
A2 Circle of 8
Back
Outer 8 people join hands and circle to left (clockwise), 8 steps and return.
B1 Circle of 4 4 men* circle left 8 steps. (* If pin is a man this will be the ladies), then return 8 steps.
B2 Circle of 5 All ladies* including the pin circle left for 8 and then back until the music stops (band plays random amount of time). *This will be the men if the pin is male.
When the music stops the ladies catch a man and reform the square, 1 person will be without a partner, this is the new pin.
Any lively Reels or Jigs A very popular novelty dance

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