Balancez- Set to partners.
aux coins- Set to corners.
quatre en ligne- Set four in a line (see La Poule).
Chaine Anglaise- Top and bottom couples right and left.
Chaine Anglaise double- Double right and left.
Chaine Anglaise demi- Half right and left.
Chaine des dames- Ladies' chain.
double- All the ladies commence the chain at the same time.
Chaine (la grande)- All the couples chassez quite round, giving right and left hands alternately-beginning with the right, until all resume places. (last figure of Lancers)
Chassez- Move to right and left, or left to right.
Chassez croisez- Lady and gentleman chassez in opposite directions.
Cavalier seul- Gentleman advances alone.
Demi-promenade- All the couples half promenade.
Dos-a-dos- Back to back.
Glissade- A sliding step.
Le grand rond- All join hands, and advance and retire twice.
Le grand tour de rond- join hands, and dance round figure.
Le grand promenade- All promenade round figure and back to places.
Le moulinet- Hands across. Demi-moulinet . Ladies advance to center, give right hands and retire.
Traversez- Opposite persons change places; retraversez , they cross back again.
Vis-a-vis- Face to face, or the opposite partner.
The dances should be arranged beforehand, and, for large balls you should have printed a number of double cards, containing on the one side a list of the dances; on the other, blank spaces to be filled up by the names of partners. A small pencil should be attached to each card, which should be given to each guest in the cloak room. Every ball opens with a quadrille, followed by a waltz. The number of the dances varies generally from eighteen to twenty-four, supper making a break after the fourteenth dance. Let us suppose you have twenty-one dances; then seven of these should be quadrilles, three of which may be lancers. There should next be seven waltzes, four galops, a polka, a polka-mazurka, and some other dance.The Habits of Good Society: A Handbook of Etiquette for Ladies and Gentleman; 1859, James Hogg (London)
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