Grand Square - Birgits Danse

Grand Square Lancers 1st set
By Birgit Rasmussen 2004
Level: Intermediate

This dance consists of five sets. It is inspired by, and partly identical to, Queen City Lancers as performed by "A Circle of Friends" from Michigan and Kentucky on July 30, 1989, during their visit to Denmark.
The first set is identical to the original version.


Head couples forward and back with the couple on the right, (8)
forward again, turn opposite with two hands, return to place (8)


Head couples pass between the sides, heads cast out half around, sides fold in, (8)
heads return on the outside, fold in, sides return on the inside, cast out half around,all turn to the corner. (8)


All right hand to corner, four balance, (8)
change to two hands, turn once around to the left, square the set. (8)

Repeat; Sides lead.

Repeat; Heads lead.

Repeat; Sides lead. ()

Music: Paint Creek Folklore Society, Rochester, Michigan: Lancers Oriental

In all figures: Everybody start with right foot. Ladies nip their skirts with free hand(s), Gents keep back side of free hand on hip.

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