ROYAL  COTILLION
             2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    Dance in set dance formation (four couples in a square).
    Dance an ordinary old-time waltz step (down-2-3).
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    First side couple is on the right of the first top couple.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of April 4, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
   
  SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- WALTZES (264 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house around the set, in waltz hold14; form arches with the arms and the
          lady turns clockwise under the arches as partners dance to-place at home2.
HOUSE INSIDE TWICELADIES THEN GENTS CROSSOVER
Top couples: first top couple house inside the set twice, in waltz hold16;
ladies crossover (change places), turning twice clockwise (house to
          opposite alone)4;
gents crossover (change places), turning twice clockwise (house to
          opposite alone)4;
Side couples: ladies crossover (change places), turning twice clockwise (house to
          opposite alone)4;
gents crossover (change places), turning twice clockwise (house to
          opposite alone)4;
BALANCE UP/BACKTURN THE LADY UNDERHOUSE TO HOME
All couples: corner partners balance up and back holding right hands; form an arch and the
          lady dances anticlockwise under the arch to-place (turn the lady under)4;
original partners balance up and back holding right hands; form an arch and the
          lady dances anticlockwise under the arch to waltz hold4;
house to home in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side, second top then second side couple leading192.
  SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- WALTZES (104 BARS)
CROSSOVER TWICE
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance anticlockwise to the center without holding hands4;
partners take inside (closest) hands and complete the crossover; release hands,
          turn into one another and take inside hands again; crossover anticlockwise
          and turn to face into the set at home4.
Side couples: repeat the preceding crossovers8.
IN AND OUT IN A CIRCLECHANGE PARTNERSFULL HOUSE
All couples: take hands in a circle and dance in-two-three, out-two-three2;
gents release partner’s hand only and all ladies dance, turning in front of the gent
          on her right, taking hands with a new gent, again forming a hand-holding
          circle of all dancers; each lady dances-across the gent making a full-turn;
          the lady and the new gent look at one another as the lady passes in front of
          the gent; gents dance in-place as the ladies move in the line-of-dance;
          gents guide the ladies forward/around with the left hand only until the lady
          reaches her new position where inside hands are taken by all of the set2;
repeat the preceding in/out and change partners three times to reach home;
          original partners take waltz hold there)12; (see CIRCLE WALTZ;)
full house in waltz hold16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
  SET  FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- WALTZES (136 BARS)
CHAINLINES-OF-FOUR ADVANCE AND RETIRE THEN PASS THROUGH
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" chain (gents dance anticlockwise, ladies clockwise), ending in two lines-of-four
          in tops' position (side partners face one another from their respective places
          at the ends of the lines)16;
lines hold hands and advance and retire once4;
lines pass through with each dancer passing right-shoulder-to-right; turn in to-place4;
lines repeat the preceding advance and retire and pass through8;
CHAIN AND TURN ONE ANOTHERHOUSE TO HOME
partners take right hands and dance a full turn in-place4; pass one another forward
          and give left hands to the next gent or lady2;
repeat the preceding turn and chain forward three times and original partners
          take waltz hold at opposite18;
house to home in waltz hold8;
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"  , lining up in side positions at the end of the chain64.

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ROYAL COTILLION
F1  WALTZES 264 bars
ALL: REPEAT "MARKER" FH14   TLU2
TT:   1T:  HI8 TWICE16    Ls XOVR (CHG PL)Gs XOVR4
SS: Ls XOVER (CHG PL)4   Gs XOVR4
ALL:  NEAR-CORNERS RnR:  BAL UP/BK    TLU TO L's PL4
ORIG  PARTs RnR:  BAL U/B  TLU TO WALTZ H4
HSE TO HO8
RPT FR REPEAT "MARKER" 1S, 2T, 2S192
F2  WALTZES 104 bars
TT: REPEAT "MARKER" ADV4 TAKE nSID Hs XOVR ACW4
RPT w/ OTH Hs4
SS:  ADV4 TAKE nSID Hs XOVR ACW4
RPT w/ OTH Hs  Next as in CIRCLE WALTZ
ALL: A&RHHC BAL UP/BK2 Ls MV TO NXT R POS2
RPT TO HO12         FH16
SS: RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER" 48
F3  WALTZES 136 bars
ALL:REPEAT "MARKER" CHN (Gs ACW) & LN-UP AT TT,   4 FACING FOUR16
LNs A&R4 P-THRU R2R4
LNs A&R4 P-THRU R2R4
CHN: RnR ONE 360 TRN4 Ls TO NEXT PART2
LnL ONE 360 TRN4   Rs TO NEXT PART2
RPT TWICE TO MEET PART AT OPP12
HSE TO HO8
SS: RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"   w/ LNs AT SS64

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