Ladies Chain – Four – Teaching

Basic Part 1
Ladies Chain – Four

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Choreography for Patter Teaching with Singing Call Options:

Teaching Tips:

Four Ladies Chain
B.) Get the ladies to count the men because the guys just see women going around.

More teaching suggestions:

— From a squared set when Head Ladies Chain across, each leaves their partner, passes one gent and Courtesy Turns with the next. When Four Ladies Chain across the same thing happens. Some ladies find it easier to think about passing two gents (their partner and one more).

— Emphasize elegance. Ladies Chain is an old call from the days of hoop skirts.

— Note the styling description about the ladies holding their skirts. This applies particularly to Four Ladies Chain.

Quick Quote: “Four Ladies in with the right, go straight across, Gents Courtesy Turn her”

Teaching Standard Applications:

Break:
All Four Ladies Chain, Circle Left,
Ladies Centre, Men Sashay, Circle Left,
Ladies Centre, Men Sashay, Circle,
Allemande Left,
Swing and Promenade
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Heads Ladies Chain, Side Ladies Chain,
All Four Ladies Chain, Circle Left,
Ladies In, Men Sashay,
Patter: Ladies In, Men Sashay, Allemande Left, Promenade partner
Singer: Allemande Left, Come back & Promenade corner
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Singer:
Four Ladies Chain 3/4,
Heads Circle Left 3/4,
Same four Pass Thru,
All Circle Left 3/4,
Lines go up and Back, then Pass Thru,
Couples Go Left and Promenade home
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Quadrille (Right-hand Lady Progression):
Heads Promenade Half,
Same Two Ladies Chain,
Sides Promenade Half,
Same Two Ladies Chain,
Circle Left,
Swing the Corner, Promenade