Calling something a Quadrille doesn't necessarily make it a Quadrille.
To me the King's Quadrille is just a modern American square dance.
It doesn't have the styling or the moves or the length/complexity of a
Quadrille (e.g. I don't believe that courtesy turns existed in the period
when Quadrilles were danced).
The only commonality is that it is done by four couples in a Square.
On checking, I find that I have the following in my deck:
The Hawk Quadrille
Queen's Quadrille (same as King's but the moves are straight across instead
of to the right) - also known as "The Quiet Square"
Easy Does it Quadrille
Hmm... I hadn't realised that there were so many!
But they are all just square dances. None of them bear any
resemblance to an actual Quadrille. A few like Western Quadrille are based
on one figure of an actual Quadrille, but with modern styling.
Its a nice word and sounds good in a dance title. :-)
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