I got the dance Le Capitaine from a friend in Quebec who said she danced it in the Gaspe
region. Anyway, I published it in my collection BRANDY. Pretty much the same as Leslie
Another dance from Quebec: Le Neuf. The Nine.
Three any gender threes facing up the hall. All lead up the set four steps and back twice.
Middle person swing right hand partner with right arm hook (crochette droit) thern swing
left hand partner with left arm hook (crochette gauche) then do that swinging part again.
(Encore une fois).
Then, top right hand person and top left hand person, dance down the outside by themselves
to stay at bottom and all the other side persons move up a place.
The dance is danced unphrased, so you can use crooked French chunes. Continue as long as
We seldom get to do any of these odd person out dances because the “ninth’ person is
usually outside having Une t’ coupe, a little drink, of Caribou (whiskey and port chaud).
Dudley & Jacqueline Laufman
PO Box 61, 322 Shaker Rd
Canterbury, NH 03224
Education book & CD
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 12:19 PM
Subject: [trad-dance-callers] Re: 9-person dance
Le Capitan Reel
Longways for four couples and extra at top of set
Couples 1&2, 3&4 dance together
I learned it from Genticorum
A1. Circle L, Circle R
A2. Star R, Star L,
B1. Le Capitan picks a side and swings 1X with each person down that side
B2. "Le Capitan" is called and everyone finds a new partner and leftover person
is new Capitan
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