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The Holiday Ball - Definition of Dance Terms

Balancez: Set to partners.
Aux coins: Set to corners.
quatre en ligne: Set four in a line.
Chaine Anglaise: Top and Bottom couples right and left.
Chaine Anglaise double: Double right and left
Chaine: All couples chassez quite round, giving right and left hands alternately--beginning with the right, until all resume places.
Chassez or Chassee: Move to right and left, or left to right.
Chassez croisez: Lady and gentleman chassez in opposite directions.
Glissade: A sliding step.
Le grand tour de rond: Join hands and dance round figure.
Le grand promenade: All promenade round figure and back to places.
Vis-a-vis: Face to face, or the opposite partner.
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