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Monterey Polka Quadrille

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Monterey Polka Quadrille



The Monterey Polka Quadrilles by Charles Durang (1848) (Finale [Figure 5] - Colonel May)
Reconstructed by Richard Powers (1983)
Music by Fleeting Moments Waltz & Quickstep Orchestra (courtesy of Richard Powers)

Performed by members of Polite Society, the performing troupe of the Vintage Dance Society. The dance celebrates a U.S. victory in the Battle of Monterey, California, during the Mexican-American War.

Dance reconstruction by Richard Powers; a full description can be found here:

A video showing all five figures of the dance is here:

There are many other examples of quadrilles on this website. This link will provide you an entry point.


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