Les Saluts

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Les Saluts
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 Origin- East Canada. From providence called Quebec
 Location- North America, On the border of USA and
surrounded by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
History
 One of the forms of social dances in French Canada
is the quadrille. The quadrille is like the American
square dance.
 Les Saluts is actually one part of a much longer
dance called Le Saratoga.
 Le Saratoga is still performed today on Orleans
Island near Quabec City.
Formation
 When dancing you need a partner.
 Your partner will be on the man’s
right side.
 A double circle is required. Inner
circle of women holding hands
and outer circle of men holding
hands.
 In our PE class we may not
have enough girls and boys
so this formation may be
changed.
Steps
Inner circle:
Walk left for 8 counts, with feet together on 8.
Walk right for 8 counts, with feet together on 8.
Basket: duck down and step back on counts 1-4, walk right 4 counts, feet together
on 8.
 Walk left for 8 counts, feet together on 8.
 Walk in for 4 counts, let go and join hand with people on the sides and walk back for
4 counts, with feet together on 8. (now in 1 large circle)
 Walk in for 3 counts, bow on 4 and hold to the music, then begin the dance again.
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Outer Circle:
Walk right for 8 counts, with feet together on 8.
Walk left for 8 counts, with feet together on 8.
Basket: lift arms up and over (partner on right diagonal) on counts 1-4, walk right 4
counts, feet together on 8.
 Walk left for 8 counts, feet together on 8.
 Walk in for 4 counts, let go and join hand with people on the sides and walk back for
4 counts, with feet together on 8. (now in 1 large circle)
 Walk in for 3 counts, bow on 4 and hold to the music, then begin the dance again.

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