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     Of the "Old Zip Coon Quadrilles", they would commence with the first couple down the outside and back up the centre (2nd couple down the centre and back up the outside at same time), 1st couple down the centre and back up the outside (2nd couple down the outside and back up the centre at same time), 1st and 2nd couples down, the centre together, back, 1st couple cast off, right and left four.
 

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Zip Coon n/a n/a Dan Emmett
Jim Brown     Dan Rice
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Basic step:
Zip Coon as a Quadrille dance:
First couple down the outside and back up the centre (second couple down the centre and back up the outside at the same time)--first couple down the centre and back up the outside (second couple down the outside and back up the centre at the same time) first and second couples down the centre together, back (first couple cast off) right and left four.
October 20, 2012
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