Canada

Les mains blanches

This dance is done in various regions of Quebec. This version is from the Lanaudiere region, northeast of Montreal. The "mains blanches" in this version, refers to the people forming a "trio." This is a shortened version of the complete dance in which all cpls become active.

Presented by France Bourque-Moreau in 2009. View pdf here.

Petite chaîne de Montmagny

Dance from the region of Montmagny learned from Quebec caller Erick Tarte.
Pronunciation: puh-TEET SHAYN duh MOHN-mah-nyeeh

Music:  2/4 meter CD:Yves & France Moreau Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2009, Band 15.
Formation: Four (4) cpls in a square.
Style: In this dance, M and W use a traveling two-step instead of regular walking steps.

Presented by France Bourque-Moreau in 2009. View pdf here.

Quadrille de Saint-Basile

A quadrille from the village of St-Basile, Portneuf County not far from Quebec City. Learned from
Denis Côté and Normand Legault. Some recreational folk dance groups prefer to dance only parts 1-4 of the dance because of time limitations and also because the last two figures work out best with live music. This quadrille is traditionally not called.

Presented by France Bourque-Moreau in 2009. View pdf here.