The quadrille was a type of social dance. It was a sequence dance, a lively dance by four couples arranged in the shape of a square. It became popular in France around 1760. It became popular in England in 1813. American square dancing is a later adaption of the quadrille. In Australia, the bushranger Ned Kelly danced in a quadrille during the siege at Glenrowan, Victoria.
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- "Quadrille". The Harvard Dictionary of Music. 2003. http://www.credoreference.com/entry/harvdictmusic/quadrille_fr_from_sp_cuadrilla_a_group_of_horsemen. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- Ned Kelly - The authentic illustrated story. South Yarra, Victoria: Currey O'Neill Ross Pty Ltd. 1984. p. 161. ISBN 085902122X.