Aridan Branle

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The Branle Aridan is found in Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. It is one of the mixed branles.

Steps Used

Choreography

As with most branles, this dance is performed in a line of people holding hands or, if enough people are present, a circle. It is not necessary for the dancers to be paired into partners.

1st Strain

DL KL KR KL
Repeat

2nd Strain

DL SL SR SL
DL KL KR DR
DLburg SR KL; this bit is done twice as fast, with large kicks
Repeat

Branles

Aridan Branle | Breton Branle | Burgundian Branle | Candlestick Branle | Cassandra Branle | Charlotte Branle | Clog Branle | Double Branle | Gavotte | Gay Branle | Haut Barrois Branle | Hay Branle | Hermits Branle | Horses Branle | Maltese Branle | Montarde Branle | Official Branle | Pease Branle | Pinagay Branle | Poitou Branle | Scottish Branle | Single Branle | War Branle | Washerwomen's Branle