Clog Branle

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The Clog Branle (Bransle des Sabots, sometimes translated as Shoes Branle) is found in Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. It is a mimed branle.

Steps Used


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 necessary for the dancers to be paired with partners.

The two strains of the tune alternate until such time as the musicians decide to stop.

1st Strain

DL DR (Repeat)

2nd Strain

Men perform a single left, a single right, then stamp three times. Ladies then do the same.

SL SR StL StL StL (Men)
SL SR StL StL StL (Ladies)


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