War Branle

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The War branle 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.

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

1st Strain

DL DR DL DR (Repeat)

2nd Strain

The steps to this strain are done at double speed.

DL DR
SL SR
DL
SR SL
DR
SL
KL KR KL Close Cap

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