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The double, along with the single, is the most common step in Renaissance dance. The double may be done with either the left foot or the right.

The standard forward double left is performed by doing three steps walking forward, first with the left foot, then the right foot, then the left foot again. In a style that seems to have originated in the later Renaissance, it is finished by closing the feet: bring the right foot forward to meet the left foot. A double right is the same, but with opposite feet. This kind of double can also be done walking backwards, as is sometimes specified in choreographies.