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As with all 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.
 
As with all 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.
  
This is the easiest dance in the world.
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This is one of the easiest dances in the world.
  
 
===Verse===
 
===Verse===

Revision as of 17:19, 22 February 2006

The branle Double is found in Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. It is one of the quatre branles.

Steps Used

Choreography

As with all 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.

This is one of the easiest dances in the world.

Verse

DL DR Repeat, always doing smaller steps to R than to L

Variations

In place of the last two steps of the double right, one may do three quick kicks: pied en l'air gauche, pied en l'air droit, pied en l'air gauche. This is a division or decoupement. Agile dancers also did other divisions, for which Arbeau gave no instructions, in this branle.

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