Double Branle

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

Steps Used


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.


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


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.


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