Gay Branle

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

Steps Used

N. B. This is one dance where the pied en l'air is used in a way that does not necessarily imply a forward kick, so it might have used a pied en l'air that does not go forward and is thus not really a kick.


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 couples.

This is the fourth easiest dance in the world. It requires a little balance and absolutely no brain power.




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