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Official Bransle (Toss the Duchess) (Branle de l'Official)
Setting: A line or circle of couples.
A: 1- 8 Double left, double right, repeat.
B: 9-16 Eight singles left.
During 7th single, the woman steps in front of her partner.
During 8th single, the woman jumps, and the man moves her to the left; everyone gaining a new partner.
Arbeau says that this dance is to be danced with little springs with each step. He says nothing about switching partners.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.