28 May 2012, 3:53 p.m. - Terry Foreman

A varety of Bransle http://www.freewebs.com/festacortese/english.htm 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. http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/dance/Official_Bransle.html


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