Branle de la fosse aux loups - Summary

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Region France
Formation Open circle. V-hold.
Dance Structure Sequence repeated throughout the music. Optional variation.
Music Structure 6 beats/bar, 2 counts/bar, 8 bar phrases,
Introduction Start with the melody.
Basic Gravevine L starting L side, R across infront. (L side, R close, L side, R close touch), mirror. (L in place, R lift infront), mirror. Arms swing forwards (1 count) & back-backwards-down (1 count) throughout.
Turning variation Travelling turn acw 360 deg instead of Grapvine.
Source Sally Fletcher (who got it from Roberto Bagnoli) in online dancing in 2021. Arm details from Roberto's Stockton Folkdance Camp 2014 notes.
Date Written 2021/1/8.

Disclaimer: Mistakes are quite likely in the notes and no guarantees are made as to accuracy. There may be other versions of the same dance or other dances with the same name. Music may differ, particularly in speed, introduction and duration, between performers. The division into parts, bars & counts might not be standard. These notes of the dance are freely distributable (under GPL or CC-by-sa) in so much as the note's author's contribution but the choreography and/or collection were by other people and so their copyright might apply to the dance itself. Better than using notes, go to a dance class where it is taught. Better than these notes, use Roberto Bagnoli's notes.

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