Allemande

Usage

jargon

related figures: allemande orbit, contra corners, star promenade
formal parameters: who, hand, circling, beats

examples

Dance Figure
20 Below
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
24th of June
neighbors allemande right 1½ to long wavy lines
24th of October
next neighbors allemande left 1½ to long waves, gentlespoons face in
28th of Januray
ladles allemande left 1½
504 Wood Street
gentlespoons allemande left once
A 60th Birthday Dance (for Chris Deephouse)
partners allemande right ½
A Becket Full of Butterflies
ladles allemande right once
gentlespoons allemande left 1½, scoop your partner
A Last Hurrah
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A Last Hurrah variation
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
A New Idea
ladles allemande right 1½ (same ladles who just pulled by each other)
A Proper Trifle
first corners allemande right 1½, take partner's hand
partners allemande left once
AADS Reel
next neighbors allemande left once and end facing original neighbor
ANTICI...PATION
ladles allemande right once (or twice) to face partner
Across the Ohio
neighbors allemande right ½
twos allemande left once
Airpants variation
ladles allemande right 1½
Airpants, Bradley Smith pass through
ladles allemande right 1½
Al's Safeway Produce
neighbors allemande left 1½
ladles allemande right 1½
All You Can Eat
ladles allemande left 1½
Allemandery, My Dear Watson
next neighbors allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ end facing partner in line of four,...
ladles allemande right ½
neighbors allemande left 1½ ⁋
Already Taken
ladles allemande right 1½
Alternating Current
ladles allemande right 1½
An Arm and a Leg
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Another Easy One
neighbors allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Another Jig Will Do
neighbors allemande right ½
Another Trip to Germany
ladles allemande right 1½ to a short wave
neighbors allemande left ¾ ⁋
next neighbors allemande right 1½ and ladles turn CW to face in
Apples and Concord Grapes
neighbors allemande right ½
ladles allemande left ½
Are You 'Most Done
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ To meet partner, ladles walk to meet
Arizona Becket
shadows allemande left once
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Autumn Air
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Azure Aster
ladles allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left once (keep left hands)
Back of the Envelope
ladles allemande left 1½
Barack Me, Obamadeus
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Bass Ackwards
neighbors allemande right ¾ to
neighbors allemande left ¾ ⁋
gentlespoons allemande right 1½
Becketize the Baby
next neighbors allemande left 1½
Bee in her Bonnet
ladles allemande right 1½
Beneficial Tradition
ladles allemande left once to short wavy line across
Between Buffalo and Nowhere
3rd neighbors allemande left once
Boulder Bound
neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left once
Bowl of Cherries
ladles allemande right once
Bowl of Cherries Lawn variation
neighbors allemande right once
ladles allemande right once
Box the Gnat Contra - Swat the Flea variation
ladles allemande right 1½
Boys From Brooklyn
gentlespoons allemande left ½
partners allemande left ¾
ladles allemande right once
Boys From Urbana
gentlespoons allemande left ½
ladles allemande right 1½
Breakup Breakdown
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Brown Bag Reel
neighbors allemande left once or twice
ladles allemande right 1½
By My Valentine variation
gentlespoons allemande left once *
CDS Reel
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Carla's Stomp
neighbors allemande right 1¼ to
Carrot Cake and Candles
ladles allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Cascades
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Catapult! Jig
neighbors allemande left 1½ ⁋
Catch Me If You Can
ladles allemande right 1½
Caveman
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ next gentlespoons
Cavewoman #8
ladles allemande right once, scoop your partner
gentlespoons allemande left once, scoop your partner
Centrifugal Hey
neighbors allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Chain, Chain, Roll Away
ladles allemande right 1½
Chance Dance Scrambled Eggs
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Cherokee Shuffle
gentlespoons allemande left ½
Chuck the Budgie
gentlespoons allemande left once
ladles allemande right 1½ - don't let go
neighbors allemande left ¾ to long wavy lines
next neighbors allemande right ¾
Cincinnati Reel
prev neighbors allemande left once (left diagonal)
next neighbors allemande left once (right diagonal) ⁋
Consider Hydrogen
partners allemande right 1½
Consider Hydrogen Lawn variation
partners allemande right once
partners allemande right 1½
Contra Corners Special
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Contra Essentialism
ladles allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Cosmos
gentlespoons allemande left once while ladles pause, then follow...
Cows are Watching
ladles allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left once Next Gentlespoons, once and a bit
Cranky Ingenuity
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Cup of Joe
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Dancing Through the Decades
ladles allemande right 1½
Deborah's Dream
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ while ladles loop back over their...
ladles allemande right ¾ while gentlespoons loop back over their...
neighbors allemande left ¾ ⁋
Delphiniums and Daisies
neighbors allemande left 1½
neighbors allemande right 1½ ⁋
Devil's Backbone
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Dick Witt's Circle Mixer
prev neighbors allemande left once on the left diagonal, your...
next neighbors allemande left twice
Dolphiniums & Daisies
neighbors allemande left 1½
gentlespoons allemande right once
neighbors allemande right once ⁋
Double Mud Pig 🐽
partners allemande right 1½
Down the Aisle
ladles allemande right 1½
Dr Bluhm's Delight
ladles allemande left ¾
neighbors allemande right ½ and a little bit more
gentlespoons allemande right ¾
Du Quoin Races
partners allemande right ¾ to
E.J.M.J.F. in Cincinnati
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
ladles allemande right once and face neighbor
Earl & Squirrel
ladles allemande right 1½
Echoing Allemandes
ladles allemande left 1½
gentlespoons allemande left once
Eggbeater
neighbors allemande left 1½
Evanesce
neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left ½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Expert Bits
partners allemande left once
next neighbors allemande left once to
Fairport Harbor Hey B2
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ same two. Ladles, snatch your...
Fairport Harbor pass through B2
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ same two. Ladles snatch your...
First Night Quadrille
first corners allemande left once
Flirt Hurt
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Folklife Frolic
neighbors allemande right 1½
Four Have Sprung
neighbors allemande right ½
next neighbors allemande left ½
3rd neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande right once
Four Have Sprung
neighbors allemande right ½
next neighbors allemande left ½
3rd neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande right once
Four Have Sprung variation
neighbors allemande right ½ ⁋
next neighbors allemande left ½
3rd neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande right once
Frederich Reel
ladles allemande left 1½
Fun Dance For Linda (for Linda Leslie)
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ to face partner
Galena
neighbors allemande right ½
Gallery Place Transfer
ladles allemande right 1½
Garden State of Mind
gentlespoons allemande left 1½, ladles shift left to meet partners
Gaye's Groove
3rd neighbors allemande right ¾
Godspeed You! Blue Megabus
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Going Our Opposite Waves
ladles allemande left ¾ to long wavy lines, ladles face in
Goody One Shoe
gentlespoons allemande left ¾
Got Nice Neighbors
ladles allemande right 1½
Greenfield Petronella
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Hallie's Comment
ladles allemande left ¾
ladles allemande right ¾ (look for new ladle to restart dance) ⁋
Happy Ending
neighbors allemande left 1½
Happy Trails to You
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
partners allemande right 1½
Heart of Glass
gentlespoons allemande left 1½, keeping hands, pick up partner
Heart of Joy
ladles allemande right 1½ [2]
Heavenly
ladles allemande right 1½
Hellooo Nurse!
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
neighbors allemande left 1½ (CURRENT neighbor) ⁋
Hey the Line
ladles allemande left ½ - to face partner
Highway Hypnosis
neighbors allemande right 1½ Face your NEXT Neighbor
Holiday in the Wood
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
partners allemande right ¾
shadows allemande left once
Homeward Bound
ladles allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ to trade places
Hope's Spirit
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ ⁋
gentlespoons allemande left ¾ NEXT Gentlespoons
Hopscotch Reel
ladles allemande left ¼
Hot Buttered Rolls
ladles allemande right 1½
Hull's Victory
ones allemande right ½
neighbors allemande left twice
ones allemande right once to
Hybrid Vigor
shadows allemande left once
Hyla's Flirt
ladles allemande right 1½
Indigo Silk
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Infinity Continued
ladles allemande right ½ ⁋
ladles allemande left ½
Jacqui & Henry
gentlespoons allemande left 1¼ next gentlespoon
Jennifer's Whirlpool
ladles allemande left 1½
Jonjak's Journey
ladles allemande right 1½ new ladle
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Joyous Rose Seth Tepfer variation
neighbors allemande right 1¾
next neighbors allemande right ½
Joyous Rose original
neighbors allemande right 1¾
next neighbors allemande right ½
Jubilation
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
partners allemande right 1½
Jurassic Redheads
neighbors allemande right ½
Kimmswick Diamonds
gentlespoons allemande ____ 1½ (look for next neighbor) ⁋
Kimmswick Express
neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left ½
Kingsford Court
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Kiss the Bride
ladles allemande left 1½
Kiss the Groom
gentlespoons allemande left ¾ to
gentlespoons allemande right ¾
ladles allemande right ¾ to
ladles allemande left ¾
La String Bean
partners allemande left 1½ (gentlespoons progress CCW, ladles...
Last Hey
ladles allemande left 1½ (new ladles)
partners allemande right ¾
Laura's Leap
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Lavender and Lilac
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Leap Dance
ladles allemande left 1½
Leave the Wine
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Life, the Universe, and Everything
neighbors allemande right ¾
Like I've Known You Forever
ladles allemande left 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Liz's steady hand
ladles allemande right ¾
ladles allemande left 1½
Love and Twirls
neighbors allemande left ¾ ⁋
Lunt Birthday Waltz
partners allemande right once
gentlespoons allemande left ½
Mad For Ogontz
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Mad Scatter
partners allemande right 1½
Maliza's Magical Mystery Motion
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Mama Loo's Reel
ladles allemande right 1½
March for Andrea
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
March of the Coffee Zombies
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Milton-Bradley Presents: Mouse Trap!
ladles allemande right ½ to take hands in a long wave facing their...
gentlespoons allemande left ¾
Missing Duck
ladles allemande left ½
partners allemande right ¾ to
Missing Duck simple A variation
partners allemande right 1½ to
Monday
neighbors allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Mood Ring
ladles allemande left 1½
Mountains in Sunny Windows
prev neighbors allemande right 1½
Neighbor, Neighbor On the Wall
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
New Pencils
neighbors allemande left 1½ to
shadows allemande left 1½ back to neighbor
No Rest for the Weary
ladles allemande right 1½
No-See-Ums
prev neighbors allemande right once
Not My Second Rodeo
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Not a Figment of Your Imagination
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
ladles allemande right once returning to partner
November Night
ladles allemande left 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
On the Rebound
partners allemande right 1½ until gentlespoons face in
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Once More With Feeling
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
One Fish, Two Fish, Right and Left Through Fish
ladles allemande right ¾ ⁋
ladles allemande left ¾ +
Our House
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Ozymandius
neighbors allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
neighbors allemande left once ⁋
Parkay: Ode to a Dance Floor
gentlespoons allemande right ½
ladles allemande right 1½
Parmesan
neighbors allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Passing Through
neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left ½
partners allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left ½ and walk forward to next neighbor ⁋
Pecan Pie
neighbors allemande right ¾
Pedal Pushers
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Penicillin
ladles allemande left 1½
Pete's Dark Roast
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Petronella Stomp
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
ladles allemande right 1½ with next ladle; gentlespoons slide left...
Petronella Stomp variation
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
ladles allemande right 1½ with next ladle; gentlespoons slide left...
Pink Martini
shadows allemande left once
Pittsboro Pattycake
neighbors allemande right 1½
neighbors allemande left 1½
Pizza Shop
ladles allemande right once
Poetry in Motion
neighbors allemande right 1¼
Progress for Progress's Sake
second corners allemande right ½
same roles allemande right ½
first corners allemande left ½
Projectile Possums
gentlespoons allemande left ½
neighbors allemande right ½
ladles allemande left ½
partners allemande right ½
Projectile Possums Variant
gentlespoons allemande left ½
neighbors allemande right ½
ladles allemande left ½
partners allemande right ½
Proper Swingfest II
next neighbors allemande left 1¼
Rant and Roar
neighbors allemande right once
Reddie to Roll
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Reel Me Across the Ocean
gentlespoons allemande left once pick up neighbor
neighbors allemande right ½
Reel to Reel
neighbors allemande right ½
partners allemande right ½
Return to Sender
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Rhonda's Reel
next neighbors allemande right ¾
ones allemande left once
Rip and Snort
gentlespoons allemande right 1½
Rock Creek Reel
ladles allemande right 1½
Rocket City Romp
ladles allemande right 1½
Rockin' Robin
neighbors allemande left once
Rod's Grits Lawn variation
ladles allemande right 1½
Rolling & Tumbling
ladles allemande right 1½
Rory O'S'mores
ladles allemande left ½
Rory S'More (variation)
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Rusty Frame
partners allemande left ¾
Salute to Larry Jennings
4th neighbors allemande left once
Sapphire Sea
first corners allemande right once
second corners allemande left once
Sawdust Liquor
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Shadrack's Delight
neighbors allemande right ½ to
gentlespoons allemande left ½
Silver Anniversary Reel
ladles allemande left ½
neighbors allemande right once ⁋
Silver Lining
ladles allemande right once
Sleeping With The Hounds
partners allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left ½
Snake Oil Reel
gentlespoons allemande left ¾
neighbors allemande right ½
Snake in the Garden
gentlespoons allemande left ¾
ladles allemande right ¾
Snake in the Hey
ladles allemande right ¾
gentlespoons allemande left ¾
Spider Jive
neighbors allemande left ¾ then turn away to new neighbors ⁋
Spin Blend
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
shadows allemande right 1½ to long waves
Spring Break
ladles allemande left once
Spring Fever
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Star of the County Alameda
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Star of the County Alameda variation
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Stargazer
ladles allemande right 1½
Stargazer
ladles allemande right 1½
Step In Time
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
String of Swings
neighbors allemande left 1½
Sugarbritches 2.0
neighbors allemande left 1½
ladles allemande right 1½
Summer Sun
ladles allemande right 1½
Summer of '84
partners allemande left once
shadows allemande left ¾
Sweet Potatoes
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ ⁋
Sweet September
neighbors allemande left 1½
gentlespoons allemande left once
Tag and Zag
gentlespoons allemande left ½
The Art of Negotiation
neighbors allemande left once or once and a half
neighbors allemande left once or once and a half
The Big Bicep
next neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left ½
ladles allemande left ½ (double swing through)
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
ladles allemande left once
The Big Easy
ladles allemande left 1½
The Carousel
ladles allemande left 1½
The Contra Matrix Resolution
ladles allemande left 1½
The Country of Marriage
ladles allemande left once
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ to a fleeting long line ⁋
gentlespoons allemande left ½ immediately with the next
The Country of Marriage Lawn variation
neighbors allemande right once to
ladles allemande left once
gentlespoons allemande right ¾ to a fleeting long line ⁋
gentlespoons allemande left ½ immediately with the next
The Emptied Crack
neighbors allemande left 1½
3rd neighbors allemande left ¾
The Fabulous Couple
ladles allemande right ½
The Full Deal
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
The Hobbit
prev neighbors allemande left once
ladles allemande right 1½
The Joy of Six
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
The Menagerie
ladles allemande right 1½
neighbors allemande ____ ¾ with connected hands, putting 1s in...
The S & S Connection
gentlespoons allemande left 1½, pick up partners
The Salmon Time Around
partners allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left ½
ladles allemande right ¾ ⁋
ladles allemande left ¾ (next ladles) - gentlespoons slide to...
The Sturgeon General
gentlespoons allemande left once
The Wedding Ring Circle Mixer
partners allemande right twice to form a circle wave
partners allemande right ½ to
neighbors allemande left ½ to meet the next
The Winter Storm
gentlespoons allemande left 1½ to face partner
There Is No Way to Peace; Peace Is the Way
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
ladles allemande right 1½
These are the Hands
same roles allemande ____ 1½ 1s Cast to a handy-hand allemande with...
They Stayed Here When They Disappeared
ladles allemande left ½
This Dance is, Jess, For You
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Tilt-A-Whirl
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Tinkie Winkie Lawn variation
partners allemande right once on gentlespoon's side of the set
neighbors allemande right once on original side for all
To Call a Mockingjay
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Tom's Queue-less Carousel
partners allemande right 1½
Treasure of Sierra Madre
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Treasure of the Soda Bar
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Triassic Poetry
gentlespoons allemande left ½
Trip to Brattleboro DV #1
ones allemande right once +
Trip to Kentucky (original)
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Trip to Kentucky (variation)
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Trip to Pe Ell
gentlespoons allemande left 1¼
Trip to Shorebird
neighbors allemande right ½
gentlespoons allemande left ½
ladles allemande right 1½
Trip to Wilson
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Triple Hat Syndrome
ladles allemande right 1½ as gentlespoons step forward into the...
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Truffles for Breakfast
neighbors allemande left 1½ 1x or 1.5 until ladles face in
Twirling At The Altar
gentlespoons allemande left 1½, keep hands
partners allemande left ½ til gentlespoons face across ⁋
Uncle Fred's Contra
neighbors allemande left ¾
prev neighbors allemande right once
Unnamed Becket
neighbors allemande right 1½
Virginia Reel
partners allemande right once
partners allemande left once
Wave Goodbye to Winter
ladles allemande right 1½
Waving Wheat
neighbors allemande right ¾
Weave Me the Sunshine
gentlespoons allemande left ½
Where Gnome Ann Has Gone Before
ladles allemande right 1½
Where's Alex?
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Where's Alex? with encoded heys
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Whirl-A-Way
ladles allemande right once pick up partner
Whitewater
shadows allemande right 1½
Whitewater Whirl
gentlespoons allemande left ½ while ladles face counter-clockwise
ladles allemande right ½ while gentlespoons face clockwise
gentlespoons allemande left ½
Will You Dance With Me?
gentlespoons allemande right once
ladles allemande left once
Winter Slide
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
Winter in Summerland
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
With Thanks to the Dean
neighbors allemande left 1½
ladles allemande right once
neighbors allemande right 1½ ⁋
With Thanks to the Gene
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
XYZ
ladles allemande right 1½
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Sasparilla
ladles allemande right 1½ hook elbows
gentlespoons allemande right 1½ hook elbows
You Can't Get There From Here
neighbors allemande right ¾ to
neighbors allemande right ¾
You and I
gentlespoons allemande left 1½
You're Among Produce
neighbors allemande right 1½
gentlespoons allemande left 1½

Dances without Allemande

Moves Sharing a Dance with Allemande

allemande orbit

arch & dive

balance

balance the ring

box circulate

box the gnat

butterfly whirl

California twirl

chain

circle

contra corners

cross trails

custom

do si do

dolphin hey

down the hall

figure 8

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

form long waves

gate

give & take

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass by

pass through

petronella

poussette

promenade

pull by dancers

pull by direction

revolving door

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

see saw

slice

slide along set

square through

stand still

star

star promenade

swat the flea

swing

turn alone

up the hall

zig zag

Moves Preceding Allemande

allemande

allemande orbit

balance

balance the ring

box the gnat

butterfly whirl

California twirl

chain

circle

cross trails

custom

do si do

down the hall

figure 8

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

gyre

hey

long lines

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass by

pass through

petronella

poussette

promenade

pull by dancers

pull by direction

revolving door

right left through

roll away

Rory O'More

see saw

slice

slide along set

star

swing

up the hall

zig zag

Moves Following Allemande

allemande

allemande orbit

balance

balance the ring

box circulate

box the gnat

butterfly whirl

chain

circle

custom

do si do

dolphin hey

form a long wave

form an ocean wave

form long waves

gyre

hey

mad robin

meltdown swing

pass by

petronella

promenade

pull by dancers

right left through

Rory O'More

see saw

star

star promenade

swing

turn alone