Dancers face their corners if they have not already done so. Corners form left-hand-to-left-hand handholds and turn around each other 360 degrees, dropping the handhold at the end as the dancers rejoin their respective partners. (Some clubs use a special allemande grip, as shown in the animation, but our club just uses a regular old palm-to-palm hold.) Each dancer ends facing his/her partner (not as a couple unless a subsequent move directs it).

v     ALLEMANDE LEFT from trade-by formation: Please disregard this figure in the animation.

Starting Position

Ending Position