Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Allemande for 4 Couples

In this 4-Couple version of Allemande, Allemande for 4 couples, it is necessary to forgo the distinctive first bar movement but the conventional alignment at the end of bar 5 is retained (the Scottish Country Dancers must all be in the Men's Side line, 4th Man in 1st Man's Place, 3rd Man in 2nd Man's Place, 2nd Man in 3rd Man's Place and 1st Man in 4th Man's Place, after which all move in unison on bars 6-8.

Using a Travelling step throughout the 8-bar Figure, for the 1st Couple:
in bar 1, rotate and Cross The set to the Men's Side (Man in 1st Man's Place);
in bar 2, rotate and Dance Down the Men's Side to 2nd Place;
in bar 3, Dance Down the Men's Side to 3rd Place;
in bar 4, Dance Down the Men's Side to 4th Place;
in bar 5, rotate into the Men's Side line (Man in 4th Man's Place).

For the 2nd Couple:
in bar 1, Dance Up The set one Place;
in bar 2, rotate and Cross The set to the Men's Side;
in bar 3, rotate and Dance Down the Men's Side to 2nd Place;
in bar 4, Dance Down the Men's Side to 3rd Place;
in bar 5, rotate into the Men's Side line (Man in 3rd Man's Place).

For the 3rd Couple:
in bar 1, Dance Up The set one Place;
in bar 2, Dance Up The set one Place;
in bar 3, rotate and Cross The set to the Men's Side;
in bar 4, rotate and Dance Down the Men's Side to 2nd Place;
in bar 5, rotate into the Men's Side line (Man in 2nd Man's Place).

For the 4th Couple:
in bar 1, Dance Up The set one Place;
in bar 2, Dance Up The set one Place;
in bar 3, Dance Up The set one Place;
in bar 4, rotate and Cross The set to the Men's Side;
in bar 5, rotate (a complete half Turn) into the Men's Side line (Man in 1st Man's Place).

All 4 Couples must move in unison on bars 6-8 as in Allemande for 2 couples and Allemande for 3 couples.

Allemande for 4 couples is required in the Scottish Country Dance:
Alison Rose


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