SCA Dance Cheat Sheets
Setting: A line or circle of dancers
A: 1- 4Double left, double right.
5- 8Repeat 1-4.
B: 9-10Face partner, single left, right, men shake fingers.
11-12Repeat with women shaking fingers.
C: 13-14Face in, double left, clapping hands,
17-18double left, clapping hands,
19-20individually turn around to left using 4 kicks.
This is a mimed bransle. Arbeau says (Evans/Sutton translation):
``... is thus designated because by clapping their hands the dancers make a noise like the women beating the washing on the banks of the Seine.''
Arbeau specifies the finger shaking in the tabulation. When one gender is shaking their fingers at the other, the other gender should place their hands on their hips.