Basic Movement Instructions
Starting Formation:   Any position where dancers can conveniently turn 90 or less to face their corner.
TIMING:   Full around, 8; three quarters, 6; one half, 4; one quarter, 2.
(a) ALLEMANDE LEFT: Dancers face their corners and turn by the left forearm. Releasing armholds and stepping forward, each dancer ends facing his partner.
STYLING:   The arms are held past the wrist but not past the elbow joint. Each dancer places his hand on the inside of the arm of the person with whom he is to work. The fingers and thumb are held in close. The center of the turn will be at the joined arms, so, while turning, each dancer is moving equally around the other.