Allemande Left

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French Allemande (German) + English Left. Contrary to some folk etymologies, this term does not come from the phrase "A la main" (by the hand).

Noun[edit]

Allemande Left (plural Allemande Lefts)

  1. (square dance) Move in which two facing dancers take left hands or forearms, turn halfway around to the left, let go, and step forward.

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