Allemande Left
DEFINITION:
Dancers face their corners and turn by the left forearm. Releasing arm holds and stepping forward, each dancer ends facing his partner. LEFT ARM TURN: starts from facing dancers. Join left forearms and walk forward and around each other the distance specified. 1/2, 3/4, full.

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.

STYLE: The arms are held past the waist 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 close. The center of the turn will be at the joined arms, so, while turning, each dancer is moving equally around the other.