American Square Dances of The West
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of the West and Southwest
The Allemande requires eight beats of music to execute. One Hand Swings require six beats of music. The difference in timĀ­ing and in the movements is the honor or balance which is a definite part of the Allemande. Another important difference between the Allemande and a One Hand Swing is that the AlleĀ­mande is always danced by all eight dancers in the set answering the call in unison, and is never danced by less than the entire set.