French Folk Dance: An Dro Retourne
We’re dancing this with Anne Catherine and Andre tomorrow. New for me.
I had a hard time finding it at first as I was looking for Andro rather than An dro.
Personally not fond of linking pinky fingers nor of “rolling” arms and hands. But I’ll try to keep an open mind.
At a bal there will be several lines forming, with the leader leading his/her line in some pattern. The leader (person at the left-hand end of the line) will lead the line into a spiral or double it back on itself to form patterns on the dance floor, and allow the dancers to see each other.
An dros often have songs associated with them, and these are usually sung as a verse-chorus or call-response, with the leader singing the verses or calls. The musicians will sometimes play from the middle of the dance floor, and the dancers will then often form a spiral around them.
I wonder if we could do this in two lines on the labyrinth??
J’ai neuf ou dix moutons dans mon ménage en haut