SCA Dance Cheat Sheets
Source: 15th century Italian; Joy and Jealousy
Setting: two couples, one behind the other
A: (2 bars of quadernaria (4/4) repeated 3 times, plus 2 more bars.)
1-2(3 times) 6 Saltarelli, starting left,
3saltarello left, drop hands,
4saltarello right, spreading out to form a square set. B: (3 bars of quadernaria (4/4), repeated twice.)
5Men movimento, women movimento,
6-7Men 2 saltarelli (starting left) to trade places, passing
through center and passing right shoulders.
5-7Repeat with women going first and trading. C: (2 bars of quadernaria (4/4), repeated twice.)
8Men movimento, women movimento,
9Men voltatonda (starting left) (turn around)
8-9Repeat with women going first and turning. D: (2 bars of quadernaria (4/4), repeated twice.)
10-11Men do 4 pive (starting left, 2 per bar) to trade
places, going outside the square and behind their partner.
10-11Repeat, with women trading places. E: (4 bars of quadernaria (4/4).)
12Men movimento, women movimento,
14Men ripresa right (towards partner, take hands),
Repeat the dance, with the women going first. The first couple needs to wheel around to reform the original formation.
Disclaimer: a cheat sheet does not do justice to explaining how to properly do a 15th century Italian dance.