SCA Dance Cheat Sheets
Source: Playford (1651), TPB, LoD v2.
Setting: A set of 2 couples (facing each other).
1- 4Double towards the other couple, double away,
5- 8repeat 1-4.
9-10Face your partner and double backwards, away from them,
11-12double towards partner,
13-16turn your contrary by the right.
17-18Face your contrary and double backwards, away from them,
19-20double towards contrary,
21-24turn your partner by the left.
1- 4Side right with your partner,
5- 8side left with your contrary.
1- 4Arm right with your partner,
5- 8arm left with your contrary.
Note: Playford's ``contrary'' is generally called a corner or opposite in modern folkdance.
Meet all a D. fall back a D. ?u?.? That againe ?u?:? Men fall back from your We. meet again and turne Co. once round with the right hand ?u?.? All fall back from the Co. they turne, meet againe and turn your owne with the left hand. Sides all with your owne, then with the Co. ?u?.? That againe ?u?.? As before ?u?:? Armes all with your owne ?u?.? That again with the Co. and fall backe from your owne first, as before ?u?:? As before ?u?:?
This dance is often played at a quite leisurely pace in the SCA, while modern English Country Dancers seem to dance it fast. Playford, of course, gives no hints as to tempo.