SCA Dance Cheat Sheets
Source: Inns of Court manuscripts. Music composed by Joseph Casazza or Alex Clark.
Setting: A processional line of couples.
A: 1- 5Single left & right, double forward, single back.
B: 11-14Face partner, drop hands, set left & right, (slow) reverence.
15-18Two singles & double forward, passing right shoulders to end
up in partner's place facing partner.
19-22(Fast) reverence, approach partner, embrace.
23-34Repeat 11-22, ending up in own place.
ij singles a duble forward one single syde twyse ij syngles backe honour ij singles a duble forward into eche others place honour & embrace ij singles backe honour ij syngles a duble into your owne place honour and Embrace Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson Poet. 108 (c. 1570), transcribed by Wilson
Smut, smut, smut. Some of the manuscripts have an additional ``Honour'' after the embrace, but the interpretation for which Casazza composed music for does not have time for this. Note that the first 2 singles are setting steps; while the manuscript transcribed above says two singles, most of the others specify 2 setting steps. You'll see both a set and 2 single variations done in the SCA.