SCA Dance Cheat Sheets
Source: 15th century Italian; Joy and Jealousy
Setting: 3 people in a line
A: (8 bars in piva (6/8), repeated twice.)
1-8(twice) 16 Pive, starting on left. B: (4 bars in piva (6/8), played 3 times.)
9-12Man 1 4 Pive (starting left) to leave the group,
9-12Woman 4 Pive to catch up with Man 1,
9-12Man 2 4 Pive to catch up. C: (2 bars in piva (6/8), played 3 times.)
13-14Man 1 Doppio (starting left) to leave the group,
13-14Woman doppio to catch up with Man 1,
13-14Man 2 doppio to catch up. D: (2 bars in piva (6/8), played 3 times.)
15-16Man 1 and Woman take hands and reverenza right,
15-16Woman and Man 2 take hands and reverenza right,
15-16All 3 reverenza left. E: (8 bars in piva (6/8).)
17-18Doppio left backwards, moving away from each other,
19-20doppio right forwards, moving towards each other,
21-22Ripresa left and right
23-24Voltatonda (on left, turning left).
Disclaimer: a cheat sheet does not do justice to explaining how to properly do a 15th century Italian dance.
This dance is quite easy to teach. It consists of an opening section, 3 solo sections, and a final part. It can be entertaining to do it on a densely-packed dance floor.