SCA Dance Cheat Sheets
Source: 15th century Italian; Joy and Jealousy
Setting: one couple
A: (10 bars in bassadanza (6/4), played twice.)
1-2Ripresa left, ripresa right, (drop hands),
3-5Man leaves with 2 sempii (starting left), 2 doppii, ending
with mezavolta right to face woman,
6-7Both ripresa left, ripresa right.
8-10Man returns with the same steps, (take hands).
1-10Repeat, with woman leaving. B: (8 bars in bassadanza (6/4), played twice.)
11-12Ripresa left, ripresa right, (drop hands),
13-16Both do 2 sempii (starting on left), 3 doppii, (drop hands),
17-18Volta del Gioioso (2 sempii to turn 360 degrees to left, ripresa right).
11-18Repeat. C: (8 bars in saltarello (6/8), played twice.)
19-26(twice) 16 Saltarelli (starting left), (drop hands). D: (8 bars in piva (6/8), played twice.)
29-30man doppio left to leave,
33-34woman doppio left to join man.
27-34Repeat on other foot, man still going first.
Repeat dance, with the woman doing everything first.
Disclaimer: a cheat sheet does not do justice to explaining how to properly do a 15th century Italian dance.