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This is a collection of cheat-sheets for Renaissance dancing, as done in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).

If you know some dances that I don't have, or you have more source information, or if I have any errors, or if I am missing important variations in how things are danced, please let me know.

I plan on updating and expanding these cheat sheets over time. If you're looking at the electronic version, then you're seeing the latest version. If you're looking at a paper version, then I've probably made some changes. You can contact me about obtaining a new copy at:

Greg Lindahl
104 Berwick Circle
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
(804) 964-9273

At this instant, I'm charging $7 for a copy mailed within the USA, or $5 for a copy delivered in person (say, at Pennsic). This price will rise as the cheat sheets get bigger. You may also photocopy as many additional copies as you like, and give them away to your friends.

Portions of this document are copyright 1995, 1998 by Greg Lindahl. The copyrights of all contributions of other authors remain the property of those authors. This document may be reproduced, electronically or physically, for not-for-profit purposes. Please share.

What's New?

This is the 2nd edition of this document. The first was completed just after Pennsic XXV, in 1995. I rewrote most of the beginning materials, and added the following dances: Amoroso, Anello, Gelosia, Petit Reinse, Rostiboli Gioioso, Ballo del Fiori, Bransle Aridan, Washerwomen's Bransle, Return of Spring.

  • Motivation Why *another* set of cheat sheets?
  • Format The format of the cheat sheets
  • Steps A summary of the steps
  • Sources A short bibliography of the sources used here
  • Credits These cheat sheets have many contributors
  • Copyright A few notes about copyrights and these cheat sheets
  • Sheet Music Sources of inexpensive, freely-copyable music
  • The Cheat Sheets