

Translation provided by Rosa Saladino, of Canberra, ACT. 
BELLA GIOIOSA (beautiful
joyous) This dance must be danced in threes that is by two men and one woman or two women and one man: the dancers will join hands in a circle and will riverenza with a little jump as one does in a cascarda, with four trabuchetti to the left, and dropping the hands they will turn to the left and will do two seguiti sepzzati followed by two passi gravi forwards, and the cadenza starting everything with the left. In a circle then they will all do together four seguiti spezzati with two scambiate one to the left and the other to the right: then the leader of the dance will do a seguito spezzato turned to the left, and the candenza with the right, that is if it is one man and two women, the man will lead the dance but if it is one woman and two men she will lead the dance: thus at the end of the cadenza what the leader does must be answered by the person on the right hand side and they must do it with the left foot, with another seguito spezzato turned to the left and the cadenza as above: the third person will do the same thing as the others: the leader will take two passi presti forward, and the cadenza starting on the left with five seguiti battiti del canario starting them also on the left: and those who don't know how to do them will do instead four trabuchetti: then will follow two riprese, two trabuchetti to the left, a seguito spezzato turned to the left and the cadenza on the right: the person who is on the right hand side of him will do the same variation which he has done: and the third person will do the same thing. This done they will joust together in this fashion, that is each person will turn with their left side inwards doing four seguito spezzati, one forwards one back and two moving forward, starting on the left: and the leader will always pass in the middle, changing places: they will then do the same thing once more returning however to the same spot. Then in a circle altogether they will do two seguiti semidoppii to the left, two riprese, two trabuchetti, a seguito spezzato turned to the left and the candenza with the right foot into the circle. They will then do the same thing to the right in contrast. Together then they will at the meeting do two fioretti a pie pari, one on the left hand side and the other on the right hand side, with two passi presti backwards passing with two seguiti spezzati and changing places starting with the left: they will then do the same thing again returning to their own place. After this they will form a chain or braid with six seguiti spezzati and the leader will pass in the middle of the others turning to the left; then he will pass again to the right: and the same seguiti and turns will be done by the others: at the end of which chain each one will be back in their place, and take two passi presti forwards with the cadenza, starting everything with the left foot. They they will do four trabuchetti and four seguiti battuti di canario, two riprese, two trabuchetti, to the left, a seguito spezzato turned to the left the cadenza with the right finding themselves at the end in a triangle which is the end of the cascarda. 

