Order of Instruction
Jouyssance vous Donneray
Branle de la Guerre (War)
2:00-2:45 Later Italian
Ballo del Fiore
La Caccia d’Amore
3:00-3:45 Basic English Country
Jenny Pluck Pears
4:00-4:45 Early English and Italian
Ly Beus Dystonys
Pavan [é] Couples processional
Pavan set forward starting on left (left-together, right-together, left-right-left-together), then on right, then on left. Pavan set back, starting on right.
Galliard [ð] Individuals or couples
Begin standing with left foot behind. Kick left-right-left-right, then jump and land with right foot behind left. Repeat on other side.
Branle Double [é] A circle of dancers
Double left. Double right. Double left. Single right, Kick left-right-left.
Branle de la Guerre (War) [I] A circle of dancers
A: Double left and right four times.
B: (Quickly) Double left and right, Single left and right. Double left, Single right and left, Double right. Single left, kick left-right-left, Jump.
Jouyssance vous Donneray [I] Couples processional
2 Singles, 1 Double, Reprise, Double, Reprise, Branle.
2 Singles, 3 Doubles, Reprise, Double, Reprise, Branle.
2 Singles, 1 Double, Reprise, Branle. Congé.
Branle, 1 Double, Reprise, Branle.
2 Singles, 3 Doubles, Reprise, Double, Reprise, Branle. Congé.
Queen’s alman [B] Couples processional
4 Doubles forward.
Double left. Double back right. Face partner, set left and right, turn left.
Double right. Double back left. Face partner, set right and left, turn right.
Lorayne alman [B] Couples processional
4 Doubles forward, hopping.
Double forward, back, forward (chow-chow-chow) and turn. That again.
Black Alman [ð] Couples processional
4 Doubles forward.
Double back away from partner, Double forward, then face left.
Double forward away from partner, Double forward returning to partner.
Men Set and turn, women Set and turn.
Take hands and trade places, 4 Slips up, trade back, 4 Slips down.
Double back away from partner, Double forward; face up.
Repeat dance with women doing Set and turn first.
Ly Beus Dystonys [I] Pairs processional
Trace: 4 Saltarelli forward.
A does 3 Singles forward, turns to face partner while B does 3 Singles back. Then Double toward partner, Double to trade places. Repeat reversed.
Double forward and back, turn in place with 2 Doubles.
La Caccia d’Amore [A] Longways for 3 couples
1. Opening figure: Riverenza, Continenze left and right, 4 so forward, turn left with 2 so. Riprese left and right. Trade with 2 so, turn with 2 so. Cast off and return with 4 so. Riverenza, Continenze left and right. Trade with 2 so, turn with 2 so. Riprese left and right. Turn with 2 so.
2. Hey, reel, and cast: Riverenza, Riprese left and right. Men first: Hey with 8 so. Then reel: join right hands for 2 so, then left for 2 so, progressing to next woman. When reel is complete, men cast back up to places with 4 so. Then women do the hey, reel, and cast.
3. Chase figure. 1st couple: continenze left and right. Riprese left and right. Cast to bottom of set with 4 so, lady runs away and gentleman retrieves with 8 so. Then 2nd, then 3rd couple do likewise.
4. Musical chairs. Riverenza. Riprese left and right. Trade with 1 so, Trade back with 1 so. Turn with 2 so. Cast off and return to place with 4 so. Take 4 so to form circle with women in middle. Then begin musical chairs.
Ballo del Fiore [I] Dancers scattered around room
Opening. Only dancers with flowers: Riverenza, 2 doubles circling to left.
Beginning of dance. Only dancers with flowers: 4 Doubles forward to find a new partner (up-up-flat-and).
Continenze left and right (left-and-down, right-and-down). Riverenza. Join hands. 2 Doubles. 16 scurrying steps. End facing partner.
Continenze left and right. Riverenza. J Figure (turn left with two doubles, then walk 2 doubles past partner. End facing partner).
Continenze left and right. Riverenza. Zigzag to partner with 4 Doubles.
Continenze left and right. Riverenza, kissing the flower, giving to partner.
Repeat from "beginning of dance", seeking out new partners.
Danse de Cleves [ð] Couples processional
Reverence, branle, singles, 3 doubles, singles on right, double back on right.
Flowers: Men singles, double back as women do 2 doubles turning in place. Repeat with genders reversed. Interlude: Singles, double, desmarche, branle. Hearts: Singles diagonally away from partner, double turning in toward partner to end facing down. Repeat to end facing up.
Singles, 3 doubles, singles on right, double back on right, branle, reverence.
Amoroso [I] Couples
12 Pive. Man: Step left, right. Piva left. Step right, left, right.
Woman: the same to catch up.
Man: Piva left, right, left. Step right.
Woman: the same to catch up.
Man: Step left, right. Piva left. Step right, left, right, pivot to face partner.
Man: Piva left, right, left. Step right. (to rejoin partner; turn to face up)
Woman: Leave, riverenza, and return as man did.
Repeat the dance, with women doing everything first.
Lauro [I] Couples processional
2 Singles, 2 Doubles, Riverenza, Riprese left and right.
2 Singles, 1 Double, Ripresa right. Continenze left and right. Take right hands, circle to left with 2 Singles and 1 Double; circle to right with same, Riprese left and right.
2 Singles, 3 Doubles, turn with 2 Singles, Ripresa right, Riverenza.
Petit Riense [ð] Triples
Begin with 16 piva.
1st dancer: 4 piva; then 2nd: 4 piva; then 3rd: 4 piva.
1st dancer: 1 double; then 2nd; then 3rd.
1st and 2nd reverence. 2nd and 3rd reverence. All reverence.
Double back, forward. Ripresa left and right; double, turning in place.
Jenny Pluck Pears [B] Circle of 3 couples
Verse 1. 2 doubles around to left, set and turn single; 2 doubles around to right, set and turn single.
Chorus 1. 1st man places partner in center, then 2nd, then 3rd; all reverence. Men circle for 16 counts around to left, then right; 1st man takes partner out, then 2nd, then 3rd; all reverence.
Verse 2. Siding, with set and turns.
Chorus 2. As before; women place partners in.
Verse 3. Arming, with set and turns.
Chorus 3. As before; men place partners in.
Halfe Hannikin [B] Longways for as many as will
Up a Double and back, that again. Side left, then right with partner. Turn partner left, then right, progressing one place (men move up, women down, with leftovers sitting out once, then rejoining on other side). Repeat all.
Stanes Morris [B] Longways for as many as will
Up a Double and back, that again. Men face up, women down; forward a Double and back. Face partner, Set and turn single, that again.
First man 2 Doubles to meet last woman, Side left with her. Take left hands, then right. Circle halfway left with Double, quick reverence, Circle back, quick reverence. Take her to top of set with 2 Doubles. Repeat all.
Rufty Tufty [B] Square of two couples
1. Meet a double and back, that again. Face partner, set and turn single twice. Face away from corner, take partner out and back, turn single. Face away from partner, take corner out and back, turn single.
2. As in 1, with siding instead of doubles.
3. As in 1, with arming instead of doubles.
Gathering Peascods [é] Circle of couples
1. 2 doubles to the left, turn single, 2 doubles to right, turn single.
Men circle left for 12 counts. Women the same. Men go in and clap, women go in and clap, men go in and don't clap, then turn back to place. Repeat clapping section, with women going first.
2. As in 1, with siding instead of doubles, and women circle first.
3. As in 1, with arming instead of doubles, and men circle first.