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Class 5, term 2

Another cold evening, so lots of energetic stuff to keep us warm.

Open class (8 dancers)

  • Petit Riens - follow-the-leader dance for three, from 15th century Italy
  • 15thC Italian technique workshop
  • Rostiboli Gioioso
  • Mixed Branles of Champagne - Cassandra, Pinagay, Charlotte, La Guerre, Aridan

We briefly covered the four misure of 15th century Italian dancing: piva, saltarello, quadernaria and bassadanza.

We practiced ombreggiare (slow rise, rapid fall, on each step) and ondeggiare (shoulder shading): first in place, one foot slightly in front of each other, then with singles and doubles / sempii and doppii. 

Finally, we practiced the remaining steps often used in bassadanza: riprese, continenze, mezavolta, voltatonda (both the volta del Gioioso and voltatonda using a doppio). We didn't practice riverentia, as we've done that quite a bit in other recent classes. 


Advanced class (6 dancers)

  • Parson's Farewell
  • Man's second mutanza from the Pavana Matthei galliard - our first attempt at this one
Avondale Lions Hall
Class date: 
June 2, 2016