We had a really good group tonight: lots of people, some new, some quite experienced. We're still working our way through the ball list for St Catherine's and CF, making sure it's all fresh.
We started with a quick run through some of the Old Measures, for everyone:
- The Earl of Essex Measure
- The Old Almain
- The Black Almain
Then split into two groups. I took the beginners and taught them a couple of simple but very popular 15th C Italian dances - Amoroso and Rostiboli Gioioso - while William and Caterine taught a much harder dance from the same sources - La figlia de Guglielmino - to Anna and Ludwig.
We managed to find time for some Lavolta practice for William, Ludwig, Caterine and I, before getting the whole group back together for a quick run through:
- Rostiboli (two couples and a set of three)
All in all - a good evening.