A good evening: mostly revision of dances that one or more of us would like to know better.
Present: Caterina Nuova, Caterine de Vantier, Anna de Wilde, Christine Bess Duvaunt, William de Cameron, Katherina Weyssin
- Ly Bens Distonys
- Rostiboli Gioioso
- Branles Cassandra, Pinagay and Charlotte
We also revised the basic 15th century Italian step-vocabulary, and spent a while practising sempii and doppii in bassadanza misura. The drill we use is "4 sempii, 3 doppii; repeat" to the first part of the music for Rostiboli Gioioso, walking in a circle to each person dances alone, but we can all see each other. This allows each dancer to focus on just the steps or on ornamentation, as suits them.