[SCA-Dance] Fw: Help with some Itailian Dances

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Sat Apr 4 16:38:44 EDT 2009

On Sat, Apr 04, 2009 at 05:17:11AM +0000, Catriona Morganosa wrote:

> Eadric and I live in Artemisia and were wondering what sorts of
> steps or moves or music or whatever makes a dance distinctly
> Italian?

The Italian sources of the 15th and 16th centuries have a bunch of
steps in them which are relatively well-described. Some are unique
to Italy, others seem to exist in other places as well.

The galliard is an example of a dance which seems to have had similar
steps all over Europe.

-- Gregory

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