Early Dance

Just a work in progress page. A list of all the dances that are currently in my brain.

Since starting lessons in Fall 2020, I've learned and worked on the following choreography:

Italy, 15th Century:

Amoroso: Guglielmo, 1475

Rostiboli Gioioso: Domenico, 1475

Lauro: Guglielmo

Italy, 16th Century:

Barriera: Caroso, 1600 (Galliard from Santucci, 1614)

So Ben Mi Chi Ha Buon Tempo: Negri, 1602

Passo e Mezo (Lady's part): Caroso, 1581

Spagnoletta Nuova al modo di Madriglia: Caroso, 1600

Celeste Giglio: Caroso, 1600

Le Bellezze D'Olimpia: Caroso, 1581

Chiara Stella: Caroso, 1581

Alta Somaglia: Negri, 1602

Leggiadra Marina: Negri, 1602

1650-1750 Baroque:

Forlana: Pecour, (Pemberton) 1711

La Savoye: Pecour, 1700

Sarabande Pour Une Femme: Pecour, 1704

The Diana: P. Siris, 1725

Couplet de Dance sur un Air à trois temps: 1704

La Gaillarde: Balon

The following were learned through various YouTube channels (see Resources below):

France, 15th Century:

Danse de Cleves (Basse Danse): Brussels Manuscript, 1495-97

France, 16th Century:

Branle des Lavandieres (Washerwoman's Branle): Arbeau, 1589

Branle des Sabots (Clog Branle): Arbeau, 1589

Branle Charlotte: Arbeau, 1589

Branle de l'Official: Arbeau, 1589

Branle des Chevaulx (Horse's Branle): Arbeau, 1589


Ly Bens Distonys: The Gresley Manuscript, 1500

Queen's Almaine: Inns of Court (The Old Measures), 1580-90

Ould Almaine: Inns of Court (The Old Measures), 1580-90

Quadran Pavan: Inns of Court (The Old Measures), 1580-90

Graies Inne Maske: Playford (English Country Dance), 1651

References: (My two books!)

Caroso, Fabritio. Courtly Dance of the Renaissance: A New Translation and Edition of the Nobilta di Dame (1600). New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1995.

Nevile, Jennifer. Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250-1750. Bloomington: Indiana University Press., 2008.


Seattle Early Dance

Katherine's Renaissance Dance Pages

Historical Dance Society's teaching and performance videos

Lorenzo Pettrucci's Beginner Book