Consolata
a bassadanza for four
Source: AW Smith (Siena), reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
Music: L'arte perfetta del danzare (DHDS) (a measure of intro)
Starting position: side by side
Section 1:
1&2 Four continentie, left, right, left, right
3&4 Two sempi, left and right, and a doppio, left
5&6 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right)
7 Two continentie, left and right
Section 2:
8 Start a hey to invert the line: the men turn to their partner, take right hands, and switch places with two sempi, left and right
9 Man one and woman two take left hand and switch with a doppio, left
10 The men take right hands, as do the women, and switch with a doppio, right
11 Man two and woman one take left hands and switch with a doppio, left; remain in a file/column, woman two leading
Section 3:
12&13 Two riprese, left and right
14-17 Four saltarelli tedesci, starting left
18&19 Two sempi, left and right, and a doppio, left
20&21 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right)
22 Two continentie, left and right
Section 4:
23-26 Reinvert the line the same way as before (same pattern, different people); end up side by side facing forward
Section 5:
27 Ripresa left
28 One doppio right backwards; mezavolta
29 Ripresa left; mezavolta
30 Ripresa right
31&32 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right)
33 Riverentia (for this music, stretch the riverentia)
Dance does not repeat