Diamante
a bassadanza for three
Source: AW Smith (3 mms), reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
Music: Una Festivita Della Danza (DHDS) (almost a full measure of intro)
Starting position: side by side, holding hands
Section 1:
1 Two continentie, left and right
2&3 Two sempi, left and right, and a doppio, left
4 Ripresa, right - the middle does this turning to end up facing opposite from the ends
Section 2:
5 One doppio, left, away from each other.
7&8 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right)
9 Two continentie, left and right
10&11 Two saltarelli, left and right; mezavolta to face
12 Ripresa (left)
Section 3:
13 Approach with one doppio, right
14 Two continentie, left and right
15-18 Approach and pass with two sempi and three doppi, starting left; mezavolta
19 Ripresa, left
Section 4:
20&21 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right)
22 Two continentie, left and right
23&24 Approach to just pass with two doppi, left and right
25 The ends draw back even with the middle with two passittini ("baby steps" - small sempi); mezavolta to face with the middle
26&27 Join hands, two riprese, left and right
28 Two continentie, left and right
Dance repeats.