Principessa
a bassadanza for two
Source: AW Smith (7 mms), reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
Music: To Celebrate a Prince (DHDS) (one measure intro)
Starting position: in a column
Section 1:
1 Two continentie, left and right
2-5 Two sempi, left and right, and three doppi, left, right, left
6 Riverentia
7 Each arcs to face the other way (and put the woman in the lead) with two sempi, right and left; mezavolta
8 Ripresa left
9&10 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right)
11 Riverentia
Section 2:
12 Reverse direction with a sempi, left, and pause
13-15 Three riprese portogallesi (diagonally), starting right
16&17 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right); mezavolta
18&19 Two riprese, left and right
20 Riverentia (the man should be in the lead again by now)
Section 3:
21-23 Three saltarelli tedesci, left, right, left
24 Each arcs to face the other way (and put the woman in the lead) with a ripresa right
25 Ripresa left
26&27 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right); mezavolta
28 Two continentie, left and right
29&30 Two saltarelli, left and right; mezavolta
31 Ripresa left
32 Each arcs to face the other way with a doppio, right
33 Two sempi, left and right; mezavolta
34&35 Two riprese, left and right
36 Riverentia
Dance does not repeat