Note: {#16bars} means the end of twice through 8 bars of music. Each part of the dance takes twice through 8 bars, or a multiple of twice through 8 bars, except the Fifth Part, which is only 8 bars. (see sheet music)

Begin the dance as
in the illustration, facing one another across the centre of a square.

Go around the square to the left with:

3 Seguiti ordinarii LRL [6 bars]Turn toward the centre of the square and continue dancing in place with:

4 Passi fermi in saltino*Each dancer then makes an individual circle to the right (clockwise) coming back to face the centre of the square with:^{1}RLRL [2 bars]

2 Seguiti spezzati RL [2 bars]

1 Seguito ordinario R [2 bars] { #16bars}

5 Seguiti ordinarii LRLRL [10 bars]Turn toward the centre of the square and continue dancing in place with:

4 Passi fermi in saltino RLRL [2 bars]Each dancer then makes an individual circle to the right (clockwise) coming back to face the centre of the square with:

2 Seguiti spezzati RL [2 bars]

1 Seguito ordinario R [2 bars] { #16bars}

Lady 1 Lady 2 Gentleman 1 Gentleman 2

The Gentlemen, only, move toward the centre of the square with:

2 Passi gravi LR
[2 bars]

1 Seguito ordinario
L [2 bars]

Then
they move back with:

1 Passo puntato
[2 bars]

Then
they do:

2 Continenzi brevi
LR [2 bars]

1
Represa R [1 bar]

1 Cadenza R
[1 bar]

Which brings them
close to their partner.

Then they do 4 Passi fermi in saltino [2 bars]

Each
Gentleman then makes an individual circle to the right (clockwise) coming
back to face the centre of the square with:

2 Seguiti spezzati
[2 bars]

1 Seguito ordinario
[2 bars] { #16bars}

Ending in these positions.

Then
the Ladies, only, move toward the centre of the square with:

2 Passi gravi LR
[2 bars]

1 Seguito ordinario
L [2 bars]

Then
they move back with:

1 Passo puntato
[2 bars]

Then
they do:

2 Continenzi brevi
LR [2 bars]

1
Represa R [1 bar]

1 Cadenza R
[1 bar]

This recreates the
square, rotated 45^{0}

Then they do 4 Passi
fermi in saltino [2 bars]

Each
Lady then makes an individual circle to the right (clockwise) coming back
to face the centre of the square with:

2 Seguiti spezzati
[2 bars]

1 Seguito ordinario
[2 bars] { #16bars}

**Section B**
- Letting go with a little bow they each cast out by the left shoulder
(anticlockwise) with 2 Seguiti ordinarii LR circling round to face one
another with another little bow. [4 bars]

**Section C1**
- Both do 2 Represe LR [4 bars]
**Section D**
- Starting with a little bow they each cast out by the left shoulder
(anticlockwise) with 2 Seguiti ordinarii LR circling round to place, the
Gentleman ending facing Lady 2. [4 bars]
{ #16 bars}

**Then while Lady
1 and Gentleman 2 look on, Lady 2 and Gentleman 1 do Sections A & B
[8 bars]. Then they do**:
**Section C2**
- 1 Seguito ordinario L forward (approaching one another) [2
bars]

1 Seguito ordinario R backward (away from one another) [2 bars]

Then they do Section D, ending with Lady 2 facing Gentleman 1. [4 bars] { #16 bars}

**Then while Lady
1 and Gentleman 1 look on, Lady 2 and Gentleman 2 do:**

Sections A, B, C1
and D ending with Gentleman 2 facing Lady 1.
{#16 bars}

**Then while Lady
2 and Gentleman 1 look on, Lady 1 and Gentleman 2 do:**

Sections A, B, C2
and D ending with Gentleman 2 facing Lady 2 and Lady 1 facing Gentleman
1. {#16 bars}

**Now Lady 1 with
Gentleman 1 and Lady 2 with Gentleman 2 at the same time do:**

Sections A, B, C1
and D ending facing their contraries.
{ #16 bars}

**Then Lady 1 with
Gentleman 2 and Lady 2 with Gentleman 1 at the same time do:**

Sections A, B, C2
and D ending facing the middle of the square.
{#16 bars}

Everyone
does:

2 Passi gravi LR
[2bars]

1 Seguito ordinario
L [2bars]

to their left.

Then
all turn toward the centre of the square and travel toward the centre with:

2 Passi gravi RL
[2bars]

1 Seguito ordinario
R [2bars]

which recreates
the original square { #8bars
only}

All four do the
same variation as in the Third Part at the same time:

All
move toward the centre of the square with:

2 Passi gravi LR
[2 bars]

1 Seguito ordinario
L [2 bars]

Then
they move back with:

1 Passo puntato
[2 bars]

Then
they do:

2 Continenzi brevi
LR [2 bars]

1
Represa R [1 ba][

1 Cadenza R
[1 bar]

(The square has
now rotated 45^{0}.)

Then all do 4 Passi
fermi in saltino [2 bars]

Each
dancer then makes an individual circle to the right (clockwise) coming
back to face the centre of the square with:

2 Seguiti spezzati
[2 bars]

1 Seguito ordinario
[2 bars]
{ #16bars}

All Riverenza.

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*1 A LEFT Passo
fermo in saltino - a little jump, landing in the same place with heels
off the ground, knees bent at little and the left foot further forward
than the right. Negri gives no description of Passi fermi in saltino, but
he does for Passetti fermati in saltino, which you would expect to be similar,
but smaller.

Florio, John Queen Anna's New World of Words or Dictionarie of the Italian and English tongues 1611. Facsimile.

Negri, Cesare Le
Gratie d'Amore / Nuove Inventioni Di Balli (1602/1604).

Facsimile
and Transcription