Politarchopolis Dance Classes

7:30 to 9:30 at the Really Well Heated Kambah Scout Hall, Springbett Street, Kambah (see the map a http://www.act.scouts.asn.au/ACTScouts/sites/KAMBAH/ComWeb.asp?page=28856 )

In the first hour we concentrate on easy to moderate dances and in the second on moderate to advanced.

Really easy dances are marked with an asterisk and the number on the right is the minimum number of dancers needed.

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Dances from this list vary from those only 1 or 2 different steps to about half-a-dozen.

Old Measures                                                                   16th C French (Arbeau & modern choreographies of Arbeau)
Allemande Lorraine*              2                                             Pavans*(including Knowne Worlde)     2
Black Allemande                    2                                             Cut Branles                                         4
Earl of Essex Measure*          2                                             Galliards (including Known Worlde)      1
Madame Sosilia Almayne        2                                             Jouyessance vous Donnerai (KW Basse Danse) 2
Quadran Pavan*                    2                                             Tordion                                                          2
Queen's Allemande                2                                             Scots Branles (and other regional bransles)        4
Tinternel                               2                                             Simple Branles*                      4
                                                                                                               Officers' Branle*                     8
Gresley Manuscript                                                          Mimed Branles                       4
Ly Bens Distonys*                2

English Country
Argeers                                4                                              15th C Italian
Chestnut                              6                                              Petit Vriens*                           3
Cuckholds all Awry              4                                              Amoroso                                 2
Dargason                             8                                              Anello                                     4
Gathering Peascods              6                                              Belfiore                                   3
Goddesses (*until the Heys) 6 or 8                                        Gelosia                                    6
Grimstock                           6                                              Gratiosa for 2                           2
Hearts Ease                         4                                              Gratiosa for 3                           3
Hit an Misse                        4                                              Leoncello for 3                         3
Jenny Pluck Pears               6                                               Presionera                               2
Merry Merry Milkmaids       8                                              Rostiboli gioioso                       3
Picking of Sticks                  6                                              Voltati in Ça Rosina                  3
Rufty Tufty                         4
Spanish Jeepsie (the real one, for 8)                                    16th C Italian
Upon a Summerís Day        6                                               Ballo del Fiore for 2                                         2
Whirligig                             6                                               Ill Conto Del Orco                                           2
                                                                                          Ill Piantone (the non-improvisational version)     2
Modern Inventions Attempting
a Period Style                                                                 Burgundian Basse Danse
Mannschaft Pavan                8                                            Alenchon                                                          2
Red and White Almain          2                                            Danse de Cleves                                                2
(The Politarchopolis Dance)                                                La Spagna                                                         2
Saltarello La Regina              2
Spanish Jeepsie for 4            2
 
 

Dances from this list may have more steps and/or be more complicated. Some are also longer.

16th C Italian                                                                 English Country

Allegrezza d'Amore    C         3                                        Newcastle                    8
Ballo del Fiore for 3                  3                                        Parsons' Farewell         4
Bizzaria d'Amore                     4                                         Saint Martins               4
Barriera                                   2
Bassa Sevella                           2                                     16th C French (Arbeau & modern choreographies of Arbeau)
Fedelta                               2, but better 6                    Galliarde/Tordion - More Complex Variations    1
Fiamma d'Amore       C         2                                       Gavotte (both Arbeau's improvisational one and Helga Hill's modern,
Il Canario (Canarios)                2                                        choreographed version)                                    1
Chiarra Stella          C           2                                                                     (but the dance is for a group holding hands in a ring)
Contentezza d'Amore              2
Forza d'Amore                       2
Gratia d'Amore                       2
Il Piantone (with vaiations)       2
La Castellana         C            2
Laura Suave                            2
Spagnoletta       C-like             2
Spagnoletta nuovo C-like         3
Lo Spagnoletto                       4
Il Torneo Amoroso (Negri's)    2
Villanella                                2
Il Villanico                              2

C is for Cascarde - a group of bouncy little dances with a close family resemblence.