|First Publication||1581 - Venice: Francesco Ziletti|
|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|Work Title||Il Ballarino|
|First Publication.||1581 - Venice: Francesco Ziletti|
|Dedication||Bianca Cappello de Medici|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Renaissance|
This is one of two large manuals written by Caroso. According to Grove Music, they are "of vital significance as sources of dance steps, types and music of the second half of the 16th century. Caroso's works include over 100 different dances by himself and others, as well as valuable rules for basic step vocabulary and etiquette. The ballettos, which form the major part of his repertory, clearly descend from the balli of 15th-century Italy . . ."