This is a 16th Century French dance style which moves mainly from side to side, and is performed by couples either in a line or a circle.
This is an athletic dance, characterized by leaps, jumps, hops, and other similar figures. The main feature that defines a galliard step is that the last two beats consist of a large jump, landing with one leg ahead of the other.
This is a slow, processional dance common in Europe in the 16th Century.
Hope you have enjoyed getting to know the dances of the Tudor period a little better. Anyone feel like dancing now?
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