"See, not so difficult is it?"
♔ “Dancing was a popular pastime at court, if only because it afforded one of the few opportunities for men and women to enjoy physical contact in a social setting. Dancing was an essential accomplishment for both men and women of gentle birth, and the dances favoured at the court were many and varied; they included the basse, pavance, passamezzo, saltarello and galliard. Sixteenth-century dance had room for improvisation, though many were energetic, with much running and leaping, and in some, the dancers sang. All court dances began and ended formally with a reverence, with all the dancers bowing or curtseying to the King and Queen. Henry VIII was an expert and enthusiastic dancer, acquitting himself divinely on the dance floor, and his wives all enjoyed dancing with their ladies in the privacy of their chambers.”