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Galliard

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Information: A dance.

"The age of the galliard," 1581-1602.

Galliard is a form of Renaissance dance and music popular all over Europe in the 16th century. It is a lively dance in triple time that includes complicated turns and steps.

"Galliard is also not just a dance by a single couple, it could be a solo male or female, a fixed set of couples, or a changing set (including one with an exponential progression). Admittedly the single couple form was the most common.
Regards,
Iver Cooper"

Translation: Lively

Pronunciation: GAEL-jerd

Region: Europe


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