"The musicians strike up another galliard"
A 15th century Galliard dance
Public DomainA 15th century Galliard dance - Credit: wikimedia commons

The galliard was a form of music and dance popular all over Europe at this time. The galliard dance involves leaps, hops, and a large jump called a cadence on the last two beats, landing with one leg in front of the other (the posture).

A re-creation of the 16th century Galliard dance: