I thought Sir you wou'd have been more open-handed, I sell no coranto's at such rates.
Why dost thou not go to church in a galliard, and come home in a coranto?
The passamezzo, passy-measure or half-measure was a popular Elizabethan dance, like the coranto and lavolta.
Morley speaks of the Volte, and says it is characterised by 'rising and leaping,' and is of the same 'measure' as a coranto.
Then Charles, with ready grace, would begin the coranto, taking a single lady in this dance along the gallery.
She would dance a coranto, that the French Ambassador, hidden behind a curtain, might report her sprightliness to his master.
Even the Pope (I speak in all reverence) must play billiards or trip a coranto now and then!