During this time also the ceremonial ball (with all its elaborate detail of courante, minuet and saraband) was cultivated.
A French courante differed from the Italian, and certain dances were taken at different tempi in different countries.
The courante is one of the most important of the strictly modern dances.
After the Pavane came the courante, a court dance performed on tiptoe with slightly jumping steps and many bows and curtseys.
It was originally a branle of Poitou, derived from the courante.
That thought had been growing, and the gavotte, the courante, the pavane becoming rehearsals.
courante′, Courant′, an old dance with a kind of gliding step.