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A reverance is a renaissance way of showing respect to a dance partner/s and is commonly used before and after dancing. However, sometimes it is regarded as part of the dance itself.

It is a mixture of what we now think of as bowing and curtseying. There are a few variations, but a key component is that both knees must be bent and there is no requirement that the upper body bends forward. The position and movements of feet seem to differ.