Dancetime: 500 Years of Social Dancing Four centuries of Western social dance history. Authentic recreations of the dances teach the viewer about socializing and romance in past times. Explore the revelry of the Renaissance, the elegance of the Baroque style, and the charm of Regency Country Dances. Watch as the Regency era’s scandalous Waltz grew into the exuberant, swirling dances of the Romantic era, and were later refined into codified and precise Victorian couple dances.