It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Here are a few very useful tips for decorum at a dance. It's true that passing gas, a dribbling mouth and rabies have never been too charming - in 1530 or in the present day. Call us old-fashioned.
Please take note before you ask the lady to check her dance card:
"Furthermore never fart when you are dancing; grit your teeth and compel your arse to hold back the fart... Do not have a dripping nose and do not dribble at the mouth. No woman desires a man with rabies.