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corrente

Dance; Historical dance

A triple metre dance(s) from the late Renaissance and the Baroque era. Courante literally means running, and in the later Renaissance the courante was danced with fast running and jumping steps, as ...

farandole

Dance; Historical dance

An open-chain community dance popular in the County of Nice, France. The farandole bears similarities to the gavotte, jig, and tarantella. The carmagnole of the French Revolution is a derivative.

estampida

Dance; Historical dance

The idealized dance character of all these pieces suggests that the estampie may have been a true dance but there are no surviving dance manuals describing the estampie as a dance. A derivation of ...

saltarello

Dance; Historical dance

It was a lively, merry dance first mentioned in Naples during the 13th century. The music survives, but no early instructions for the actual dance are known. It was played in a fast triple meter and ...

canarie

Dance; Historical dance

A fast dance from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. It was in 3/8 or 6/8 meter. The dance was named for the Canary Islands, the dance's place of origin.

canario

Dance; Historical dance

A fast dance from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. It was in 3/8 or 6/8 meter. The dance was named for the Canary Islands, the dance's place of origin.

bransle

Dance; Historical dance

A 16th-century French dance style which moves mainly from side to side, and is performed by couples in either a line or a circle.

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