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Historical dance

branle

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.

low dance

Dance; Historical dance

The most popular court dance in the 15th and early 16th centuries, especially at the Burgundian court, often in a combination of 6/4 and 3/2 time allowing for use of hemiola.

hemiola

Dance; Historical dance

A metrical pattern in which two bars in simple triple time (3/2 or 3/4 for example) are articulated as if they were three bars in simple duple time (2/2 or 2/4).

basse danse

Dance; Historical dance

The most popular court dance in the 15th and early 16th centuries, especially at the Burgundian court, often in a combination of 6/4 and 3/2 time allowing for use of hemiola.

almain

Dance; Historical dance

One of the most popular instrumental dance forms in Baroque music, and a standard element of a suite. Originally, the allemande formed the first movement of the suite, before the courante, but, ...

allemande

Dance; Historical dance

One of the most popular instrumental dance forms in Baroque music, and a standard element of a suite. Originally, the allemande formed the first movement of the suite, before the courante, but, ...

carole

Dance; Historical dance

A medieval European dance in a ring, chain, or linked circle, performed to the singing of the dancers. An indefinite number of persons participated, linking arms and following the step of the leader. ...

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