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DEFINE ALLEMANDE
German dance, moderately fast 4/4 with an 8th note upbeat
DEFINE COURANTE
Running dance, rapid tempo 3/4 or 6/4 with an upbeat of a quarter note or 3 8th notes
DEFINE SARABANDE
Slow 3/4 or 3/2 with 2nd beat accented or lengthened
DEFINE GIGUE
Rapid tempo 6/8 or12/8, two themes, 2nd is the inversion of the main theme
DEFINE GAVOTTE
Lively dance in 4/4 w/two strains, upbeat of two quarter notes
DEFINE MUSETTE
In 4/4 time, a Gavotte with a drone bass in imitation of bag pipes
DEFINE AIR
Song for on voice with instrumental accompaniment or several voices
DEFINE MINUET
Moderate dance in 3/4, 3-part song for & da capo
DEFINE MAZURKA
Lively Polish dance in 3/4 or 3/8 with emphasis on 2nd & 3rd beats
DEFINE WALTZ
German peasant dance "Ländler", in triple meter with one chord and one pulse to the bar
DEFINE PASSEPIED
Rapid dance in 3/4 with upbeat of one beat
DEFINE POLONAISE
Stately Polish dance in 3/4, important secondary stress on 2nd beat
DEFINE GALOP & POLKA
GALOP=Lively dance in 2/4
POLKA (also SCHOTTISHE)=Lively Bohemian or Polish dance in 2/4 with 1st 3 8th notes accented, the 4th unaccented
DEFINE RIGAUDON
Old southern French dance in duple meter
DEFINE TARANTELLA
Rapid Italian dance in 6/8