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Dances

(National Dances):

Bohemian: the redoʹwa.


English: the hornpipe and lancers.


French: the contredanse (country dance), cotillon, and quadrille.


German: the gallopade and waltz.


Irish: the jig.


Neapolitan: the taranʹtella.


Polish: the mazurka and krakovieck.


Russian: the cossac.


Scotch: the reel.


Spanish: the boleʹro and fandango.

⁂ When Handel was asked to point out the peculiar taste of the different nations of Europe in dancing, he ascribed the minuet to the French, the sarʹaband to the Spaniard, the arietta to the Italian, and the hornpipe and the morris-dance to the English.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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