Galop

Galop

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In dance, the galop, named after the fastest running gait of a horse (see gallop), a shortened version of the original term galoppade, is a lively country dance, introduced in the late 1820s to Parisian society by the Duchesse de Berry and popular in Vienna, Berlin and London. In the same closed position familiar in the waltz, the step combined a glissade with a chass on alternate feet, ordinarily in a fast 2/4 time. The galop was a forerunner of the polka, which was introduced in Prague ballrooms in the 1830s and made fashionable in Paris when Raab, a dancing teacher of Prague, danced the polka at the Od on Theatre, 1840. In Australian bush dance, the dance is often called galopede.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Stapress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136282275
  • 9786136282275