German dance

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A German dance is a dance of German origin. German dance is an example of the exchange and the relationship among the Courtly Dance, the social dance, and the folk dance.

Origins[edit]

It has its origins in the Allemande (French for "German"). This was a dance popular from the 16th to the 18th centuries, consisting of a calm part in 4/4 time followed by a quick part in triple time.

Many German dances originated in Austria and spread through Germany, parts of Bohemia and Switzerland and the German-speaking sections of the Czech Republic.

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