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.


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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