The Allemande in country dances from Denmark and elsewhere

The topic of the class is to show how the elements of the allemande couple dance were incorporated in country dances. There are many fine and entertaining examples in the collection of dances from the Danish court in the late 18th century: all longways dances, and for variation in addition some German cotillions also with allemande elements, dances from the court at Dresden by Bigatti from the manuscripts now in Krakow, etc.

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Jørgen Schou-Pedersen (b. 1952) studied the Science of Music at the University of Copenhagen. He has studied the history of dance with many of the leading... read more


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