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Want to know where some of the dances in Strictly Come Dancing come from? Take a look at our guide to dance in classical music, featuring historical dances all the way up to today.
Like the waltz, the Strauss family were particularly partial to a polka. Perhaps the best-known example is Johann Strass II's Pizzicato Polka, a delicate and lightly comical little piece. The first performance of the piece in Russia went down so well that the crowd demanded nine encores.
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