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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.
One of the most popular dances of the French renaissance, the Gavotte is characterised by its distinctive rhythmic pattern. Handel and Bach in particular were fond of the quirky rhythm, and frequently incorporated a Gavotte into their works. If you're ever called upon to perform one, the steps mostly go from side-to-side and participants stand in a line or a circle.
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