Minuets are in 3/4 time. The ladys use to call me the 60 Minuet man.
There were two major types
1) Minuet Oridinair - The Ball was opened with this dance. It had five basic figures and did not change
for over a century.
2) Minute Figuree - Correographed for special occasion.
The Polonaise or Grand March, was performed throughout the nineteenth century. Danced by lines of
couples as an opening to a ball the Grand March only required normal walking steps
The Quadrille requires four couples. It is the forefather of square dancing and couples line dancing.
It came to Europe around the time a bunch of upstarts in America started an insurection.
In London it was all the rage at wife swapping parties.
I was invited to one of those parties but I wouldn't go. The ladies there thought nothing of sleeping
with commoners and policemen.
In France 'the Quadrille Naturaliste' was preformed where local women would lift their skirts
and throw their legs in the air showing their undies.
Named for the fastest running gait of a horse, originally called galoppade, it is a lively country
dance. Some insist on calling it a Victorian dance but its much older than that. Europeans have been imitating horses for
thousands of years.