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Cotillon

French dancing masters in the early 18th century created a dance for two couples called the cotillon. This morphed into the cotillion and later became the quadrille. The opening minutes of this presentation by Pierre Chartrand's Danse Cadence troupe illustrates that four-person dance.

3 Contredanses françaises

These three dances date to the late 18th century. They are reconstructed from the Manuscrit de Trois-Rivières, the earliest dance manuscript in Canada; click here for more information about the manuscript and the reconstruction.Also see the Trois-Rivières commentary document in this collection, which gives an English translation and…