A French dance from the 17th century in brisk duple time starting with a pickup; a musical composition with the rhythm of this dance. Cadence A cadence usually consists of two chords that provide musical punctuation at the end of phrases or sentences.
a lively dance in duple meter and binary form. It was a popular dance in Lullyâ€™s operas and at the court of Louis XIV, and retained its homophonic texture and simple rhythms as an independent instrumental work in the baroque.
A rapid run, like a trill on the pointes of the toes, with the feet in fifth position. The feet move so quickly that the transfer of weight is almost imperceptible-the ballerina seems to skim across the stage.