Allemande (allemanda, almain(e), or alman(d), French: “German (dance)”) is a renaissance and baroque dance, and one of the most popular instrumental dance styles in baroque music, with notable examples by Couperin, Purcell, Bach and Handel. It is often the first movement of a baroque suite of dances, paired with a subsequent courante, though it is sometimes preceded by an introduction or prelude.


Antistrophe: A. (Ancient Greek: ἀντιστροφή, “a turning back”) the portion of an ode sung by the chorus in its returning movement from west to east, in response to the strophe, which was sung from east to west. It has the nature of a reply and balances the effect of the strophe. B. was also a kind of ancient dance, wherein dancers stepped sometimes to the right, and sometimes to the left, still doubling their turns or conversions.


National dance, where the dancer dress as either knights or peasants. Also known as kuntradanza.


A. To be made to dance. B. To be involved in something (usually unwittingly).

Root: Ż-F-N



Can-Can: (or cancan as in the original French; ) is a high-energy, physically demanding dance that became a popular music hall dance in the 1840s, continuing in popularity in French cabaret to this day. Originally danced by both sexes, it is now traditionally associated with a chorus line of female dancers.The main features of the dance are the vigorous manipulation of skirts and petticoats, along with high kicks, splits, and cartwheels.


Choreography: the sequence of steps and movements in dance or figure skating, especially in a ballet or other staged dance.

Source: Italian

Plural: Koreografiji


cotillion: (also cotillon or French country dance) a social dance, popular in 18th-century Europe and America. Originally for four couples in square formation, it was a courtly version of an English country dance, the forerunner of the quadrille and, in the United States, the square dance.

Source: Italian

Plural: Kotiloni


1. Grupp ta’ żeffiena tal-Karnival. Dawn jippreparaw ruħhom bi kwantità kbira ta’ provi għal bosta xhur qabel il-Karnival. Imbagħad fil-jiem tal-Karnival kienu jmorru jisfnu kemm fl-ibliet tal-Cottonera kif ukoll il-Belt Valletta. F’Għawdex ukoll kien hemm bosta kumittivi. Skont Anton F. Attard dawn kienu il-kumittivi ta’ Sannat, tal-Għarb, dawk Ta’ Kerċem, ta’ San Lawrenz u tax-Xagħra. 2. Żifna tal-Karnival li tixbah il-Maltija. Il-kumittiva kellha seba’ tappiet, jew seba’ żifniet: il-Kollura, l-Ingliża, il-Franċiża, il-Mina, il-Kannizzata, is-Salib u l-Parata. Tal. comitiva: grupp, kumpanija

Ref: M Morana