Gallopade (LKT)

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“All the girlfriends and acquaintances came and we were happy and danced a lot... Soon thereafter the tempo grew faster and they danced the Galoppade in a line... in this dance there were two in the middle of the room...and all the others stopped [to watch].” [Brest-Litovsk, Poland, 1848]. Wengeroff 1913, I, p. 182