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Contredanse

 

an English folk dance that developed in the 17th and 18th centuries. It later became popular in other European countries as a ball dance and was replaced in the 19th century by the quadrille.

The contredanse originally had one figure and then five or six; it is written in 2/4 or 6/8 time. John Playford was the first to write arrangements of the contredanse in the dance collection English Dancing Master (1651). As a musical form, the contredanse was used by such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.

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Feuillet's changes The other modification of the Beauchamp-Feuillet system was a simplification and adaptation for notating contredanses and other group dances, introduced by Feuillet in his 1706 Recueil de contredances (illus.
Her Grade 1-winning dam Contredance is a full-sister to Nimble Feet (dam of Eltish) and very closely related to both Grade 2 winner Skimble (dam of Skimming, winner of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic nine days ago) and Flit (dam of 1,000 Guineas winner Wince).
Gr1 winners: Chief's Crown, Contredance, Stephan's Odyssey, Danzig Connection, Green Deser, Lotka, Polish Navy, Polonia, Qualify, Danehill, One of a Klein, Polish Precedent, Shaadi, Adjudicating, Dayjur, Dance Smartly, Polish Patriot, Versailles Treaty, Easy Now, Furiously, Hamas, Lure, Petit Loup, Pine Bluff, Dispute, Maroof, Strolling Along, Tribulation, Zieten, Anabaa, Langfuhr, Yamanin Paradise, Blue Duster, Elnadim, Military, Pas de Reponse, Yashmak, Agnes World, Golden Snake, Mujahid.
Mutakddim has a half-brother to Prix de Diane winner Lady In Silver (3166), Candy Stripes a half-brother to Prix Lupin winner Exactly Sharp (2314), Cox's Ridge a son of Grade 1 winner Contredance who is closely related to Eltish (33), and Diesis a colt who is bred on identical lines to Prix Saint-Alary winner Fitnah (1958).
Sire of 16 crops of racing age, including Gr1 winners: Chief's Crown, Contredance, Stephan's Odyssey, Danzig Connection, Green Desert, Lotka, Polish Navy, Polonia, Qualify, Danehill, One Of A Klein, Polish Precedent, Shaadi, Adjudicating, Dayjur, Dance Smartly, Polish Patriot, Versailles Treaty, Easy Now, Furiously, Hamas, Lure, Petit Loup, Pine Bluff, Dispute, Maroof, Strolling Along, Tribulation, Zieten, Anabaa, Langfuhr, Yamanin Paradise, Blue Duster, Elnadim, Military, Pas de R/ponse, Yashmak, Golden Snake, Mujahid.
Sister to Skimble (5 Graded wins) and Nimble Mind (3 wins, Gr3-placed); half-sister to Contredance (Gr1), Old Alliance (Listed, Gr2-placed) and Nimble Feet (winner, dam of Eltish and Forest Gazelle), all by Danzig, and to Shotiche (Gr3), by Northern Dancer.
Gr1: Chief's Crown, Contredance, Danzig Connection, Stephan's Odyssey, Green Desert, Lotka, Polish Navy, Polonia, Qualify, Danehill, One Of A Klein, Polish Precedent, Shaadi, Adjudicating, Dayjur, Dance Smartly, Polish Patriot, Versailles Treaty, Easy Now, Furiously, Hamas, Lure, Petit Loup, Pine Bluff, Dispute, Maroof, Strolling Along, Tribulation, Zieten, Anabaa, Langfuhr, Blue Duster, Elnadim, Military, Pas de Reponse, Yashmak, Mujahid.