Lantse

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Lantse

 

a Russian quadrille-type folk dance. It first appeared at the end of the 19th century. The dance is in 2/4 time and consists of five figures, each having its own melody. Different regions have their own variants and names for the dance (lanse, lanchik, landzi, lanseia).

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