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1. a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time
2. a piece of music composed for this dance
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a 19th-century ballroom dance executed with a swift, galloping movement. The musical meter is 2/4. The galop apparently originated in Germany and spread throughout Europe in the early 19th century. It was used in operas, operettas, and ballets. Well-known galops include those by E. Waldteufel, J. Lanner, and J. Strauss the Younger. Schubert, Liszt, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky created serious artistic examples of the galop.

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Dettori met with France Galop's medical committee on Tuesday to discuss a "private matter," the resolution of which means the rider can now return to the saddle.
"This follows confirmation from France Galop that he has successfully fulfilled all of their criteria to be fit to ride.
"BHA is seeking further clari-fication from France Galop but is unable to make any additional comment at this time."
He said: "We have had a very sympathetic hearing and out of respect to France Galop, we will not be making any comment until such time as France Galop make their announcement, which we understand will be some time today."
A lengthy ban from France Galop could potentially rule Dettori out of prestigious races including the Derby, the Oaks, the 1000 Guineas and the 2000 Guineas.
"As a consequence of a positive test at Longchamp on September 16, 2012, he will be the subject of an inquiry by the Medical Committee of France Galop next week," the Daily Express quoted Dettori's solicitor, Christopher Stewart-Moore as saying in a statement.
To open the session, Renee Bradley Camus and Alex Bradley demonstrated fundamental dance steps such as the walk, run, hop, leap, jump, shuffle, skip, slide, and galop. Raoul Camus then spoke about the various social conventions in 19th-century American ballrooms as well as the proper tempos for each standard dance.
Kieren Fallon is to appeal after being banned from racing for 18 months by France Galop after testing positive for a banned substance following a race at Deauville in August 2007.
Fallon - recently acquitted along with five others of conspiracy to defraud by a jury at the Old Bailey - has previously served a six-month suspension imposed by France Galop for testing positive for a metabolite of a prohibited substance in June 2006.
Although previously known to exist, two minor items by Liszt have become much more accessible through the publication in 1985 of a volume in the complete edition of his works.(1) The two items are the Galop de bal (S.220) and a simplified version of the famous Grand galop chromatique.
Myard met with government officials in Paris yesterday to argue for intervention against France Galop's plan.
THE British Horseracing Authority is poised to issue Frankie Dettori's riding licence once the rider has been given clearance to return to the saddle by France Galop.