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Polonaise

Polonaise

The Polonaise (French: danse Polonaise, “Polish dance”) is originally a dance used by the Polish Royalty (Szlachta). It is a ceremonious dance in ¾ tact and took its form after 1700.

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote strongly stylized Polonaises, whereas Ludwig von Beethoven, Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin put the focus on the original cheerfulness and grace of the style. Today, the Polonaise is most often danced as “Entrée” at a ball. The “Fächerpolonaise” by Carl Michael Ziehrer is the most commonly used piece of music. For your gala or ball, we will organise the Polonaise to match the room size and number of guests.