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 (bo͝o-rā′, bo͞o-)
a. An old French dance resembling the gavotte, usually in 3/4 or 2/2 time beginning with an upbeat.
b. The music for this dance.
2. A movement in ballet in which the dancer transfers body weight quickly from foot to foot, usually on the balls of the feet, in a series of small steps.

[French, from bourrer, to stuff, from bourre, hair, fluff, from Late Latin burra, a shaggy garment.]


1. (Dancing) a traditional French dance in fast duple time, resembling a gavotte
2. (Classical Music) a piece of music composed in the rhythm of this dance
[C18: from French bourrée a bundle of faggots (it was originally danced round a fire of faggots)]



n., pl. -rées.
1. an old French and Spanish dance.
2. the music for it.
[1700–10; < French: literally, bundle of brushwood]


A series of small even staccato steps; the pas de bourrée involves three transfers of weight from foot to foot and has over 20 different variations.
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Larkin High Visual and Performing Arts Academy Chamber Strings, with director Ruth Cavanaugh, performing "Suite in B minor IV; SarbandeV; Bouree I/Bouree II"
This is now re-released on CD in its entirety, plus bonus tracks Driving Song, Bouree and the aforementioned Living In The Past, all remastered in both stereo and mono.
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This jubilant bouree in the form of a rondo allows the mixed-gender ensemble to speak with a united voice--all of this, we might imagine, to the delight of the female members of the poet Ziegler's salon, not to mention the Sangerin playing the part of Liessgen.
Here is just a partial list of the 40 plus songs, suitably challenging and entertaining enough to be included in a recital or concert by a soloist, duo or self-directed small ensemble: La Bamba, Jesu Joy, Crazy Train, Turkey In The Straw, Sweet Home Alabama, Summer of '69, Bouree, I Walk The Line, Get Back, Minuet, Day Tripper, and Folsom Prison Blues.
Dance group La Bouree Arverne showed off their moves and rural costumes, while jazz group Swing de Luxe performed pieces comprising elements of Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and Emir Kusturica at Bahrain City Centre.
The compositions do not lack dance or quasi-dance parts such as a Menuet, Bouree or Capriccio.
The pieces range from Haydn's Minuet (from Minuet in G); to Handel's Bouree (from Water Music); to Schumann's The Poor Orphan (Armes Waisenkind); to Kullak's Cradle Song (Op.