a lively high kicking dance that came into vogue about 1830 in Paris and after 1844 was used as an exhibition dance.
Historical Examples

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
The Pomp of the Lavilettes, Complete Gilbert Parker
Marse Henry (Vol. 2) Henry Watterson
San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams Charles Paul de Kock
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 90, June, 1875 Various
Paris and the Social Revolution Alvan Francis Sanborn
The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX) Charles Paul de Kock
Atlantida Pierre Benoit
Danger! A True History of a Great City’s Wiles and Temptations William Howe
San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams Charles Paul de Kock

a high-kicking dance performed by a female chorus, originating in the music halls of 19th-century Paris


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