Baroque Suite: Definition & Dances


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Which dance was not a part of the four standard dances found in the Baroque Suite?

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1. What was a gigue?

2. What might a Baroque suite begin with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dances in the Baroque suite were multi-faceted and popular entertainment forms during the period, and this quiz and worksheet pairing will gauge your comprehension of the dances and their components. Quiz questions will be focused on Baroque suite standard dances, musical components, and influences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The four standard dances of the Baroque suite
  • Geographic origins of Baroque suite dances
  • Parts of the dances
  • Determining Baroque suite dance tempo

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the related dances in the Baroque suite lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sarabande
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about courantes and gigues

Additional Learning

For more information about dances in the Baroque suite, review the corresponding lesson, Baroque Suite: Definition & Dances. The lesson will cover the following key topics:

  • Definition of a suite and the role they played in daily life
  • Characteristics and variations of dances included in the suite
  • Historically prevalent composers and examples of Baroque suite dances
  • Geographic origins and influences on the dances