noun, plural cou·rantes [koo-rahnts; French koo-rahnt] /kʊˈrɑnts; French kuˈrɑ̃t/.
Origin of courante
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It was originally a branle of Poitou, derived from the Courante.
That thought had been growing, and the gavotte, the courante, the pavane becoming rehearsals.The Confounding of Camelia
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Courante′, Courant′, an old dance with a kind of gliding step.
After the Pavane came the Courante, a court dance performed on tiptoe with slightly jumping steps and many bows and curtseys.
During this time also the ceremonial ball (with all its elaborate detail of courante, minuet and saraband) was cultivated.