A French dance, identical to the ‘courante’, with which I trust you are familiar.  The lavolta is also a dance, ‘for two persons consisting a good deal in high and active bounds’.

Don’t attempt this at home without adult supervision.

‘Orlando, it is true, was none of those who tread lightly the corantoe and lavolta; he was clumsy and a little absent-minded.’

Source: Virginia Woolf, Orlando, ed. Rachel Bowlby, Oxford: World’s Classics, 1992, p. 35 and notes, p. 320

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