ger·man 1 (jûrmn)
1. An intricate dance for many couples.
2. A party for dancing at which this dance is featured.
[Short for German cotillion.]
Dancing - The German, Or Cotillon
The success of a " German " (presuming that all who place themselves in the cotillon are familiar with the steps of the round dances, such as " glide," ...http://www.oldandsold.com/books/dance/dance-1...
Cotillon - MSN Encarta
Eine Variante des Cotillon entwickelte drei bis fünf komplizierte Figuren, die alle zu einer anderen Melodie getanzt wurden. Dieser Tanz wurde als Quadrille ...http://de.encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761575...
A "German cotillion", in contemporary accounts, was reintroduced to New York society at a costume ball with a Louis XV theme given by Mrs William Colford Schermerhorn in the early winter of 1854.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotillon#History
How to do a late nineteenth-century German cotillon dance
The Library of Congress video archives brings this late nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show ...http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-t...