Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
French folk dance with many varieties, characteristically danced with quick, skipping steps. The dancers occasionally wear wooden clogs to emphasize the sounds made by their feet. Notably associated with Auvergne, bourrees are also danced elsewhere in France and in Vizcaya, Spain. Michael Praetorius mentions the bourree in his musical compendium Syntagma musicum in 1615.