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Time. e.g., prima volta, and seconda volta stand for "first time" and "second time" in a repeated section.The volte. a dance, usually in fast triple time, featuring a series of leaps, when the woman is swept high into the air by her partner. Very popular in the 16th-century, in the royal courts of western Europe
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