The Pavlova Gavotte came from France around 1913. The dance was introduced by ballet star Anna Pavlova (1881-1931 born Anna Matveyevna Pavlovna Pavlova in St. Petersburg) which she performed to Paul Linckes "Glow Worm" song previously used in Lew Field's "Girl Behind the Counter." This dance, was not her most famous piece but did become one of the more popular features in her tours.
Pavlova tried to create a series of Ballroom dances that could be mastered by anyone in a very short period of time called
the New Pavlova Social Dances. In 1915 Pavlova introduced what was called the "New Pavlova Gavotte" which was danced by Ivan Clustine who was a Premiere danseur at the Imperial Opera House in Moscow and Pavlova.