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Pavlova doing her Gavotte
Pavlova Gavotte

        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.

Birth Place

Creation Date


Dance Type

France 1913 Ivan Clustine & Pavlova Gavotte/ Ballet

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

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Music Titles

n/a Glow Worm
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Gavotte Pavlova (Paul Lincke)
  Gavotte Pavlova
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Glow Worm (Paul Lincke) 1902
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Glow Worm (Victor Salon Orchestra) 1908
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Glow Worm Cha Cha Cha (Jackie Davis)
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Pavlova Gavotte (Sydney Thompson)

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n/a Boston Theatre (1915) France
      Grand Theatre (1915) USA
      Shubert Muriat Theatre (1915)      

Films / Movies


Ballets / Stage

n/a 1957 - Nat King Cole Show (Mis Bros. Glow Worm) Chopiniana (Divertissement)
            Girl Behind the Counter (1913)
            Russian Ballet (1914)



Other Related Dances of the time...

Bunny Hug Fricassee Impromptu Tango
Castle Walk Gaby Glide Lambeth Walk Texas Tommy
Collegiate Foxtrot Gavotte Lame Duck Turkey Trot
Czarina Waltz Gavotte Renaissance Maxixe Two-Step
Dewey Dip Grizzly Bear Pavlowana Waltz 
Fox-Trot   Rondino  

Dancers, Choreographers etc.


Anna Pavlova Maurice Mouvet n/a
Ivan Clustine The Castles  
Valrene Tweedie & Bernard Bloch (Blochovitch) 1937    

Books, Magazine Articles on the dance...

Title Author Date Published Publisher
Dance Encyclopedia Chujoy, Anthony 1949 A.S. Barnes

Composers / Musicians


Poets / Writers

Paul Linckes (1866-1946) 1900 - Malvina Hoffman (sculptor) n/a
Victor Military Band 1922 - Troy Kinney (Artist)  
Chet Atkins          

Misc. Research Words that may be related ... to help your searches

Pawlowa n/a n/a -
Glühwürmchen Idyll        
March 26, 2013