Gigue (Baroque Dance) - The gigue (French pronunciation: [ʒiɡ]) or giga (Italian: [ˈdʒiːɡa]) is a lively baroque dance originating from the British jig. It was imported into France in the mid-17th century and usually appears at the end of a suite. The gigue was probably never a court dance, but it was danced by nobility on social occasions and several court composers wrote gigues.
Habits des nymphes de la suite d'Orithie du balet du Triomphe de l'Amour. Costume by Jean Berain père: a young woman wearing a feathered turban and embroidered jacket and skirt, dancing on a stage, 1681. Lully introduced the participation of women as professional dancers in this ballet.: