A Gavotte is a medium-tempo dance that begins on beat three. Students should strive for four-measure phrases (with a breath between beats two and three) and light articulation. Each section gets a chance to play the melody, and there is also a focus on playing contrasting dynamics. Working on this piece may give you an opportunity to point out and listen to the many fine examples of Gavottes by composers from Bach (e.g., French Suite no. V) to Prokofiev (Classical Symphony, mvt. II).