Common practice music employs only a small handful of time signatures, but there is a multitude of different dances. The steps are different. But is there something other than meter and tempo that makes a piece of music more suitable for one dance and less suitable for the other?
For example, sarabande and minuet are both slow dances in 3/4 time. Is the music interchangeable? If not, then what makes them musically different?
I would be particularly interested in examples from baroque music and European folk music.