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Had a chance to practice your trotto lately? There may be room to do it and a saltarello, too (discreetly in the aisles, of course), when the New York Ensemble for Early Music performs Istanpitta, a program of medieval dance music from France, Italy, and England. This stuff was the progressive house music of its daywritten to be performed at meals for the nobility, with plenty of room for improvisation. Featured are most of the surviving instrumental dance works written before 1430; with soloist frame drummer Glen Velez, who works with instruments as varied as the Egyptian riqq and the Irish bodhran. At 8 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $26-30. (202) 994-6800. (Trey Graham)