allemandeany of several German dances apache dancea fast violent dance in French vaudeville, supposedly between a Parisian gangster and his girl ballroom dancea social dance, popular since the beginning of the 20th century, in conventional rhythms, such as the foxtrot and the quickstep barn dancea progressive round country dance beguinea dance of South American origin in bolero rhythm belly dancea sensuous and provocative dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by women, with undulating movements of the hips and abdomen black bottoma dance of the late 1920s that originated in America, involving a sinuous rotation of the hips body poppinga dance style involving muscular jerking of the upper body boglea rhythmic dance, originating in the early 1990s, performed to ragga music boleroa Spanish dance, often accompanied by the guitar and castanets, usually in triple time boogalooa type of dance performed to rock and roll music boogiebossa novaa dance similar to the samba, originating in Brazil bostona slow gliding dance, a variation of the waltz bourréea traditional French dance in fast duple time, resembling a gavotte branlean old French country dance performed in a linked circle brawla dance: the English version of the branle break dancean acrobatic dance style originating in the 1980s breakdowna Lively American dance buck and winga boisterous tap dance, derived from Black and Irish clog dances bumpbunny huga ballroom dance with syncopated rhythm, popular in America in the early 20th century butterflycachuchaa graceful Spanish solo dance in triple time cakewalka dance based on a march with intricate steps, originally performed by African-Americans with the prize of a cake for the best performers calypsoa dance done to the rhythm of this song cancana high-kicking dance performed by a female chorus, originating in the music halls of 19th-century Paris cariocaa Brazilian dance similar to the samba carmagnolea dance and song popular during the French Revolution carolan old English circular dance cha-cha-cha or cha-chaa Latin-American ballroom dance with small steps and swaying hip movements chaconnea dance in slow triple time probably originating in Spain charlestona fast rhythmic dance of the 1920s, characterized by kicking and by twisting of the legs from the knee down clog dancea dance in which clogs are worn to beat out the rhythm congaa Latin American dance of three steps and a kick to each bar, usually performed by a number of people in single file contredanse or contradancea courtly Continental version of the English country dance, similar to the quadrille Cossack dancecotilliona French formation dance of the 18th century country dancea type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets and perform a series of movements, esp facing one another in a line courantean old dance in quick triple time czardasa Hungarian national dance of alternating slow and fast sections Dashing White Sergeanta lively Scottish dance for sets of six people ecossaiselively dance in two-four time eightsome reela Scottish dance for eight people excuse-mea dance in which a person may take another's partner fan dancea dance in which large fans are manipulated in front of the body, partially revealing or suggesting nakedness fandangoan old Spanish courtship dance in triple time between a couple who dance closely and provocatively farandolea lively dance in six-eight or four-four time from Provence flamencoa type of dance music for vocal soloist and guitar, characterized by elaborate melody and sad mood folk danceany of various traditional rustic dances often originating from festivals or rituals formation danceany dance in which a number of couples form a certain arrangement, such as two facing lines or a circle, and perform a series of figures within or based on that arrangement foxtrota ballroom dance in quadruple time, combining short and long steps in various sequences galliarda spirited dance in triple time for two persons, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries galopa 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time gavottean old formal dance in quadruple time Gay Gordonsan energetic old-time dance germana dance consisting of complicated figures and changes of partners ghost dancea religious dance of certain North American Indians, connected with a political movement (from about 1888) that looked to reunion with the dead and a return to an idealized state of affairs before Europeans came giguea formal couple dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, derived from the jig gopaka spectacular high-leaping Russian peasant dance for men habaneraa slow Cuban dance in duple time haka(N.Z.)hay or heya former country dance in which the dancers wove in and out of a circle Highland flinga vigorous Scottish solo dance hoedowna boisterous square dance hokey cokeya Cockney song with a traditional dance routine to match the words horaa traditional Israeli or Romanian circle dance hornpipean old British solo dance to a hornpipe accompaniment, traditionally performed by sailors hula or hula-hulaa Hawaiian dance performed by a woman hustlea disco dance of the 1970s jigany of several old rustic kicking and leaping dances jitterbuga fast jerky American dance, usually to a jazz accompaniment, that was popular in the 1940s jivea style of lively and jerky dance performed to jazz and, later, to rock and roll, popular esp in the 1940s and 1950s jotaa Spanish dance with castanets in fast triple time, usually to a guitar and voice accompaniment jubaa lively African-American dance developed in the southern US kazachoka Russian folk dance in which the performer executes high kicks from a squatting position koloa Serbian folk dance in which a circle of people dance slowly around one or more dancers in the centre lambadaan erotic dance, originating in Brazil, performed by two people who hold each other closely and gyrate their hips in synchronized movements Lambeth walka line dance popular in the 1930s lancersa quadrille for eight or sixteen couples ländleran Austrian country dance in which couples spin and clap limboa Caribbean dance in which dancers pass, while leaning backwards, under a bar line dancea kind of partnerless dance in which the dancers stand side by side in a line or lines and perform, in unison, a series of set, often complex, steps to various kinds of popular music macarenamalagueñaa Spanish dance similar to the fandango mamboa modern Latin American dance, resembling the rumba, derived from the ritual dance of voodoo maxixea Brazilian dance in duple time, a precursor of the tango mazurkaa Polish national dance in triple time merenguea type of lively dance music originating in the Dominican Republic, which combines African and Spanish elements minueta stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries in triple time Morisco or Morescoa morris dance morris danceany of various old English folk dances usually performed by men (morris men) to the accompaniment of violin, concertina, etc. The dancers are adorned with bells and often represent characters from folk tales mosha type of dance, performed to loud rock music, in which people throw themselves about in a frantic and violent manner musettea dance, with a drone bass originally played by a musette nautchan intricate traditional Indian dance performed by professional dancing girls old-time dancea formal or formation dance, such as the lancers one-stepan early 20th-century ballroom dance with long quick steps, the precursor of the foxtrot palais glidea dance with high kicks and gliding steps in which performers link arms in a row paso doblea modern ballroom dance in fast duple time passacagliaan old Spanish dance in slow triple time Paul Jonesan old-time dance in which partners are exchanged pavanea slow and stately dance of the 16th and 17th centuries pogopoi dancea women's formation dance that involves singing and manipulating a poi polkaa 19th-century Bohemian dance with three steps and a hop, in fast duple time pole dancepolonaisea ceremonial marchlike dance in three-four time from Poland pyrrhica war dance of ancient Greece quadrillea square dance of five or more figures for four or more couples quickstepa modern ballroom dance in rapid quadruple time redowaa Bohemian folk dance similar to the waltz reelany of various lively Scottish dances, such as the eightsome reel and foursome reel, for a fixed number of couples who combine in square and circular formations rigadoon or rigaudonan old Provençal couple dance, light and graceful, in lively duple time ring-shouta West African circle dance that has influenced jazz, surviving in the Black churches of the southern US robot dancing or roboticsa dance of the 1980s characterized by jerky mechanical movements ronggenga Malay traditional dance rounda dance in which the dancers move in a circle round dancea dance in which the dancers form a circle roundelay or roundela slow medieval dance performed in a circle rumbaa rhythmic and syncopated Cuban dance in duple time salsaa type of Latin American big-band dance music saltarelloa traditional Italian dance, usually in compound duple time sambaa lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time sarabanda graceful, stately, slow Spanish dance in triple time, developed from an earlier lively dance sauntera leisurely old-time dance schottischea 19th-century German dance resembling a slow polka seguidillaa Spanish dance in a fast triple rhythm shakea dance, popular in the 1960s, in which the body is shaken convulsively in time to the beat shimmyan American ragtime dance with much shaking of the hips and shoulders shufflea dance or dance step with short dragging movements of the feet sicilianoan old dance in six-beat or twelve-beat time Sir Roger de Coverleyan English country dance performed to a traditional tune by two rows of dancers facing each other skanka fast dance to reggae music snake dancea ceremonial dance, performed by the priests of the American Hopi Indians, in which live snakes are held in the mouth snowballa dance started by one couple who separate and choose different partners. The process continues until all present are dancing square danceany of various formation dances, such as a quadrille, in which the couples form squares step dancea dance in which a display of steps is more important than gesture or posture, esp a solo dance stompa rhythmic stamping jazz dance strathspeya Scottish dance with gliding steps, slower than a reel strip the willowsword dancea dance in which the performers dance nimbly over swords on the ground or brandish them in the air tambourinan 18th-century Provençal folk dance tangoa Latin American dance in duple time, characterized by long gliding steps and sudden pauses tap dancea step dance in which the performer wears shoes equipped with taps that make a rhythmic sound on the stage as he dances tarantellaa peasant dance from S Italy toe dancea dance performed on tiptoe twisttwo-stepan old-time dance in duple time Tyroliennea lively peasant dance from the Tyrol Virginia reelan American country dance vogueinga dance style of the late 1980s, in which a fashion model's movements and postures are imitated in a highly stylized manner voltaa quick-moving Italian dance popular during the 16th and 17th centuries waltza ballroom dance in triple time in which couples spin around as they progress round the room war dancea ceremonial dance performed before going to battle or after victory, esp by certain North American Indian peoples Zapata ▷ See dance
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