List of dances


List of dances

This is the main list of dances. It is a non-categorized, index list of specific dances. There may also be listed dances which could either be considered a specific dance or a family of related dances, depending on your perspective. For example ballet, ballroom dance and folk dance can be considered a single dance style or a family of related dances. The purpose of the page is to have as complete an index as possible.

;Specific dances are listed below in alphabetical order, and only should be listed one time. Variants of a specific dance should be listed as indented items, and not as separate items. For example Waltz has several variants. This makes the list easier to read, and avoids redundant links.

See following for categorized lists:
* List of dance style categories
* List of folk dances sorted by origin
* List of novelty/fad dances

Dances listed on these specialized (categorized) lists should also be included in this general index.

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A

* Aar Oyun (Gagauz)
* Acro, dance with acrobatic elements
* Allemande (historical, court, baroque)
* American Tribal Style Belly Dance
* An dro or "En dro" (Brittany, in-round traditional dance)
* Antikrystos (Greece), face-to-face traditional dance
* Arkan (Ukrainian, Hutsul)
* Ara (Kurdish folk dance)
* Ardha (Arab tribal war dance)
* Avant-deux or "Avant-deux de travers", (Brittany, traditional dance)

B

* Babakaram (a Persian dance style)
* Bachata (Latin Club, Folk)
* Bagiye (Assyria)
* Balboa (Swing)
* Ballet, category, also known as classical dance
* Ballos(Burçak tarlası oyunu)(Greece),(Turkey)
* Ballroom dance, category
* Ballu tundu (Sardinia)
* Bandari (South of Iran)
* Barn dance, category
* Baroque dance, category
* Barynya (Russian, folk)
* Basse danse (also Basse-dance, Bassadanse, Bassadanze. French and Italian Renaissance dances)
* Basque dance
* BBoying (Breakdance)
* Belly dance
* Beguine, dance of Caribbean origin
* Bereznianka (Ukrainian, Carpathian Ruthenia)
* Bergamask (Bergomask) folk dance, from Bergamo, Italy
* Bhangra (Indian, panjabi folk)
* Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance)
* Big Apple (Line dance)
* Bihu dance
* Black Bottom (see Lindy Hop)
* Blues (Club dance, Swing)
* Bolero (American Ballroom, Cuban, European)
* Bomba (African, Caribbean)
* Bon Odori (Japanese)
* Boogaloo
* Boogie-woogie (Swing)
* Bop, see Bop music, also ABA at List of dance organizations
* Bossa nova (Brazilian, see Bossa nova music)
* Borrowdale (Zimbabweean, see Museve music)
* Boston
* Bourrée (historical)
* Branle (Bransle) (historical)
* Breakaway (see Lindy Hop)
* Bump and grind
* Bugg
* Bunny Hop
* Butoh (Japanese)
* Butterfly (Urban, USA/Caribbean)
* Buyo (Japanese)

C

*Cajun dance, (Louisiana, USA Regional, Cajun)
**Cajbillun Jig or Cajun One Step
**Cajun Jitterbug and Two Step
**Cajun Waltz
**Zydecko
* Cakewalk
* Canaries dance (historical, Renaissance, court)
* Can-can (Cancan, can can)
* Capoeira (dance and martial art, Brazilian)
* Carinosa (dance of love) Philippines
* Carioca
* Carol (Medieval)
* Castle Walk
* Căluş (Romanian ritual dance)
* Céilidh (Ireland, Scotland and Northern England)
* Ceroc (Modern Jive, Club)
* Chacarera (Argentina)
* Chaconne
* Cha cha cha or Cha cha (Latin Ballroom Social)
* Chamame (Chamamé, Argentina)
* Charleston
* Chumak (Ukrainian)
* Chasapiko (Greece)
* Cheerleading
* Chicken Dance
* Chodzony (Poland)
* Chula (Southern Brasil)
* Cinquepace, Cinque-pace
* Circle dance
* Clogging
* Clowning
* Cocek
* Collegiate shag
* Competitive dance
* Conga
* Contact improvisation
* Contemporary dance
* Contra dance
* Cordax Greek / Roman erotic dance
* Cotillion (dance)
* Country/western dance
* Country dancing
* Country/Western Two-step
* Country Swing or Western Swing
* Courante (historical)
* Crank dat Follie
* Court dance
* Cross Step Waltz
* Crumping (also known as Krumping)
* Cueca (Chile)
* Cumbia (Colombia, Club)
*Cupid Shuffle
* Csárdás (Folk, Hungarian; also variants in Slovak dances, Rusyn dances, (Ukrainian dances, Lemko dances))

D

* Dances of Universal Peace
* Dabke (Levatine)
* Dérobée (aka "dérobée de Guingamp", Brittany, traditional dance)
* Dilan (a Kurdish dance, Iran , Turkey , Iraq)
* Disco
* Doublebugg
* Dragon dance
* Drobushki (Russia)
* Dubotanets (Ukrainian)
* Dutty Wine - a West Indian, Dancehall-inspired dance

E

*East Coast Swing
*Eisa
*Electric Slide
*English Country Dance
*Ethnic dance

F

* Fad dance
* Fandango
* Farandole (Provencal)
* Farruca
* Flamenco (Spanish/gypsy)
* Folk dance
* Formation dance
* Forró (dance from northeast of Brazil)
* Foxtrot (Ballroom Social)
* The Freddy
* Frug
* Freak dancing
* Fysouni (Greece)
* Funk Brazil

G

* Gaida (Greece)
* Galliard
* Galop
* Garba (India)
* Gankino (Bulgaria)
* Gavotte (Brittany), Gavot (historical)
* Get Lite (NYC)
* Gigue
* Grinding (dance)
* Grizzly Bear
* Guapacha (dance)
* Gumboot dance (Africa)

H

* Habanera
* Haka (Māori)
* Hakken (Dutch)
* Halay (Turkish, Folk)
* Hanter-dro (Brittany, traditional dance)
* Hambo (Scandinavian, Folk)
* Hardcore Dancing(Urban American Hardcore)
* Hasapiko (Greece)
* Haytarma (Crimean Tatars)
* Headbanging
* Highland dancing
* Hip hop dance
* Historical dance
* Hitch hike
* Hokey Pokey, also known as Hokey-cokey, Okey-cokey
* Hootchy-Kootchy
* Holubka (Ukrainian, Hutsul, Bukovina, Carpathian Ruthenia)
* Hopak (Ukrainian)
* Hopak-Kolom (Ukrainian)
* Hora (many named versions; folk, Israeli, Romanian, Ukrainian)
* Horan (Crimean Tatars)
* Horon (Turkish, Folk)
* Hornpipe (Ireland)
* Hula
* Hully Gully
* Hustle and its variant, New York Hustle (Club)
** Latin Hustle
* Humppa (see Music of Finland)
* Hutsulka (Ukrainian, Hutsuls)
* Hajebi dancing
* Hajebi Abbas Dancing

I

* Ice dancing
* Ikariotikos (Greece)
* Improv Tribal Style Belly Dance
* Intercessory dance
* International folk dance
* Interpretive dance
* Irish dance
* Israeli folk dancing
* Itik-itik(Philippines)

J

* Japanese traditional dance (Japanese)
* Jarabe tapatío
* Jazz dance
* Jazzjive (Modern Jive, Club)
* Jenkka (see Music of Finland)
* Jig Ireland
* Jig (Scottish country)
* Jitterbug (Swing)
** Cajun Jitterbug
* Jitterbug Stroll (Line dance, Swing)
* Jive (Ballroom, International Latin)
* Joged (Indonesian)
* Jota (Spanish dance)
* Jove Malaj Mome (Bulgarian folk dance)
* Jumpstyle (Techno based dance)

K

* Kalymnikos (Greece)
* Kamarinskaya (Russia)
* Kandyan Dances (Sri Lanka)
* Karagouna (Greece)
* Karsilama (Antikrystos, Marinella) (Greece, Gypsy)
* Karşılama (Serbia, Iran,Turkey)
* Kastrinos (Greece)
* Kasap havası (Serbia, Iran,Turkey)
* Kathak (India)
* Kathakali (India, incorporates dance)
* Kara Gozlu Hasanim(Turkey)
* Kaytarma (Crimean Tatars)
* Kazachok (Russia)
* Kerkyraikos (Greece)
* Khasapiko (Greece)
* Kizomba (Angola)
* Kolo (Slavic)
* Khorovod (Russia)
* Kleistos (Greece)
* Koftos (Greece)
* Kolomyjka (Ukrainian)
* Kongonya (Zimbabwe)
* Kopanitsa (Bulgaria)
* Kotsari(Lang-hy|Քոչարի; _tr. Koçari; _gr. Κότσαρι; _ka. ქოჩარი; Laz: Koçari; _az. Köçəri)
* Kozachok (Ukrainian)
* Krakowiak (Poland)
* Krochen (Austria)
* Krumping (Western U.S.)
* Kuchipudi (India)
* Kurdish dance (Iran and Iraq)
* Kujawiak (Poland)

L

*La Jota
*Lambada
*Lambeth Walk
*Lancer (Quadrille)
*Landler (Quadrille)
*Lap dance
*Laridé or ridée (traditional dance of south Brittany)
*Latin dance
*Lavolta
*Ländler (Austria)
*Lerikos (Greece)
*LeRoc (Modern Jive, Ceroc)
*Letkajenkka (also known as Letkajenka, Letkiss, Letka-Enka)
*Leventikos (Greece)
*Limbo (dancers pass under horizontal pole)
*Lindy Chorus (Line dance)
*Lindy Hop (Swing)
*Line dance
*Lion dance
*Long Sword
*Loure (historical)
*Lyrical dance
* Lapay

M

* Macarena
* Madison (Line dance)
* Malaguena
* Mandra(Mandilatos)(Balkan)
* Mambo (American Ballroom, of Cuban origin)
* Mapale
* Marinera
* Marinella (Greece)
* Mashed Potato
* Matachin ( [http://www.epcc.edu/ftp/Homes/monicaw/borderlands/11_matachines.htm Matachines] )
* Maypole dance
* Maxixe (Social)
* Mazur (dance) (Poland)
* Mazurka(Poland)
* The Meatstick
* Medieval dance
* Melbourne Shuffle (Australia)
* Menousis (Greece)
* Merengue (Latin Club)
* Mexican Hat Dance
* Metelytsia ((Ukrainian), khorovod)
* Milonga (see Argentine Tango)
* Minuet
* Modern dance
* Modern Jive - (Ceroc)
* Molly dance
* Mohiniattam
* Morris dance
* Moshing

N

* Novelty and fad dances
* The Nutbush

O

* Oberek (also called "Obertas" or "Ober", Poland)
* Odissi (India)
* One Step (Social)

P

* Pachanga
* Palo de Mayo (Nicaragua), "Afro-Caribbean influence, not to be confused with" Maypole dance
* Pagode
* Pandango sa Ilaw (Philippines)
* Pangalatok (Philippines)
* Parasol dance (Japan)
* Partner dance
* Participation dance
* Passacaglia (Passacaille) (historical)
* Passepied (historical)
*Pasillo
* Paso Doble (Ballroom, International Latin)
* Pavane (historical)
*Peabody (ballroom)
* Peewee style (originated by Pee-Wee Herman in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure)
* Pentozalis (Greece)
* Persian dance (Iran).
* Pidikhtos (Greece)
** Kastrinos Pidikhtos (Greece)
** Malevyziotiko Pidikhtos (Greece)
* Pendozalis (Greece)
* Pop, Lock, and Drop It (Hip hop)
* Pogo (A punk dance, consisting of jumping up and down)
* Pogonisios (Greece)
* Polka - many named versions (Ballroom, Folk, Historical)
* Polka-mazurka
* Polonaise
* Pony
* Pols (Norway, Folk, see Polska)
* Pom Squad
* Polska (pl.: Polskor; Sweden, Folk)
* Prophetic dance
* Pryvit (Ukrainian)
* Pyrichios (Dance from Pontos; Greek Black Sea)
* Punk dance
* Push (Swing, Texas)

Q

* Qasemabadi (a northern Persian style)
* Quadrille
* Quickstep (Ballroom)
* Quebradita (Mexico)

R

* Rain dancing
* Ramvong (Cambodia)
* Rapper sword
* Raqs Sharqi ("belly dance")
* Rebetiko dances (Greece)
* Redowa
* Reel (Irish and Scottish)
* Regency dance
* Reggae
* Reggaeton
* Renaissance dance
* Rigaudon, Rigadoon
*Rock and Roll
** Acrobatic Rock'n'Roll
* Rouga (Greece)
* Round dance (two kinds: circular chain, couples)
* Rumba (International Ballroom, American Smooth, Folk)
** Cuban Rumba (Ballroom dance as of the beginning of the century, e.g., "The Peanut Vendor" piece)

S

* Salon dance
* Salsa (Latin Club)
* Salsa Rueda (Latin Club, Round)
* Samba
** Samba dance
** Samba de Gafieira
** Samba (ballroom)
* Sarabande (Saraband)
* Sardana (Catalonia)
* Sattriya dance
* Schottische
* Scottish country dance
* Scottish highland dance
* Schoolcraft
* Schranzen (Austria)
* Seguidilla (Spanish, folk)
* Sequence dance
* Serra (Greece)
* Serviko (Serbian)
* Set Dance Ireland
* Sevillana (Spain)
* Shag (Swing)
** Carolina Shag
** Collegiate Shag
** St. Louis Shag
* Shake
* Shim Sham (Line dance)
* Shimmy
* Shuffle
* Siganos (Greece)
* Single Swing (Single Time Swing)
* Sirtaki (Syrtaki, Zorba) (Greece)
* Skank (dance)
* Skip jive
* Slängpolska (Sweden, Folk, see Polska)
* Slip jig (Ireland)
* Slow Foxtrot - also known as Foxtrot and Slowfox (Ballroom)
* Social dance
* Son (Mayan, Guatemala/Mexico)
* Soraya ("Bellydance")
* Sousta (Greece)
** Bulgarian Sousta (Greece)
** Cretan Sousta (Greece)
**Dodecanese Sousta (Greece)
** Macedonian Sousta (Greece)
** Megarian Sousta (Greece)
* Square dance
** Traditional square dance
** Modern Western square dance
* Spongebob Dance
* Sta tria (Greece)
* Stage diving
* Step dance Ireland
* Street dance
* Street Jazz
* Svarniara (Greece)
* Swim
* Swing (both as family of dances and as specific Texas dance)
* Swing Jive (Modern Jive, Club)
* Swing Roc (Modern Jive, Club)
* Suzie Q
* Syrtos (Greece)
**Cretan Syrtos (Greece)
**Kalamatianos Syrtos (Mainland Syrtos) (Greece)
**Kapoutzidon Syrtos (Greece)
**Nisiotiko Syrtos (Island Syrtos) (Greece)
**Silyvriano Syrtos (Greece)

T

* Tanoura Egyptian dance
* Tango (Ballroom, Social, Club)
** Argentine Tango - also known as Tango Argentino (Social)
** Brazilian Tango - see Maxixe
** Finnish tango
** Chinese tango
* Tap dance
* Tap Charleston (see Lindy Hop)
* Tarantella (Italian, folk)
* Tecktonik ("tck")
* Texas Tommy (see Lindy Hop)
* Tik (Greece)
* Tinikling (Philippines)
* Time Warp
* Tourdion (historical)
* Traditional dance
* Trata (Greece)
* Trepak (Russian, folk)
* Tribal Style Belly Dance
* Troika (Folk, Russian, Cajun)
* Tropotianka (Ukrainian, Rusyn, Carpathian Ruthenia, Bukovina, Hutsuls)
* Tsakonikos (Greece)
* Tsamiko (Greece)
* Tsifteteli (Tsifte-Teli) (Çifte-telli) (Turkish) (Greece)(Gypsy)(Arabic)
* Tsirigotikos (Kythiraikos, Bourdaris) (Greece)
* Tsyganochka
* Tumba
* Twist
* Two Step
** Cajun Two Step
** Country/Western Two-step
** Nightclub two-step - also known as California Two-step, abbrn: NC2S
** Progressive Double Two

U

* Universal Peace, Dances of
* Ukrainian dance
* Upa or Upa Habanera, claimed by some to be the origin of merengue music and dance.
* Uvyvanets (Ukrainian, Carpathian Ruthenia, Rusyns, Lemkos, Hutsuls)

V

* Vals (Argentina, tango style)
* Verbunkos
* Vesnianka (Ukrainian, a type of khorovod)
* Vintage dance
* Volte (also Volta, La volta, or Lavolta, Renaissance)VeletaVeracruz

W

* Waltz (ballroom, social)
** Boston (dance)
*** Walking Boston
** Cajun Waltz
** Dream Waltz
** Elizabeth Waltz
** Cross-step Waltz (Cross Step Waltz)
** Five-step Waltz (Five Step Waltz)
** Hesitation Waltz
** Slow waltz - known as "Waltz" in ballroom context (ballroom)
** Viennese Waltz (ballroom, social)
**Waltz a deux temps (Waltz a deux pas)
* Watusi (fad dance)
* West Coast Swing ("WCS"; Swing, United States)
* Western swing (United States)
** Classic WCS
** Funky WCS
** Sophisticated Swing (an older name of WCS)
* Western promenade dance
* Whip (Swing, Texas)
* Wolosso (Ivory Coast)
* Worship dance

Y

*Yablochko (Russian, folk)
*Yerakina (Greece)
* YMCA
*Yakshagana (India, Karnataka)
*Yowla (rifle dance from (UAE)

Z

* Zapateado (Spain)
*Zeibekiko (also spelled Zeibetiko, Zembetiko, Zebetiko, and Zembekiko; Greece)
* Zeibeks, Teke zortlatması (Turkey)
* Zonaradiko (Thrace)
* Zorba's dance (of Greek origin)
* Zouk (Brazil)
* Zouk-Lambada (Brazil)
* Zydeco (Louisiana, U.S.)

ee also

* Dance basic topics a list of general dance topics in our world today and from history.

External links

* [http://www.streetswing.com/ Streetswing.com] 's [http://www.streetswing.com/histmain.htm Dance History Archives] hosts a large information base about nearly a thousand dances.


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