Dance Styles


Dance Styles
I'm not a particularly good dancer, being part of that generation for which dancing involves shuffling one's feet about randomly while gyrating in provocative ways. I do manage to keep my feet off my wife's, though (well, most of the time). This list of 105 dances won't actually turn you into a master of the ballroom, but it may help you recognize and understand the differences between certain dances. Dance styles vary immensely both by time period and by region, so please let me know if you know of other styles that I haven't listed. Please note that it's rather difficult to define a complex dance in one line, and so I've avoided a lot of detail about specific steps, etc.
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Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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