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Charleston (dance)

The Charleston is a dance, which was became popular in the 1920s. It is named after the city of Charleston, South Carolina. A song called The Charleston, composed in 1923 made it popular. This song was part of the Broadway musical Running Wild. In Europe, Josephine Baker made the Charleston popular, starting in 1925. Charleston is associated with Flappers who danced it in Speakeasy bars, to mock themselves about the prohibition of alcohol, which was in force in the US, in the 1920s. For this reason, dancing Charleston was seen as provocative.


Line dance

Line dancing is a form of group dancing that is done to either country or hip-hop music. The term line dance is derived from the idea that the group of people participating in the dance are all facing the same direction when conducting the series of moves in the line dance. A line dance can go from 32 beats upwards of up to 92 beats per minutes, and can also be either a 4 or 2 wall dance. When the dance starts off everyone is facing the front wall, after all of the counts of the dance are complete then everyone would finish the dance facing either the back wall or the left or right wall. O ...


Modern dance

Modern dance is related to ballet, but aims at different types of performance, as compared to the classical ballets. Many of its dancers have been trained in ballet, and modern dance companies are rather similar to ballet companies. Here the word "modern" is not used to mean "recent". Modern dance is over a century old, having begun around 1900. The phrase modern dance is also applied to ballroom dance of the English now International style. However, this page uses Modern dance as a term to describe 20th century concert dance, on stage. The modern dance style does not have set rules. Moder ...


Scottish highland dance

Highland dancing is a traditional dance which comes from Scotland. Highland dancers need a lot of stamina and strength as they need a good sense of aesthetics. They execute the traditional dance in solo to the sound of the great highland bagpipe. The highland dances are very precise and need a lot of coordination. There are many competitions for highland dancing organized around the world, mainly in Scotland, United States, Canada and Australia.


ⓘ Dance types

  • North America with the European settlers. Square dances are a type of folk dance Mayo, Margot 1943. The American Square Dance New York: Sentinel books.
  • of dance Skaters must stay close together, and may not perform jumps. There are set dances in which the style must be appropriate for the type of dance
  • dance which fall into these general types Classic dance Professional dancing Ballet Modern dance Theatre dance Belly dancing Jazz dance Tap dance Social
  • the heel. There are two main types of tap dance rhythm Jazz tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap is more about the dance It is often done in musical
  • There are two types of Japanese traditional dance Odori, which was created in the Edo period and Mai, which was created in the western part of Japan
  • Manipuri dance covers a number of different dances from Manipur, a state in the northeast corner of India. The main dance types are the Laiharoaba, the
  • There are five main types of steps in Irish dancing These are reels, jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes, and treble jigs. Irish dancing is a fun art and sport
  • jazz dance and several other types of dance Their qualifications and exams are held world - wide, even though they are English in origin. Street dance as
  • A rain dance is a ceremonial dance It is performed by people who believe it will cause rain and keep their harvest safe. Many different types of rain
  • English country dance international folk dance Irish dance Maypole dance Morris dance Turkish dance Welsh Morris Dance Nordic polska dance Ball de bastons
  • A belly dance is a Middle Eastern type of dancing In the Arabic language, it is called raqs sharqi which means oriental dance Many boys and girls

Lyrical dance

Lyrical dance is a dance style that has aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics, and modern dance. The style is usually danced at a faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz. Lyrical dance is a category of dance competitions.

Square dance

Square dance

Square dances are sequence dance for four couples in a square. Each couple faces the centre of the square. Square dances were first written about in 16th-century England, and were also common in France and throughout Europe. They came to North America with the European settlers. Square dances are a type of folk dance.