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    • 2-step (breakdance move)

    • The 2-step also known as Mini Swipe or Baby Swipe is a footwork sequence in breakdance. The 2-step is a fundamental dance move that is often one of the first footwork sequence learned by breakdancers. Many breakdance moves can begin from the 2-step position. This move sets up the direction of movement and builds u ... Read »


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    • Action stroke dance notation

    • Action Stroke Dance Notation (ASDN) is a dance notation system that was invented by Iver Cooper. Designed for fast writing, the notations primarily consist of "action strokes" that represent one of three basic actions: A dance score has five sections: Scores are read from bottom to top. The horizontal dimension repre ... Read »


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    • Action Theatre (Ruth Zaporah)

    • Action Theatre is an improvisational performance technique developed by the American performance artist, Ruth Zaporah. Action Theatre is defined by its focus on embodied awareness, the tracking of the present moment through sensory experience, and by a structured training that uses exploration to build the performer's ... Read »


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    • Adagio (acrobatics)

    • Adagio is the performance of partner acrobalance poses and associated movements that involve stationary balances by a pair of performers. It is performed in professional circus, in various dance disciplines including acro dance and ballet, in pair skating, and as a hobby in university circus groups. An adagio pair co ... Read »


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    • Adowa dance

    • Adowa is a dance by the Akan people of Ghana.It is a popular dance in Ghana and they are performed at cultural ceremonies like funerals, festivals etc. ... Read »


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    • Albanian National Song and Dance Ensemble

    • The Albanian National Song and Dance Ensemble (Albanian: Ansambli i Këngëve dhe Valleve Popullore) is one of Albania's oldest ongoing national-level performance groups, created in 1957 in Tirana, Albania. The first directors were musician Çesk Zadeja and choreographer Gëzim Kaçeli. The ensemble still per ... Read »


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    • Alonzo King LINES Ballet

    • The Alonzo King LINES Ballet is an American contemporary ballet company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was founded in 1982 by Alonzo King. ... Read »


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    • American Callers Association

    • The American Callers Association (ACA) is the second largest association of square dance callers in the United States. ACA is a non-profit organization with headquarters at Muscle Shoals, Alabama. ACA has members in the United States, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. Among other things, the organization provides accr ... Read »


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    • American Indian Dance Theatre

    • American Indian Dance Theatre is a professional performing arts company presenting the dances and songs of Native Americans in the United States and the First Nations of Canada. The group was founded in 1987 with Hanay Geiogamah as director and Barbara Schwei as producer. Raoul Trujillo served as choreographer and co-d ... Read »


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    • Animal dance

    • The Animal Dance craze was directly related with the popularity of ragtime music (improvisational melodies with syncopated beats, from African-American traditions). There were an endless varieties of animal dance fads, such as: Horse Trot, Kangaroo Hop, Duck Waddle, Squirrel, Chicken Scratch, Turkey Trot, and Grizzly B ... Read »


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    • Anzali (dance)

    • Anzali (Azerbaijani: Ənzəli) is the melody of a dance which was created between 1880 and 1890 in Baku. It is performed slowly and for this reason it is suitable for older people. "Anzali" is a traditional dance. It is performed during the beginning of marriage ceremonies. When it was created, it was intended for ... Read »


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    • Ardah

    • Ardah (Arabic: العرضة‎‎ / ALA-LC: al-‘arḍah) is a type of folkloric dance in Arabia. The dance is performed with two rows of men opposite of one another, each of whom may or may not be wielding a sword or cane, and is accompanied by drums and spoken poetry. Originally, the "ardah" ... Read »


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    • ARTS-Dance

    • Alliance of Round, Traditional and Square-Dance, Inc. (ARTS-Dance) is an association to promote round, square, line, and other forms of traditional and folk dance. It is a non-profit/charitable foundation under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service section 501 (c) (3) incorporated in North Carolina in 2003 with main addres ... Read »


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    • Arya Dance Academy

    • Arya Dance Academy

      Indian Classical/Traditional/Filmi Dance Arya Dance Academy was established in 2001 by Rupal Patel, who was seen as a judge on Dance India Dance, USA edition. Arya's teachers are taught by people such as Birju Maharaj, Kumudini Lakhia, Mrilani Sarabhai, and Sarmishtha Sarkar. They teach classical dance styles as Kath ... Read »


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    • Asyik

    • Asyik (literally "beloved"/"besotted") is a classical royal court dance popular in Patani and Kelantan. According to Hikayat Patani, the dance was created in 1644 to entertain the grieving Ratu Kuning over the loss of her favorite bird. The dance’s name "the beloved" could have been referring to the lost bird. Th ... Read »


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    • Ay bari bakh

    • Ay bari bakh (Azerbaijani: Ay bəri bax - meaning look at me) is one of the oldest dances that is performed only by women. Ay bari bakh is also the name of a famous Azerbaijani song by an unknown Azerbaijani singer, possibly Rashid Behbudov. ... Read »


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    • Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Dance Contest

    • Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Dance Contest

      Azerbaijan took part for the first time in the Eurovision Dance Contest in 2008 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Azerbaijan came in 5th place with 106 points, getting two 12 points from Lithuania and Poland. The EBU confirmed that the Eurovision Dance Contest 2010 will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan at the Heydar Aliev Sports ... Read »


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    • Bailarico

    • Bailarico (also known as bailharico) is a Portuguese folk dance. The pairs face each other without holding each other, and with their backs turned to the neighboring pair, form a circle. In the first part of the music, the circle rotates with the girls backing up and the boys going towards them. They take baby bouncing ... Read »


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    • Baishou Dance

    • The Baishou Dance or baishouwu (摆手舞, literally 'hand-waving dance') is a 500-year-old historic group dance of the Tujia, one of 55 ethnic minorities in China. The dance uses 70 ritual gestures to represent war, farming, hunting, courtship and other aspects of traditional life. The Tujia nationality Bais ... Read »


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    • Balinese Topeng

    • Topeng (Indonesian for "mask") is a dramatic form of Indonesian dance in which one or more mask-wearing, ornately costumed performers interpret traditional narratives concerning fabled kings, heroes and myths, accompanied by gamelan music. Indonesian masked dance predates Hindu-Buddhist influences. Native Indonesi ... Read »


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    • Ball (dance party)

    • A ball is a formal dance party. Social dance forms a large part of the evening; actual ballroom dancing may or may not occur. The word "ball" derives from the Latin word ballare, meaning "to dance"; the Latin word also developed into French baller—from where it swapped into languages like English or Germanâ ... Read »


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    • Ball change

    • Ball change is a dance move that consists of two steps: a partial weight transfer on the ball of a foot (placed e.g., behind), followed by a step on the other foot. This action has a syncopated feeling and counted &1, or &2, or a1, or a2, etc., i.e., the "ball" step splits off the end of the previous beat. Kick ball c ... Read »


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    • Ballet Merveilles

    • Ballet Merveilles or Merveilles d'Afrique or Merveille de Guinee is a ballet company that is based in Conakry. Founded in Conakry in 1986 by the Guinean choreographer of Les Ballets Africains, Mohamed Kemoko Sano, Ballet Merveille aka Merveilles d'Afrique has toured successfully in West Africa, the United States and Eu ... Read »


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    • Ballo

    • The ballo was an Italian dance form during the fifteenth century, most noted for its frequent changes of tempo and meter. The name ballo has its origin in Latin ballō, ballāre, meaning "to dance", which in turn comes from the Greek "βαλλίζω" (ballizō), "to dance, to jump about". In Greece ... Read »


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    • Bangarra Dance Theatre

    • Bangarra Dance Theatre is an Indigenous Australian contemporary dance company. It was founded in 1989 by South African woman Cheryl Stone and Carole Johnson, an African-American and founding director of National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA). Bangarra is the Wiradjuri word meaning "to make ... Read »


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    • Bankhead Bounce

    • The Bankhead Bounce is a dance that originated in a neighborhood on the west side of Atlanta known as Bankhead. The dance was popularized by a song of the same name, released in 1995 by rapper L. (Diamond) Atkins, featuring D-Roc and by the video for the song, "Benz or Beamer" by Outkast from the New Jersey Drive sound ... Read »


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    • Bar (dance)

    • Bar is a form of folk dance of Eastern Turkey. The word bar is from the Armenian word "Պար" (bar) which means dance. With their structure and formation, they are the dances performed by groups in the open. They are spread, in general, all over the region of Eastern Anatolia, especially in Erzurum, Artvin, Bayb ... Read »


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    • Barynya

    • Barynya is a fast Russian folk dance and music. The word barynya (Russian: Барыня, landlady) was used by simple folk as a form of addressing to a woman of higher class, a feminine form for the word "barin", landlord. A number of Russian folkloric dance ensembles bear the name. The Barynya dance is a ... Read »


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    • Bathyllus

    • Bathyllus was a dancer/performer of pantomimus in Rome during the period of Augustus. Born in Alexandria, he was the favourite comedic performer of Maecenas. He is often described with the performer Pylades, who was seen as the epitome of tragic performance, while Bathyllus was seen as the epitome of comedic performan ... Read »


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    • Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company

    • The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company is the oldest dance company in the Philippines. A multi-awarded company, both nationally and internationally,Guillermo Gomez Rivera has called it the "depository of almost all Filipino dances, dress and songs." The company was founded in 1957 by Helena Z. Benitez an ... Read »


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    • Béarnaise dance


    • Beauchamp-Feuillet notation

    • Beauchamp–Feuillet notation is a system of dance notation used in Baroque dance. The notation was commissioned by Louis XIV (who had founded the Académie Royale de Danse in 1661), and devised in the 1680s by Pierre Beauchamp. The notation system was first described in detail in 1700 by Raoul-Auger Feuillet in ... Read »


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    • Bell Dance

    • Bell Dance (new:गंप्याखं) is a Navadurga dance shown in Lalitpur of Nepal. It is a traditional dance of the Newa people and religious for Hindus. The dance was started 346 years before was made form 2010. It was started by Malla Kings. ... Read »


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    • Bellydance Superstars

    • Bellydance Superstars is a professional American bellydance troupe formed in 2002 by producer and manager Miles Copeland. In its first six years of touring, it presented 700 shows in 22 countries. The line-up of performers has become increasingly diverse throughout the years and the repertoire incorporates elements of ... Read »


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    • Berd (dance)

    • Berd (Armenian: Բերդ(Berd), Բերդապար(Berdapar), Fortress) is an Armenian dance which roots are from the old Armenian Vaspurakan city. The dance is from old Armenian game "Ô³Õ´Õ¢Õ¥Õ©Õ¡Õ­Õ¡Õ² (Gmbetakhagh)". During the dance dancers wear only Armenian dress "Taraz". ... Read »


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    • Bergamask

    • Bergamask, bergomask, bergamesca, or bergamasca (from the town of Bergamo in Northern Italy), is a dance and associated melody and chord progression. It was considered a clumsy rustic dance (cf. Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, v. 360) copied from the natives of Bergamo, reputed (according to the Encyclopaedia B ... Read »


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    • Bigwala

    • Bigwala is a genre of ceremonial music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in Uganda centered around gourd trumpets. Typically a solo trumpet is joined by four or more other trumpets, which produce a melody through playing in hocket, these are then joined by singers and then by dancers, both of which circle the instrument ... Read »


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    • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company


    • Binasuan

    • The binasuan is a Filipino folk dance in which the performer holds full wine glasses in each hand while performing balancing tricks. Wine may be used to fill the glasses, but other liquids may be substituted. The arms are rotated over and under the shoulder in order to keep the palms facing up so as not to spill the li ... Read »


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      Temuraga (Turkish: Temürağa),Tamour agha (Թամուր Õ¡Õ²Õ¡), is a form of the Anatolian folk dance bar (dance) or Kasik Havasi.Temuraga is a folk dance spread all over Eastern Anatolia Region. There are similar folkloric dance tunes known as Çek deveci develeri engine in the Burdur. The o ... Read »


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    • Birilyant

    • Birilyant or Brilliant (Azerbaijani: Birilyant - meaning Brilliant) is an Azerbaijani dance which has two different kinds. One of them is created in Baku in the years 1920-1922. Its music tempo is fast and its melody is extremely sensational. This one is performed by men. The second one is only for women. Its music is ... Read »


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    • Bizz Nizz

    • Bizz Nizz was a Belgian dance act formed in 1989 by Jean-Paul de Coster of Antwerp. The dancefloor filling singles, "We're Gonna Catch You!" and "Don't Miss the Party Line" were both substantial hits across Europe, including the UK where "Don't Miss the Party Line" reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart in April ... Read »


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    • Bobaraba

    • Bobaraba is a national dance craze in Ivorian, South Africa and Mali inspired by DJ Mix and DJ Eloh's hit song Bobaraba, which means "big bottom" in the local Dyula language and in the Bambara language. -We made it as a tribute to women, because African women are defined by the shape of their bottoms Ivorian football ... Read »


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    • Borborbor

    • Borborbor is Ghanaian and Togolese traditional dance performed by the Ewes from mid Volta region of Ghana. The dance is specially performed during the festival of the chiefs and peoples of communities. ... Read »


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    • Borrowdale dance

    • The Borrowdale dance (also known as the dance of horses) is a Zimbabwean dance named after the horse-racing track situated in the Borrowdale suburb of Zimbabwe's capital city, Harare. The dance is characterised by fancy footwork and galloping body movements in the style of racing horses. The dance was popularized by me ... Read »


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    • Bossa Nova (dance)

    • Bossa nova was a fad dance that corresponded to the bossa nova music. It was introduced in 1960 and faded out in the mid-sixties. Bossa nova music, soft and with sophisticated vocal rhythms and improvisations, is well suited for listening but failed to become dance music despite heavy promotion as yet another dance cr ... Read »


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    • Boston (dance)

    • The Boston refers to a series of various step dances, considered a slow Americanized version of the waltz presumably named after where it originated. It is completed in one measure with the weight kept on the same foot through two successive beats. The "original" Boston is also known as the New York Boston or Boston Po ... Read »


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    • Branyo

    • The Branyo is a form of dance from Malaysia traditionally danced by the original Portuguese colonists of Malacca and their present-day descendants in Malaysia. It is a development of the Portuguese folk dance corridinho from the Algarve. Branyo has been an integral part of the Malaccan Portuguese festival of Introdu si ... Read »


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    • Breakaway (dance)

    • From 1919 to 1927, Breakaway was a popular swing dance developed from the Texas Tommy and Charleston in Harlem's African American communities. The Breakaway was danced to jazz, and while it often began in closed position, the leader would occasionally swing the follower out into an open position, hence "Breaking away". ... Read »


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    • Bubble dance

    • The bubble dance is an erotic dance made famous by Sally Rand in the 1930s. The dancer (sometimes naked) dances with a huge bubble placed between her body and the audience to make some interesting poses. In Tex Avery's cartoon Hollywood Steps Out (1941) which depicted various Hollywood celebrities, a rotoscoped Rand p ... Read »


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    • Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands

    • Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands (or short BASH) is a social Tango dance event held annually in November at Bundanoon, NSW, Australia. It is supported by Tango Social Club of Canberra and Tango Synergy of Sydney. BASH was the originally thought up by Linda Macfarlane, Canberra and Karen Garnett, Sydney. Linda sa ... Read »


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    • Bump (dance)

    • The bump was Introduced in 1975. The lyrics were "We love the bump; everybody bump; gotta do the bump." The dance had a goal to lightly "bump" hips on every other beat of the music. There was no need to have a partner. The dance could become more athletic bumping Hip to hip in full knee bend up to a standing position. ... Read »


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    • Butterfly dance

    • The butterfly dance is a dance move in which the dancer's legs move like butterfly wings. The move originated from the music genre Hip-hop and is also commonly seen in reggae type music. The dance is a female move but male individuals have been seen to execute the move. This dance move originated in the 70s. ... Read »


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    • Cabbage patch dance

    • The cabbage patch dance is a dance involving putting the hands together in the form of fists and moving them in a horizontal, circular motion. The Gucci Crew II had a song describing the dance, as well as Dr. Dre and DJ Yella (of the rap group N.W.A.) in 1987. The dance they made was featured in the song "The Cabbage P ... Read »


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    • Cachucha

    • Cachucha is a Spanish solo dance in 3/4 to 3/8 time, similar to Bolero. Cachucha is danced to an Andalusian national song with castanet accompaniment. From Spanish cachucha, small boat. Possibly from diminutive of cacho, shard, saucepan, probably from vulgar Latin cacculus, alteration of Latin caccabus, pot, from ... Read »


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    • Cajun Jitterbug

    • Cajun Jitterbug is a style of Cajun dancing with two variations. The main style is a classic two-step form of a six-count East Coast Swing, which is differentiated from the one-step Cajun Jig. The other is considered a cowboy-style of Jitterbug or swing dance, also referred to as the Lake Charles Slide, the Cowboy Jitt ... Read »


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    • Callerlab

    • CALLERLAB is the international association of modern Western square dance callers, and is the largest square dance association in the United States. After some initial work started in 1971, it was officially established in 1974 by several members of the Square Dance Hall of Fame. Callers from all over the world, inclu ... Read »


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    • Canada Dance Festival

    • The Canadian Dance Festival is an annual Ottawa, Ontario event founded in 1987. Held in June, it sets the stage for Canada's most contemporary, innovative and leading edge dance choreographers and dance companies. The festival includes events at the National Arts Centre, as well as featured performances at other locati ... Read »


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    • Canadian Swing Championships

    • The Canadian Swing Championships is an annual event held since 2002 to showcase swing dancing in Canada. It is held near Montreal over the Victoria Day weekend. Before 2005, the event was called the Eastern Canadian Swing Championship, but was renamed when no equivalent event was started in Western Canada and the ECSC ... Read »


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    • Candle dance

    • The candle dance (Malay: Tarian Lilin, Indonesian: Tari Lilin) is a dance performed by a group of dancers to the accompaniment of a group of musicians. The dancers carry lit candles on plates held on the palm of each hand. The dancers dance in groups, rotating the plates carefully so that the plate is always horizontal ... Read »


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    • Canter Waltz

    • Canter time, canter timing or canter rhythm is a two-beat regular rhythmic pattern of a musical instrument or in dance steps within 3/4 time music. The term is borrowed from the canter horse gait, which sounds three hoof beats followed by a pause, i.e., 3 accents in 4/4 time. In waltz dances it may mark the 1st and th ... Read »


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    • Carioca (song)

    • "(The) Carioca" is a 1933 popular song with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Edward Eliscu and Gus Kahn, as well as the name of the dance choreographed to it for the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio. It was sung in the film by Alice Gentle, Movita Castaneda and Etta Moten and danced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ... Read »


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    • Carnavalito

    • The Carnavalito (English: Little Carnival) is a traditional South American dance from the altiplano and puna regions that is practiced in relation to religious festivities. The current form of the dance is an expression of syncretism between indigenous and Spanish colonial culture. The Carnavalito was danced in the Am ... Read »


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    • Carolina shag

    • The 'Carolina Shag' is a partner dance done primarily to Beach Music (100-130+ beats per minute in 4/4 time signature). Today, the Shag is a recognized dance in national and international dance competitions held across the United States. The basic step in Carolina Shag is a six-count, eight-step pattern danced in ... Read »


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    • Central School of Ballet

    • Central School of Ballet is a classical ballet school based in London, with students from countries all over the world. The school was established in 1982 by Ann Stannard and Christopher Gable. It established a touring company, Ballet Central, in 1984. From 2004 Central started to offer degree courses accredited by th ... Read »


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    • Chai Folk Ensemble

    • The Chai Folk Ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is North America's oldest and largest Israeli folk dance ensemble. Founded in 1964 by the late Sarah Sommer, Chai has built an international reputation for international dance, music, and song. "Chai" is the Hebrew word for "alive". Chai is made up of more than 40 ... Read »


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    • Chalypso

    • The Chalypso was a popular dance from 1958 which arose from the Calypso Craze of 1957 and combined the sounds and feel of the cha-cha-cha and calypso. It was developed and popularized by dancers on American Bandstand. It is among the dances listed in "At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors. A favorite song for chalypso ... Read »


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    • Chamber ballet

    • A chamber ballet is a chamber music performance or work that features one or more ballet dancers. Examples are a chamber music composition with the addition of dancers, or a full-scale ballet performed using a smaller ensemble. Example of chamber ballet performance in Copenhagen: http://tokuhain.arukikata.co.jp/copenh ... Read »


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    • Chameckilerner

    • chameckilerner is a New York-based dance and video collective consisting of Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner. Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, the duo was founded in 1992 primarily as a choreographic platform, but has since shifted their focus primarily to choreographing for the camera, video, and multi-channel insta ... Read »


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    • Charikawi

    • The charikawi is a traditional mimed dance of the Garifuna, in which a hunter encounters a cave man and a cow. The word may also refer to the music for such a dance. "Garifuna". Garifuna.  ... Read »


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    • Cheoyongmu

      Cheoyongmu is a representative Korean mask dance based on the legend of Cheoyeong (처용, 處容), a son of the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea. It is also the oldest surviving Korean court dance created during the Unified Silla period. Cheoyongmu also has been considered as a shamanistic dance because it w ... Read »


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    • The Chicken (dance)

    • The Chicken is a popular rhythm and blues dance started in America in the 1950s, in which the dancers flapped their arms and kicked back their feet in an imitation of a chicken. The dance featured lateral body movements, was used primarily as a change of pace step while doing the Twist. The chicken dance gained even mo ... Read »


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    • China National Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble

    • China National Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble (Chinese: ,variously translated as China Central Song and Dance Ensemble of Ethnic Groups or Central Nationalities Song and Dance Ensemble), based in Beijing, is the only national-level performance group representing China's ethnic minorities. It was founded in Septemb ... Read »


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    • Chorus line

    • A chorus line is a large group of dancers who together perform synchronized routines, usually in musical theatre. Sometimes, singing is also performed. Chorus line dancers in Broadway musicals and revues have been referred to by slang terms such as ponies, gypsies and twirlies. Ballet uses the term corps de ballet. A ... Read »


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    • Chukano horo

    • Chukano horo (Rhodopes) - Чукано хоро (Родопи) is a Pomaks dance from the region of Rhodopes, now in modern-day Bulgaria. ... Read »


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    • Chunky Move

    • Chunky Move is an Australian contemporary dance company from Southbank, Victoria It was founded in 1995 and debuted at the Melbourne International Arts Festival with artistic director Gideon Obarzanek. The company’s work is diverse and has included stage, new-media and installation works. Chunky Move has toured ... Read »


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    • Cilveloy

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      Cilveloy or Jilveloi (Turkish: Cilveloy, Georgian: ჯილველოი), is a form of the Anatolian folk dance bar (dance). Georgian part of Acharuli dance. Cilveloy is a folk dance spread all over Artvin and Batum. The meter is 68. ... Read »


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    • City Contemporary Dance Company

    • City Contemporary Dance Dompany (CCDC) is a leading modern dance company in Hong Kong. In 1979, Willy Tsao founded the company and is now the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Director. The company is supported by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. CCDC's performances reflect the creativity ... Read »


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    • Clock (dance act)

    • Clock was an English band primarily led by Stu Allan and Pete Pritchard. They started as an English equivalent of "2 Unlimited" when they recruited rapper Marcus Thomas (using the name ODC MC), and vocalist Lorna Saunders (using the name Tinka) to front the act. Thomas left in 1998 to join the band Tzant, to be replace ... Read »


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    • Clog dance

    • Clog dancing is dancing whilst wearing clogs. The rigid nature of the clogs and their percussive sound when dancing on a hard surface has given rise to a number of distinct styles, including the following: ... Read »


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    • Close embrace

    • In partner dances, close embrace is a type of closed position where the leader and follower stand facing each other chest-to-chest in full or partial body contact. The dancers usually stand offset from one another, such that each has his or her right foot in between the feet of his or her partner. When in close embrace ... Read »


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    • Clutha (dance)

    • Clutha is a Scottish country dance, in which the eight dancers are arranged in a square set as for the Eightsome Reel. It is a 48 bar reel. An Clutha (more often spelt An Cluadha) is the Gaelic name for The Clyde. It is one of the modern Scottish country dances and was first published by the Royal Scottish Country Danc ... Read »


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    • Coaster Step

    • A Coaster Step is term used in swing dances, in particular in West Coast Swing to describe a Triple Step done in the pattern "back-together-forward" or "forward-together-back". Most often it is the follower's step. As of 1994, the Coaster Step was still used in "Ballroom Swing", and is an identifying feature of that da ... Read »


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    • Congaroos

    • The Congaroos (also known as Four Congaroos, Congaroo Dancers) was a dance group created in 1947 by Frankie Manning after completing his military service for World War II. The group originally consisted of Frankie Manning dancing with Ann Johnson and Russell Williams dancing with Willamae Ricker. Later Helen Daniels jo ... Read »


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    • Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

    • The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama is a higher education institution in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2001 to co-ordinate the activities of a number of affiliated schools providing higher-level vocational training in the performing arts. These are: Within the Conservatoire there is a balance between the art ... Read »


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    • The Conservatory of Dance

    • The Conservatory of Dance is a ballet school in Rocklin, California, USA and is also the official ballet school and training space for Ballet Rejoice Christian dance company. ... Read »


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    • Cordax

    • The cordax (Ancient Greek: Κόρδαξ), was a provocative, licentious, and often obscene mask dance of ancient Greek comedy. In his play The Clouds, Aristophanes complains that other playwrights of his time try to hide the feebleness of their plays by bringing an old woman onto the stage to dance the c ... Read »


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    • Corpus (dance troupe)

    • Corpus is a Canadian dance company whose work often combines humour with dance. Besides major productions, they often perform in schools, and are co-creators of the Treehouse TV series 4 Square. They have performed thousands of shows internationally since their founding in 1997 by David Danzon and Sylvie Bouchard. ... Read »


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    • Corridinho

    • The corridinho is a form of Portuguese dance, namely in the Algarve. It is danced with the pairs always embraced, forming a circle, girls inside and the boys outside the circle. By rotating the circle the pairs evolve side by side. At a certain time, when the music as a stronger beat, their feet hit the floor more inte ... Read »


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    • Crossovers (dance)

    • Crossovers are classic moves from Balboa (dance). The pattern is back - together - forward with a quick - quick - slow rhythm, or the down-hold rhythm. Lead: Crossovers can be done where both are going to the same side, or they are alternating. Crossovers also include swivels and fall off the log. See also Lollies ... Read »


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    • Crossroads dance

    • The crossroads dance was a type of social event popular in Ireland up to the mid-20th century, in which people would congregate at the large cleared space of a crossroads to dance. In contrast to the later ceili styles, crossroad dances were generally set dancing or solo dancing. The crossroads dance declined in popula ... Read »


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    • Cuban motion

    • Cuban motion is characterized by a rhythmic swaying of the hips caused by the bending and straightening of the knees (though the knees remain "soft" —slightly bent— at all times). It is a style of movement which should be present in Latin American dances, including bachata, mambo, salsa, rhumba, merengue, sam ... Read »


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    • Cupid Shuffle

    • Cupid Shuffle

      "Cupid Shuffle" is a song by Cupid from his 2007 studio album Time for a Change. It has spawned a popular line dance and has drawn comparisons to DJ Casper's "Cha Cha Slide." In the United States, the song peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, both in the August 18, 2007 is ... Read »


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    • Cutting in

    • Cutting in is a process, in dancing, by which a person interrupts two dance partners and claims the partner of one. As traditionally portrayed in Hollywood films, men are more likely to cut in than women. ... Read »


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    • Dainichido Bugaku

    • Dainichido Bugaku (Japanese: 大日堂舞楽, literally: Important Day Dance) is a yearly set of nine sacred ritual dances and music, named for the imperial palace ensemble performances, "bugaku", and from the palace's ensemble's visit to Hachimantai, Kazuno District, Akita Prefecture, during the reconst ... Read »


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    • Dance bar

    • A dance bar is a bar establishment with an illuminated dance floor that may also be called a disco or nightclub. Alcoholic or other beverages are typically served and patrons often dance to recorded or live music or a music played by a disc jockey. ... Read »


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    • Dance Base

    • Dance Base is the national centre for dance in Scotland. As a company it has existed since 1984, promoting and delivering dance activity in Edinburgh. In June 2001, it moved into £6. 4m purpose-built premises on the Grassmarket in the city's Old Town. The premises were opened by Prince Charles, the Royal Patron of ... Read »


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    • Dance Chronicle

    • Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on dance. It was established in 1977 and first published in 1978 by Marcel Dekker. The founding editors-in-chief were George Dorris and Jack Anderson, who edited the journal for thirty years, until 2007. In 200 ... Read »


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    • Dance etiquette

    • Dance etiquette is the set of conventional rules which govern the social behavior of dance by its participants. Such rules include the way in which the participants should look and the way in which they approach, dance with and leave their partner. Etiquette can vary in its specification and stringency between differen ... Read »


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    • Dance Gang

    • Dance Gang is an American performance art duo made up of Will Rawls and Kennis Hawkins started in 2006 in New York City. The two, both over six feet tall, met in 2004 as fellow dancers in Shen Wei Dance Arts and then started their own project. Dance Gang began with playful dance interventions in public spaces and then ... Read »


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    • Dance in Canada

    • A large variety of dance companies exist in Canada. Native Canadian dancing takes place at pow wows. Some Ballet companies include the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada (which is based in Toronto), Ballet Jörgen Canada (also based in Toronto), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (based in Montreal) ... Read »


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    • Dance in Quebec

    • Dance in Quebec includes dances that are specific to the province of Quebec, Canada, it comprises traditional group, couple, and solo dance as well as contemporary jazz, ballet, and modern dance. There are a number of dance companies and dance schools. In late 17th century, English country dances, contredances, co ... Read »


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    • Dance in Rotuma

    • Dance in Rotuma refers to the traditional and modern dance styles performed by the people of the island of Rotuma, which became a dependency of Fiji in 1881. Despite Rotuma's political and historical links with Fiji, the island's culture shows strong Polynesian influences, particularly from Samoa and Tonga, which, alon ... Read »


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    • Dance in the Netherlands

    • There is great variety in dance in the Netherlands. The traditional dance is the Dutch folk dance; however, this is hardly practiced anymore. Many Dutch practise ballroom dancing, but also tango has a large following. Many young girls start their dancing career with classical ballet and jazz dance. Only a few dances ... Read »


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    • Dance Ireland

    • Dance Ireland is an association that promotes professional dance in Ireland. It operates DanceHouse, a dance centre in Dublin. It was established in 1989 and incorporated as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee in 1992 under the name Association of Professional Dancers in Ireland Ltd (APDI). It adopted the tr ... Read »


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    • Dance Magazine

    • Dance Magazine

      Dance Magazine is an influential American trade publication for dance published by the Macfadden Communications Group. It was first published in June 1927 as The American Dancer.William Como was its editor-in-chief from 1970 to his death in 1989.Wendy Perron became its editor-in-chief in 2004.Dance Magazine has multipl ... Read »


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    • Dance move

    • Dance moves or dance steps (more complex dance moves are called dance patterns,dance figures, dance movements, or dance variations) are usually isolated, defined, and organized so that beginning dancers can learn and use them independently of each other. However, more complex movements are influenced by musicality and ... Read »


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    • Dance permit

    • Dance permit is a permit required for dancing. Since the 1930s a dance permit ("danstillstÃ¥nd") is required for public dance events in Sweden per the law of order (2 kap. 4 § ordningslagen 1993:1617). The law still exists and is enforced. ... Read »


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    • Dance positions

    • Dance position is a position of a dancer or a mutual position of a dance couple assumed during a dance. Describing and mastering proper dance positions is an important part of dance technique. In ballet, the term pose is used to describe stationary dance positions; the most important are referred to as "First position ... Read »


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    • Dance research

    • Dance research is an umbrella term for studies of dance. It includes the following areas: Dance research as an academic discipline is relatively new. In 1967, the first volume of the CORD dance research annual wrote: "...One of the most serious problems in dance research is found in the fact that the literati in the f ... Read »


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    • Dance Research Forum Ireland

    • Dance Research Forum Ireland was founded in 2003. It is a non-profit inter-disciplinary society for scholarship of dance, in all its manifestations, in Ireland and its diaspora. It was formed by Dr. Catherine Foley of the University of Limerick, who was the initial chairperson, with Michael Seaver vice-chair and Victor ... Read »


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    • Dance slot

    • In slotted dances, the dance slot is an imaginary narrow rectangle within which the follower moves back and forth in relation to the leader, who is comparatively stationary. Slotted dances include: West Coast Swing, Dallas Push, Houston Whip, Supreme Swing in Tulsa, Imperial Swing in St. Louis, Alcatraz in New Orleans ... Read »


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    • Dance theory

    • Dance theory is the philosophy underpinning contemporary dance, including formal ideologies, aesthetic concepts, and technical attributes. It is a fairly new field of study, developing largely in the 20th Century. It can be considered a branch of expression theory and is closely related to music theory and specifically ... Read »


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    • Dance troupe

    • A dance troupe or dance company is a group of dancers and associated personnel who work together to perform dances as a spectacle or entertainment. There are many different types of dance companies, often working in different styles of dance. In small companies several of these functions will be carried out by the sam ... Read »


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    • DanceBrazil

    • DanceBrazil is an American dance company based out of New York City which presents works based upon the dance and music of the Brazilian culture. The company particularly excels in performances of works from the Afro-Brazilian artistic movement, particularly capoeira, and contemporary dances. The company performs for o ... Read »


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    • The Dancing Master

    • The Dancing Master (first edition: The English Dancing Master) is a dancing manual containing the music and instructions for English Country Dances. It was published in several editions by John Playford and his successors from 1651 until c1728. The first edition contained 105 dances with single line melodies; subsequen ... Read »


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    • Dandia Dhamaka

    • Dandia Dhamaka (dD) is an Indian Dandiya Raas dance competition. In 2001, students from the University of Michigan created an organization called the RAAS Association to coordinate Dandia Dhamaka. Dandia Dhamaka showcases the South Asian traditional dance form of raas, a traditional, yet expressive form of Indian folk ... Read »


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    • Danza Teatro

    • Danza Teatro Retazos (literally bits and pieces) is a Cuban dance company. Created in January 1987 by choreographer Isabel Bustos Romoleroux. Every April since 1996, Retazos sponsors the International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes — Old Havana, City in Motion. ... Read »


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    • David Winters and his dancers

    • David Winters and his dancers was a key component of Shindig! Shindig! was an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966. Accompanying the music acts of the week, Shindig! also featured a dance troupe called the Shin-diggers choreographed by David Winters. One of the ... Read »


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    • Diplos horos

    • The Diplos Horos (Greek: Διπλός Χορός) is a dance from Messenia in the Peloponnese, Greece. It is a dance where the dancers form a single circle formation into a double via the hand hold. The dance is a simple sta tria in formation but is accompanied by the song Διπλό Î ... Read »


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    • Dirk dance

    • Dirk Dance

      A dirk dance is a Scottish dance performed while brandishing a dirk. It is a solo dance but can be performed by two or more people dancing in unison. The dance is quite different in style from the better known Highland dances and in many ways imitates the use of a dirk in fighting. Research suggests that the dance may, ... Read »


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    • University of Distance Education, Mandalay

    • Exam result mandalay university The University of Distance Education, Mandalay (Burmese: အဝေးသင် တက္ကသိုလ် (မန္တလေး), pronounced: [ʔəwéθɪ̀ɴ tɛʔkəθò (máɴdəl ... Read »


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    • Do Jump

    • Do Jump is a modern dance and trapeze company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, United States. Do Jump uses clowning, aerial dance, tumbling, partner acrobatics, physical theater, and minimal technical aspects to tell complex stories. Previous productions have included "Enthusiasmo," a show about the revolutionary vil ... Read »


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    • Drui

    • Drui is a dance practiced by the Kanak peoples of New Caledonia. ... Read »


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    • Dunhuang dance

    • Dunhuang Dance is dances that originated from Dunhuang fresco in Dunhuang, Gansu province, West China. The dances itself is influenced by Buddha images and Buddha religion. ... Read »


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    • Duquesne University Tamburitzans

    • Duquesne University Tamburitzans

      The Tamburitzans (Formerly the Duquesne University Tamburitzans) are the longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's members are full-time students who receive scholarships for their activities. The Tamburitzans are dedicated to per ... Read »


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    • El vito

    • El vito is a traditional folk song and dance music of Andalusia whose origins can be traced back to the 16th century. Its name refers to the "disease" known as St. Vitus's dance, for its lively and vivid character. It was created in the nineteenth century as a dancing song typical of the bolero. Includes steps of the a ... Read »


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    • The Electric Boogaloos

    • The Electric Boogaloos are a street dance responsible for the spread of popping and electric boogaloo. The name "Boogaloo" came from a song called "Do a Boogaloo" by James Brown. They were founded by Boogaloo Sam in Fresno, California in 1977. Their original name was the Electric Boogaloo Lockers but "Lockers" was dro ... Read »


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    • Entarisi ala benziyor

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    • Entrée de ballet


    • Er ren zhuan

    • Two-people Rotation (Chinese: ; pinyin: Èrrénzhuàn) is a genre of local folk dance and song from Northeast China. It usually consists of two people, a boy and a girl. They sing as well as dance, using folded fans or red square handkerchiefs (which are twirled along as a song is performed) during the dancing po ... Read »


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    • Euro Dance Festival

    • Euro Dance Festival

      Euro Dance Festival is a dance festival in Europe attracting about 5,000 visitors in 2010. The festival is best known for its wide range of music and dancing styles. These are Ballroom Dance, Argentine Tango, Swing Dance, Hip Hop and Breakdance. A combination of dancing classes and shows and a trade fair caters for the ... Read »


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    • Father-daughter dance

    • A father-daughter dance is a dance between a daughter and her father. Father-daughter dances are common at Western wedding receptions, although not all weddings have a father-daughter dance. In situations where a daughter's father is not available, he may be substituted with a man of an older generation, such as an unc ... Read »


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    • Feather Award

    • The Feather Award is the most notable achievement in the field of dance, "the dancer's equivalent to the Oscars" or Academy Awards. Feather Award Recipients: Lifetime Achievement: Joe Cassini, presenter: Ann-Margret ... Read »


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    • Festival Dansa-Diawoura

    • The Festival Dansa-Diawoura festival took place in Bafoulabé in Mali, and in the surrounding villages, from April 8 to April 10, 2005 in the presence of Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Minister of Culture and the writer Doumbi Fakoly. The "dansa" and the "diawoura" are traditional dances of the Khasso country. The Festival D ... Read »


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    • Festival TransAmériques


    • Finger-tutting

    • Finger-tutting is a type of dance that involves intricate movements of the fingers. The word "tutting" is a street dance style based on angular movements which are supposed to stylize the poses seen on reliefs in the art of ancient Egypt, and refers to "King Tut". Finger-tutting received international attention after ... Read »


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    • Fire troupe

    • A fire troupe or fire tribe is a group of fire dancers who have come together to work as a team. There are several reasons performers would form or join a fire troupe. These include peer camaraderie, sharing of skills, group practices sessions, motivation, and support from fellow members. Generally, fire troupes come t ... Read »


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    • Fire umbrella

    • A fire umbrella is a fire dancing tool. It is made from an umbrella with the rainproof cover removed. Kevlar wicks are attached to the ends of the umbrella, soaked in a fuel, and then lit on fire. The dancer can manipulate the fire umbrella around her or his body, usually twirling it to give the illusion of a spinning ... Read »


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    • Flash dance

    • Flash dancing was a form of tap dance (tap was also called jazz dance at the time) that evolved in the 1920s–1930s, which combined dance with acrobatics. Prominent flash dance crews of the time include the Nicholas Brothers, The Four Step Brothers and the Berry Brothers. During the 1920s–1930s many films and ... Read »


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    • Fleckerl

    • A fleckerl (Viennese German 'small spot') is a dance step, most commonly found in the Viennese Waltz. Unlike the natural and reverse turns, the fleckerl does not move forwards along the dance floor but instead rotates on the spot. Fleckerls can be danced clockwise or counter-clockwise (natural or reverse), and the bas ... Read »


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    • Flexing (dance)

    • Flexing, also called Bone Breaking, is a style of street dance from Brooklyn, New York that is characterized by rhythmic contortionist movement combined with waving, tutting, floor moves, and gliding. Flex dancers, referred to as flexers, often perform shirtless and incorporate hat tricks in their performance for showm ... Read »


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    • Floorwork

    • In dance, floorwork refers to movements performed on the floor. Floorwork is used extensively in modern dance, particularly Graham technique and Hawkins technique, as well as in vernacular breakdancing. Some dance training practices, notably Floor-Barre, consist entirely of floorwork. Floorwork changes the body's rela ... Read »


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    • Footwork (dance)

    • Footwork refers to dance technique aspects related to feet: foot position and foot action. The following aspects of footwork may be considered: Different dances place different emphasis on the above aspects. In a narrow sense, e.g., in descriptions of ballroom dance figures, the term refers to the behavior of the fo ... Read »


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    • Footwork (genre)

    • Footwork is a genre of music and street dance that originated in Chicago during the 1990s. The dance involves fast movement of the feet with accompanying twists and turns, and usually takes place as part of a "battle". The style was popularised outside Chicago by inclusion in the music video for Dude 'n Nem's 2007 sin ... Read »


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    • Free dance

    • Free dance is a 20th-century dance form that preceded modern dance. Rebelling against the rigid constraints of classical ballet, Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis (with her work in theater) developed their own styles of free dance and laid the foundations of American modern dance with their choreography an ... Read »


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    • Fugdi

    • Fugdi is a Goan folk dance performed by the women in the Konkan region during Hindu religious festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Vrata or towards the end of other dances like Dhalo. Fugdi is an art form that can be traced to the primeval cultural traditions of Goa. It is performed during various religious and soc ... Read »


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    • Fusion dance

    • Fusion dance is a type of contemporary American partner dance that combines different dance styles to create a new aesthetic. It is typically an improvised, lead-follow approach to dancing that does not conform to any particular defined dance styles. Fusion dancing may involve creating a new dance style, combining exis ... Read »


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    • Gaga (dance vocabulary)

    • Gaga is a movement language and pedagogy developed by Batsheva Dance Company director and teacher Ohad Naharin. It is used in Israeli contemporary dance and has two educational tracks which are taught in Israel and several other countries: Gaga/Dancers is intended for trained dancers and comprises the daily training of ... Read »


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    • Galala (dance)

    • Galala is a dance form popular in Lagos, Nigeria developed by local reggae musicians. ... Read »


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    • Galop

    • In dance, the galop, named after the fastest running gait of a horse (see gallop), a shortened version of the original term galoppade, is a lively country dance, introduced in the late 1820s to Parisian society by the Duchesse de Berry and popular in Vienna, Berlin and London. In the same closed position familiar in th ... Read »


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    • Gamblerz

    • Gamblerz (Hangul: 갬블러 크루), formerly known as Gambler, is a South Korean b-boy crew formed in 2002. They are best known for winning first place at Battle of the Year 2004 and 2009, the R-16 Korea Sparkling in 2008 and 2014, CYON Bboy Championships 2010, and Bucheon Bboy International Championshi ... Read »


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    • Gancho (dance move)

    • Gancho means "hook" in Spanish and Portuguese, and describes certain "hooking actions" in some dances of Latin American heritage, in Argentine Tango (leg action) and Salsa (arm action and foot action) in particular. In Argentine Tango, a gancho is a sharp move when a dancer hooks a leg around a partner's leg by bendin ... Read »


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    • Garland dance

    • Garland dancing is an English dance tradition that began in the 19th century in North England's mill towns. The Industrial Revolution was centralizing people, bringing rural folk to factory work. As country girls moved to new industrial cities, they brought with them dancing traditions from many rural areas. Garland d ... Read »


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    • Gay Gordons (dance)

    • The Gay Gordons is a popular dance at céilidhs and other kinds of informal and social dance in Scotland. It is an "old-time" dance, of a type popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in which every couple dances the same steps, usually in a circle around the room. The name alludes to a Scottish regiment, ... Read »


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    • German Dance Archives

    • German Dance Archives, Cologne (The Deutsches Tanzarchiv, Köln) was founded in 1948 by Kurt Peters, a German dancer and dance teacher. In 1986, it was purchased by the former Stadtsparkasse Köln (Cologne Commercial and Savings Bank) and was then made, in joint sponsorship with the City of Cologne, accessible ... Read »


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    • Giknas

    • Giknas is a folk dance from Orestiada in Thrace. The dance name is derived from the color nail polish used by the women at the wedding. The dance is done on the Saturday night prior to the wedding. Each guest leads the dance and offers a small gift to the bridal couple, usually in the form of money. ... Read »


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    • Gown-and-glove dance

    • The Gown-and-glove dance is considered a very traditional form of the striptease. The performer, usually female, is dressed elegantly in an evening gown with a back zipper and elbow length opera gloves. She then removes the gloves one at a time, in a slow teasing manner, before similarly removing the gown. This type of ... Read »


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    • Grand Union (dance group)

    • The Grand Union was an improvisational dance group based in New York City from 1970 to 1976. It grew out of Yvonne Rainer dance company, and her piece Continuous Project - Altered Daily. Rainer's sole authority as choreographer began to slip in early 1970 when the dancers, at her invitation, began to bring in their own ... Read »


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    • Grotesque dance

    • Grotesque dance (French: danse grotesque; Italian: ballo grottesco Italian: danza grottesca) is a category of theatrical dance that became more clearly differentiated in the 18th century and was incorporated into ballet, although it had its roots in earlier centuries. As opposed to the danse noble or "noble dance" perf ... Read »


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    • Grupo Corpo

    • Grupo Corpo are a Brazilian dance theatre company founded in 1975. The group performs internationally and has been acclaimed by critics. Their routines are particularly known for challenging audience perceptions of ballet and modern dance. Grupo Corpo was created in Belo Horizonte by Paulo Pederneiras. It is a contemp ... Read »


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    • Guapacha (dance)

    • Guapacha pronounced "wapacha", is a modern afro-Cuban partner dance that is a fusion of Cha-cha-cha and hip hop, promoted in 2006 by Strictly Dance Fever TV program. ... Read »


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    • Guaracheros de Regla

    • Guaracheros de Regla was the name of a carnival comparsa of Havana, Cuba. Created by Humberto Medina, known as the Guarachero Mayor. The group started in 1959 in Regla and in 1960 were invited to the Havana carnivals. One of the top dance groups during the 1960s. As was the traditional custom, they started in La Punta ... Read »


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    • Gunchei

    • Gunchei is a type of Central America Garifuna dance in which the men take turns dancing with each woman. "Gunchei" can also refer to the music that is played during the dance. ... Read »


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    • Gurdjieff movements

    • The Gurdjieff movements is a series of sacred dances that were collected or authored by G. I. Gurdjieff and taught to his students as part of the work of self observation and self study. Gurdjieff taught that the movements were not merely calisthenics, exercises in concentration, and displays of bodily coordination an ... Read »


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    • Gusharaveli

    • Gusharaveli, also known as Dumsharaveli or Vallja e Detarëve is an Afro-Albanian dance performed only in Ulcinj, Montenegro. This dance is rarely performed at weddings like other Albanian dances, but is more present in festivals or local holidays. It is believed that the dance originates from a combination of Africa ... Read »


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    • Hamilton House (dance)

    • Hamilton House is the name of a Scottish country dance. The name alludes to the complex and peculiar succession of the Earldom of Selkirk: if the Duke of Hamilton, head of the house, has a younger brother, the earldom passes to the latter rather than to the duke. Thus the Earldom has on three occasions (1885, 1940, 19 ... Read »


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    • Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts

    • The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts is a performing arts center in Spanish Harlem, New York, New York. It provides performance space and instruction in the disciplines of theatre, music, and dance. It has been profiled in People Magazine, The New York Times, New York Daily News and in the public television ... Read »


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    • Harlem Shuffle (dance step)

    • The Harlem Shuffle is a dance maneuver that takes various forms. One form is as a complete line dance, consisting of approximately 25 steps. Other forms may include a simplified two-step followed by a shoulder-brushing motion with the back of the opposite hand. In some respects, the maneuver is an homage to the vibran ... Read »


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    • Headroll (dance)

    • In dance, headroll is an intentional roll of the head around in a semi- or full circle at the end of a turn. Headrolls are often used to embellish simple turns and/or accentuate hits or cues in music. They are commonly practiced in many forms of street dances (e.g. salsa). In partner dancing, one can also lead a follow ... Read »


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    • Headspin

    • A headspin is an athletic move in which a person balances on their head while rotating along the vertical axis of their body, usually without any other form of support. The move is commonly employed in the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira and in breakdancing. Though b-boy Kid Freeze is sometimes credited with having ... Read »


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    • Ida Herion

    • Ida Herion (1876–1959) was a female German dance teacher, who from 1912 ran a dance school in Stuttgart. In the 1920s Herion's students were the subject of two books of photographs, Getanzte Harmonien by Paul Isenfels (1926) and Tanzkunst und Kunsttanz by Max Adolphi and Arno Kettman (1927). Herion's dance schoo ... Read »


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    • Hit Dem Folks

    • Hit Dem Folks is a popular dance involving raising the arms in a 'U' shape while lifting the left or right leg and left thigh. It usually ends with the word "yahh." The dance originated in Columbus, Georgia. ... Read »


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    • Hivinau

    • The hivinau is a dance from Tahiti where the dancers turn in pairs around the orchestra. It is often either the first or the last dance of a dance festival, or used as a transition between two dances. Although an old dance, it is not traditional, the name hivinau probably derived from a yell by the officers of any pas ... Read »


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    • Hollywood-style Lindy Hop

    • Hollywood-style Lindy Hop is a variety of Lindy Hop, an American vernacular dance. It is also sometimes referred to as Dean Collins or Smooth-style, but these terms also sometimes refer to different styles of Lindy Hop. Hollywood is the style reconstructed by Erik Robison and Sylvia Skylar based on movies from 1930s a ... Read »


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    • Hong Kong Ballet

    • The Hong Kong Ballet (香港芭蕾舞團) is one of the classical ballet companies in Asia. The Company was founded in 1979. The Company’s artistic team of over 40 dancers is led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne. The majority of the dancers hail from China while others are from elsewhere in A ... Read »


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    • The House of Love (show)

    • The House of Love is a striptease revue starring Jayne Mansfield. In December 1960, Dunes hotel and casino launched Mansfield's revue The House of Love (produced by Jack Cole, co-starring Hargitay). She received $35,000.00 a week as her salary ($283,346 in 2016 dollars), which was the highest in her career. Her wardrob ... Read »


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    • Humphrey-Weidman

    • Humphrey-Weidman is a modern dance technique consisting of "fall" and "recovery" (losing and regaining equilibrium) that was invented by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. In 1928 Humphrey and Weidman founded a dance school to teach their technique and a dance company to perform it; both were disbanded by Humphrey in ... Read »


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    • Ice Theatre of New York

    • The Ice Theatre of New York is a professional figure skating group that performs modern dance choreography on ice. It was founded in 1984 by Moira North, and is currently based at the Chelsea Piers rink complex in New York City. David Liu was appointed Co-Artistic Director for the 2007-2008 season. The company's former ... Read »


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    • Illuminated dance floor

    • An illuminated dance floor, LED dance floor or disco dance floor is a floor with panels (tiles) which light up with different colours. They are used for dance. They were popularised for disco by the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever which it had gotten inspiration from a floor the director of the movie had seen at "The Cl ... Read »


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    • Imagneto Dance Company

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