YINGGE DANCE, CHINA

YINGGE DANCE – CHINA

Yingge is also referred to as “Egnor” and is an East Asian dance from China. The Yingge folk dance is said to have originated in China mainly during the...

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CANARY DANCE, SPAIN

Most Popular Spanish Dances

Get to know the different types of traditional Spanish dances and their origins. The most famous Spanish folk dances are the Flamenco, Canary & Bolero dance. These dances from...

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SAMBA DANCE FROM BRAZIL

Brazilian Samba dance is considered to be ‘Afro-Brazilian’ in origin and is a renowned and very sensual dance style. This ‘Latin American’ dance is said to have originated during...

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Lambada Dance

LAMBADA DANCE – BRAZIL

The Lambada dance is a renowned dance form from Brazil created by fusing elements of ‘forro, salsa, merengue, maxixe, carimbo and Bolivian saya‘. This ‘Latin American’ dance has originated...

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Samba no pé Dance, Brazil

SAMBA DE GAFERIA DANCE- BRAZIL

Created using the energetic “Samba” as a template, is a dance style known as Samba De Gaferia. This “Latin American” dance has originated from Brazil, and is basically a...

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LION DANCE, CHINA

LION DANCE – CHINA

Performed mainly during auspicious events such as wedding ceremonies, business initiation ceremonies, Chinese New Year etc, is an East Asian style of dancing known as the Lion dance. This...

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Tango Dance, Argentina - Uruguay

TANGO DANCE – ARGENTINA/URUGUAY

Included by UNESCO in the Intangible ‘Cultural Heritage list’ is a dance form known as Tango. This ‘Latin American’ dance style is said to have originated around the border...

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KABUKI DANCE, JAPAN

KABUKI DANCE – JAPAN

Comprising elements of “theatre” as well, is dance form originating from Asia known as Kabuki.  This “dance-theatre” is said to have originated from Japan, and is renowned for performers...

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LAKHON CHATRI DANCE, THAILAND

LAKHON CHATRI DANCE – THAILAND

Considered to be extremely “old” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Lakhon Chatri. This “ancient” dance is said to have originated from Central Thailand, and is closely...

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MACULELE DANCE, BRAZIL

MACULELE DANCE – BRAZIL

Performed in a group by forming a circle called “roda” is a South American dance form known as Maculele dance. This “mock stick combat” dance is said to have...

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NOH MAI DANCE, JAPAN

NOH MAI DANCE – JAPAN

Noh Mai Dance is a folk dance from Japan developed during the 13th century. This Asian “theatrical” dance form that originated in Japan is said to have been created...

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LANYTANC DANCE, HUNGARY

LANYTANC DANCE – HUNGARY

Similar to “Karikazo” is a Central European dance known as Lanytanc. This “folk” dance is said to have originated in Hungary, and is performed mainly by women. Furthermore, this...

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SAMAIA DANCE, GEORGIA

SAMAIA DANCE – GEORGIA

Performed mainly by “women” is a Eurasian dance form known as Samaia. This “female” dance is said to have originated in Georgia during the 12th-13th century. Apparently, the word...

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KHORUMI DANCE, GEORGIA

KHORUMI DANCE – GEORGIA

Performed mainly by “males” is a Eurasian dance style known as Khorumi. This “war” dance is said to have originated from a region called Adjara located in Georgia. Initially...

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KALAMATIANOS DANCE, GREECE

KALAMATIANOS DANCE – GREECE

Kalamatianos is extremely “joyful and festive” a Southeast European dance style. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from Greece, and is extremely popular in Cyprus. Apparently, this...

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MAK YONG DANCE, MALAYSIA

MAK YONG DANCE – MALAYSIA

Declared in 2005 by UNESCO as a “Masterpiece Of The Oral And the Intangible Heritage of Humanity” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Mak Yong. This “traditional...

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APACHE DANCE, FRANCE

APACHE DANCE – FRANCE

Closely linked to the “Parisian” street culture is a Western European dance form known as Apache. This highly “dramatic” dance is said to have originated from the streets of...

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OBEREK DANCE, POLAND

OBEREK DANCE – POLAND

“To spin” is what an exuberant East European dance form known as Oberek means when literally translated. This “lively” folk dance is said to have originated from Poland, and...

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SEUNGMU DANCE, KOREA

SEUNGMU DANCE – KOREA

Seungmu dance is created and performed mainly by “Buddhist monks”. This “Buddhist” dance form is said to have originated from South Korea, and is considered to be one of...

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DRAGON DANCE, CHINA

DRAGON DANCE- CHINA

Dragon Dance is a traditional Chinese folk dance mainly performed mainly during festive occasions in a group. This “celebratory” dance from East Asia is said to have originated from...

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TROIKA DANCE, RUSSIA

TROIKA DANCE FROM RUSSIA

Troika or “Trojka” means “THE TRIO”. One man dancing with two women” is the ideal way to describe the Troika Dance, a “Eurasian” folk dance form. This “partner” dance...

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