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

History of Spanish Dance: The phrase “Spanish dance” immediately brings to mind images of flamenco, with its pounding feet, strumming guitars, and vibrant costumes. While many people associate Spain...

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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 FROM BRAZIL

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

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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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Merengue Dance Music and History

Describing Merengue dance and music The Dominican Republic gave birth to the genre of music known as “Merengue,” and the two are closely related. Merengue, a musical genre and...

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Freestyle Dancing for Men and Women

What is Freestyle dancing? Freestyle dancing, also known as dance improvisation, is when your body moves haphazardly. This implies that you are simply moving, not performing a choreography. Freestyle...

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Salsa Dance Costume Ideas

If you ask us which dance costume is the most comfortable for salsa dance, we will say the traditional salsa dress: the flattering style, the great silhouette, and the...

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