Dance Styles

Can you name the dance styles?

This dance alternates long and short steps in quadruple time
Modern, free-flowing and often performed barefoot
Wide, open hands are a popular characteristic
Ballroom style with long pauses and no rise-and-fall
National dance of Brazil
The technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body
Latin style where the feet move only on the 2nd and 4th beats
Hawaiian indigenous dance
Partners represent the matador and his cape
Italian folk dance said to be the result of a spider bite
Famous dancers in this style include Nureyev and Pavlova
Similar to a slow rumba, this style was popularized by a Cole Porter song
Hip-Hop style, developed by Christopher 'Lil' C' Tolern
Middle Eastern style famous for its gyrations
French style involving high kicks while holding up the skirt
Variations include the Slow, Mexican, Country Western and Viennese
Polish round dance, performed in 3/4 time
Slow expressive type of jazz that incorporates ballet technique
National dance resembling tap with high kicks
Swing dance style, famous for its aerials
The Electric Slide, Macarena and Hustle are all examples
Spanish style; characterized by precise, syncopated hand-claps and foot-stomps
Originated in nightclubs during the 70's
Fast-paced 1920s dance characterized by energetic kicking
Common steps include the buffalo and shuffle
Dancers pass under a horizontal pole
Dance performed by a group in a single line
Afro-Brazillian combative dance
Based on a Ukrainian folk dance and featured in The Nutcracker
Jewish circle dance
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