Types of Dances
Terms in this set (18)
Spanish dance performed in 3/4 time; features sudden pauses and sharp turns; accompanied by castanets and guitar music. Illustrates passion and love.
Shares a name with a song by Maurice Ravel.
Theatrical Spanish dance where the man is portrayed is the matador and the woman is the cape in a bullfight; literally translates to "double step"
Ballroom dance in double time that includes slow walking steps, quick running steps and two steps. Took its name from vaudeville star who popularized the dance, Harry _____.
A signature dance of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.
Popular dance of the 1920s; popularized in the Broadway show "Runnin' Wild". Probably evolved from African-American challenge dances called "Juba" and was popular amongst the "flappers" of the 1920s.
4/4 time, done to jazz or ragtime music; kicking feet back and forth and swaying arms; kicking feet upward and slapping them with hands.
Could be done solo, pairs, or in groups.
Jazz dance of the 1920s and 30s -- also popular during the swing era of the 40s. Possibly an evolution of the Charleston.
Features the breakaway, when dance partners separate to improvise movement before coming back together.
A strenuous dance performed to quick-tempo swing or jazz music and consisting of various two-step patterns embellished with twirls and sometimes acrobatic maneuvers.
Performed primarily to swing or boogie-woogie.
A Latin American dance performed at a moderately slow, walk-like tempo in 4/4 meter; originated in Argentina and Uruguay.
Steps alternate from long/smooth & short/snappy; torsos remain rigid; passionate and sensual.
A lively couples dance from Spain; usually in triple meter (3/4 time), traditionally accompanied by guitars and castanets or hand-clapping.
A Spanish art-form made of 3 parts: guitar, song, and dance. Originated in southern Spain. Features hand-clapping & foot-stomping.
Polish folk dance in triple meter (3/4 time), usually at a lively tempo, and with "strong accents unsystematically placed on the second or third beat."
A Bohemian (think Czech Republic) folk dance in duple time (2/2 or 4/4 time) with a hop on the fourth beat
A slow, stately social dance in 3/4 time for groups of couples, originating in 17th-century France; a movement in 3/4 time that is usually the third, but sometimes the second, of a four-movement symphony or string quartet
Title referring to the very small steps.
A square dance popular in the 18th and 19th century Europe & colonies; made up of five or six patterns for four couples in a rectangle.
A very lively, syncopated dance with two beats in a bar in which a set of percussion instruments provides the foundation.
It originated in Brazil
An Afro-Cuban dance that became popular in the United States during the early 1930s. Slow-quick-quick.
It is an International style ballroom dance that follows a 2/4 or 4/4 time beat, the fast version of the Foxtrot.
Slow, stately Renaissance processional court dance in duple meter (2/2 or 4/4 time); often performed to open a ball or party -- intended to showcase the fancy clothes of guests.
Consisted of forward and backward steps; the dancers rose onto the balls of their feet and swayed from side to side as the rotated around the room.
Often paired with the galliard.
An 18th-century, elaborate French ballroom dance with frequent changes of partner.
Today refers to a ball at which young ladies are presented to society.
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