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folk dance
/fˈoʊk dˈæns/
noun
a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
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ceremonial dance
/sˌɛɹɪmˈoʊnɪəl dˈæns/
noun
a dance that is part of a religious ritual
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free dance
/fɹˈiː dˈæns/
noun
a form of movement or dance that allows for freedom of expression, creativity, and improvisation
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modern dance
/mˈɑːdɚn dˈæns/
noun
a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings
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historical dance
/hɪstˈɔːɹɪkəl dˈæns/
noun
the practice of recreating or performing traditional dance styles, steps, and costumes from past eras or historical periods, often as a form of cultural preservation or artistic representation
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Latin dance
/lˈætɪn dˈæns/
noun
a variety of dance styles that originated in Latin American countries and are characterized by rhythmic, energetic movements and often accompanied by Latin music genres
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social dance
/sˈoʊʃəl dˈæns/
noun
partner/group dances for recreation, entertainment, and social interaction in social settings
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street dance
/stɹˈiːt dˈæns/
noun
a style of dance that emerged from street and hip-hop cultures, characterized by diverse and improvisational movements, often performed in informal settings or on the streets
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swing
/ˈswɪŋ/
noun
a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
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acrobatic dance
/ˌækɹəbˈæɾɪk dˈæns/
noun
a style of dance that combines elements of dance and acrobatics, incorporating flips, aerials, tumbling, and other athletic movements into choreography
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contemporary dance
/kəntˈɛmpɚɹˌɛɹi dˈæns/
noun
a modern style of dance that emphasizes creative expression, fluidity of movement, and versatility, often incorporating elements from various dance styles and techniques
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concert dance
/kˈɑːnsɜːt dˈæns/
noun
a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
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lyrical dance
/lˈɪɹɪkəl dˈæns/
noun
a style of dance that combines elements of ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance, characterized by expressive and emotional movements set to lyrical music, often conveying a narrative or story
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ecstatic dance
/ɛkstˈæɾɪk dˈæns/
noun
a free-form, uninhibited style of dance that encourages self-expression and connection with music, often in a non-judgmental and non-verbal space
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fusion dance
/fjˈuːʒən dˈæns/
noun
a style of dance that combines elements from different cultural or performance dance forms
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interpretive dance
/ɪntˈɜːpɹɪtˌɪv dˈæns/
noun
a form of modern dance in which the dancer's movements depict an emotion or tell a story
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African dance
/ˈæfɹɪkən dˈæns/
noun
a diverse range of traditional and contemporary dance forms that originate from the African continent and its diaspora
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lap dance
/lˈæp dˈæns/
noun
a type of erotic or exotic dance performance typically performed by a dancer who straddles or sits on the lap of a seated patron or audience member
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