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Words Related to Performing Arts - Dance Styles

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folk dance
[noun]
a traditional dance that originates from a specific cultural or ethnic group, often passed down through generations
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ceremonial dance
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a dance performed as a solemn or formal part of a ritual, ceremony, or religious observance
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free dance
[noun]
a form of movement or dance that allows for freedom of expression, creativity, and improvisation
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modern dance
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a contemporary form of dance that rejects traditional narrative and balletic conventions, focusing instead on personal expression, experimentation, and innovation
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historical dance
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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
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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
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partner/group dances for recreation, entertainment, and social interaction in social settings
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street dance
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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
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a lively and energetic style of dance characterized by rhythmic movements, spins, turns, and coordinated footwork
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acrobatic dance
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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
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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
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a type of dance performed on stage for an audience, typically in a formal setting such as a theater or concert hall, and often featuring choreographed routines set to music
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lyrical dance
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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
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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
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a style of dance that combines elements from different cultural or performance dance forms
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interpretive dance
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a style of dance that focuses on conveying emotions, ideas, and stories through movement and expression
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African dance
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a diverse range of traditional and contemporary dance forms that originate from the African continent and its diaspora
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lap dance
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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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