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reel
/ˈɹiɫ/
noun
a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
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polka
/ˈpoʊkɑ/, /ˈpoʊɫkɑ/
noun
a fast couple dance in duple time that was developed in Bohemia in the 19th century
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jig
/ˈdʒɪɡ/
noun
any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
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Cham dance
/tʃˈæm dˈæns/
noun
a traditional masked dance performed in Tibet and Bhutan, often associated with Buddhist religious ceremonies
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hornpipe
/ˈhɔɹnpaɪp/
noun
a British solo dance performed by sailors
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highland fling
/hˈaɪlənd flˈɪŋ/
noun
a vigorous Scottish reel
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gavotte
/ɡˈævɑːt/
noun
an old formal French dance in quadruple time
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morris dance
/mˈɔːɹɪs dˈæns/
noun
any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume
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tarantella
/tˌæɹɐntˈɛlə/
noun
a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
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Schuhplattler
/ʃˈuːplætlɚ/
noun
a traditional Bavarian folk dance characterized by slapping the thighs, knees, and shoes in a rhythmic pattern
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Hopak
/hˈɑːpæk/
noun
a Ukrainian folk dance known for its energetic and acrobatic movements, typically performed by male dancers
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Irish stepdance
/ˈaɪɹɪʃ stˈɛpdəns/
noun
a traditional dance style from Ireland characterized by fast footwork, precise movements, and rhythmic patterns, often performed in solo or group settings
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Horon
/hˈoːɹɑːn/
noun
a traditional folk dance from the Black Sea region of Turkey known for its energetic and fast-paced movements
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dirk dance
/dˈɜːk dˈæns/
noun
a traditional Scottish dance performed with a dirk, which is a type of Scottish dagger
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ritual dance
/ɹˈɪtʃuːəl dˈæns/
noun
a dance that is part of a religious ritual
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prophetic dance
/pɹɑːfˈɛɾɪk dˈæns/
noun
a form of expressive movement often associated with religious or spiritual practices, where dancers interpret and express messages or prophecies through their movements
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liturgical dance
/lɪtˈɜːdʒɪkəl dˈæns/
noun
a form of dance performed as part of a religious or worship ceremony with specific liturgical elements and symbolism
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haka
/hˈɑːkə/
noun
a traditional Maori dance characterized by vigorous movements, chanting, and facial expressions, often performed as a ceremonial challenge or war dance
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kagura
/kæɡjˈʊɹə/
noun
a Japanese ritual dance performed as an offering to the gods, often involving music, chanting, and elaborate costumes
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war dance
/wˈɔːɹ dˈæns/
noun
a ceremonial dance performed before a battle or after a victory
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egg dance
/ˈɛɡ dˈæns/
noun
a traditional dance where dancers perform intricate footwork while balancing eggs on spoons or other objects
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country-dance
/kˈʌntɹidˈæns/
noun
a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
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Red River jig
/ɹˈɛd ɹˈɪvɚ dʒˈɪɡ/
noun
a type of Canadian Métis dance characterized by lively fiddle music and intricate footwork
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rhumba
/ɹˈʌmbə/
noun
a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
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furlana
/fɜːlˈɑːnə/
noun
a traditional Italian folk dance originating from the Friuli region, often performed in a circle with lively music and intricate footwork
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contredanse
/kˈɑːntɹɪdˌæns/
noun
a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
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Dashing White Sergeant
/dˈæʃɪŋ wˈaɪt sˈɑːɹdʒənt/
noun
a Scottish country dance performed in sets of six dancers with various formations and lively steps to traditional Scottish music
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Ecossaise
/ˌiːkoʊsˈeɪz/
noun
a lively and fast-paced Scottish country dance characterized by quick steps, formations, and movements typically performed to traditional Scottish music
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Gay Gordons
/ɡˈeɪ ɡˈoːɹdənz/
noun
a traditional Scottish dance that originated in the early 20th century
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ghost dance
/ɡˈoʊst dˈæns/
noun
a religious dance of Native Americans looking for communication with the dead
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gopak
/ɡˈɑːpæk/
noun
a traditional Ukrainian dance characterized by its lively and energetic movements, typically performed by male dancers with acrobatic leaps and kicks
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hoedown
/ˈhoʊˌdaʊn/
noun
a lively and energetic dance, often associated with country or folk music, typically characterized by stomping, clapping, and lively movements, often performed in a group or line formation
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hula
/ˈhuɫə/
noun
a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
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jitterbug
/ˈdʒɪtɝˌbəɡ/
noun
a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
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kazachok
/kˈæzɐkˌɑːk/
noun
a lively Ukrainian or Russian dance with energetic movements performed by male dancers
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lancers
/ˈɫænsɝz/
noun
a quadrille for 8 or 16 couples
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landler
/ˈɫændɫɝ/
noun
a moderately slow Austrian country dance in triple time; involves spinning and clapping
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polonaise
/ˌpɑɫəˈneɪz/
noun
a piece of music for a slow Polish dance in moderate ³/₄ time that was popular in the 19th century
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pyrrhic
/ˈpɪɹɪk/
noun
an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare
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rumba
/ɹˈʌmbə/
noun
a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
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schottische
/skˈɑːɾɪstʃ/
noun
a German round dance resembling a slow polka
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snake dance
/snˈeɪk dˈæns/
noun
a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked
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strathspey
/stɹˈæθspi/
noun
music that is set to a Scottish slow dance in quadruple time, similar to a reel
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sword dance
/sˈoːɹd dˈæns/
noun
any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
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virginia reel
/vɜːdʒˈɪniə ɹˈiːl/
noun
an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines
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clogging
/ˈkɫɑɡɪŋ/, /ˈkɫɔɡɪŋ/
noun
a style of percussive dance characterized by rhythmic footwork, often performed to traditional folk or country music
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stick dance
/stˈɪk dˈæns/
noun
a type of dance that involves the use of sticks or poles as props or percussion instruments, often seen in cultural or folk dances from various regions around the world
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