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Words Related to Performing Arts - Latin and Social Dance

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samba
[noun]
a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
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salsa
[noun]
a Latin dance with rhythmic movements, intricate footwork, and hip movements, typically danced in pairs to salsa music
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quebradita
[noun]
a lively Mexican dance with energetic movements, fast footwork, and acrobatic lifts, typically performed to traditional Mexican music
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flamenco
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a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet
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mambo
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a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
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bolero
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a spanish dance that involves intricate footwork and graceful, flirtatious movements
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bossa nova
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a Brazilian dance style characterized by its smooth, relaxed movements and rhythmic sway, often performed to bossa nova music
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fandango
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a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets
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bachata
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a sensual Latin dance from the Dominican Republic with hip movements, close partner connection, and rhythmic footwork, typically danced to bachata music
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cha-cha-cha
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a modern ballroom dance from Latin America; small steps and swaying movements of the hips
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cumbia
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a Latin dance style characterized by its lively rhythm, typically danced in pairs or groups with rhythmic steps and hip movements, originating from Colombia
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forro
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a Brazilian dance style with energetic movements, typically danced in pairs with close partner connection, and accompanied by accordion, triangle, and zabumba drum rhythms
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tango
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a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
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Argentine tango
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a passionate and dramatic dance style with intricate footwork, close embrace, and improvisational nature, typically danced to tango music with distinctive rhythms and melodies
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merengue
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a lively couple dance or its music that is originated in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, popular all over the Latin America
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sandungueo
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a provocative dance style from Puerto Rico with suggestive movements, often involving grinding and twerking motions, typically danced to reggaeton or Latin urban music with explicit lyrics
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acrobatic rock and roll
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an athletic dance style that combines rock and roll music with acrobatics and lifts, characterized by high-energy movements, tricks, and lifts, typically performed in pairs or teams in competition settings
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solo dance
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an individual dance performance without a partner, characterized by self-expression, creativity, and personal interpretation of the music
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partner dance
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a coordinated style of dance performed by two or more individuals, characterized by shared connection, lead-and-follow dynamics, and synchronized footwork
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group dance
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synchronized dance performed by a group with coordinated choreography, formation changes, and group dynamics
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circle dance
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a traditional or folk dance where participants hold hands and dance in a circular formation
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round dance
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a ballroom dance characterized by revolving movement
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ballroom dance
[noun]
any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
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line dance
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a type of social dance where a group of individuals perform synchronized dance movements in a line or row, often to a specific piece of music
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waltz
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a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat
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mixer dance
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a social dance style characterized by participants frequently changing partners and dancing with multiple individuals throughout the course of the dance event
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Texas Tommy
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a vintage partnered swing dance that originated in the early 20th century, characterized by dynamic movements, spins, and intricate footwork
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Big Apple
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a high-energy group dance that emerged in African American communities in Harlem, New York City during the swing era, featuring solo jazz movements and improvisation
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Yankee Dutch crossing
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a dance is executed with 16 dancers arranged in a 4-by-4 square formation, comprising of 8 couples
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cancan
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a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line
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foxtrot
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a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences
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quadrille
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a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
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quickstep
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a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps
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two-step
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a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
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Chicago stepping
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a partner dance that originated in African American communities in Chicago, characterized by smooth footwork, synchronized movements, and rhythmic patterns
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jazz dance
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a genre of dance characterized by improvisation, syncopated rhythms, and expressive movements, often influenced by African American music
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reel
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an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines
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square dance
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American country dancing in which couples form squares
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bunny hug
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a syncopated ballroom dance formerly popular in the US
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cachucha
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a lively Spanish dance characterized by its fast tempo, intricate footwork, and castanet accompaniment
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lambada
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a fast-paced, sensual Brazilian dance that originated in the 1980s, known for its close body contact, flowing movements, and catchy music
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carioca
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a lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba
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conga
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a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file
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cotillion
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a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century
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habanera
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a Cuban dance in duple time
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macarena
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a popular Spanish dance and song that gained worldwide fame in the 1990s, characterized by its catchy melody, simple dance steps, and hand gestures performed in a line dance formation
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twist
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social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
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paso doble
[noun]
a ballroom dance in fast duple time
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contact improvisation
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a dance form involving physical contact and partnering, using shared points of contact to create spontaneous movements through weight-sharing, momentum, and improvisation
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farandole
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a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures
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formation dance
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a synchronized style of dance performed by a group of dancers maintaining a specific arrangement on the dance floor
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one-step
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an early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot
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beguine
[noun]
a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
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Boston
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a slow gliding variation of the waltz that emerged in the late 19th century, characterized by smooth movements and typically danced in 3/4 time
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apache dance
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a violent fast dance in French vaudeville (an apache is a member of the French underworld)
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bump
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a popular dance style introduced in the 1970s in the United States, involving partners, typically one male and one female, bumping their hips to the beat of the music
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barn dance
[noun]
a dance party featuring country dancing
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country dance
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a genre of social dance that originated in rural regions, typically involving group dances performed to traditional country or folk music
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bugg
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a lively partner dance that originated in Sweden and is characterized by playful, bouncy movements, typically danced to fast-paced music
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hand dancing
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a smooth partner dance with intricate footwork and elaborate hand movements, originating from African American communities
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