Dance Styles

There are many different styles of dances. Different dance styles come from different parts of the world and they are all so different. Some dances are done with a partner and some dances you can do by yourself. There are even dances that you can do with a group. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, everyone likes to dance. What ever style your body wants to move to is the style for you. Here are just a few of those dance styles.

Ballroom dance are dances that you do with a partner. Ballroom dance is done by people from all over the world. Some of the dances in this category is the chahaha, the foxtrot, samba, the tango, and the waltz. There are a lot more but these are just a few.



Latin Dance is a type of ballroom dance that started in Latin American. This dance category includes many different dance steps such as Bachata, Cha Cha, Corridos, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba, Salsa, just to name a few. There a lot more dance steps that fall into this category.

Street dance is a style of dance that started outside dance studios. People would dance in any open area that they can find. They would dance in the streets, school yards, parties, parks, and clubs and raves.

Hip-hop dance is a street-style dance mostly performed to hip-hop music. Hip Hop dance includes several different styles, such a breakdancing and b-boying,

Breakdancing is more of a high energy athletic style of dance. Break dancing includes athletic moves like spinning on your head, or hands and knees, and creative footwork. Breakdancing Started in New York City in the 60s that evolved from martial arts moves created by street gangs. The moves were originally created for self defense but turned into the moves that make up breakdancing.

Popping is a style of street dance. It is a dance style that came from Fresno, California in the early 70s. Popping is when you create jerking motions in your body by quickly contracting your muscles. That motion is what is referred to as popping. It is done in a continuous motion to the tempo of a song.

Electronic dance includes several different dance styles and primarily done to electronic music. Some of these dances include shuffling, cutting shapes, and the robot. Shuffling is a rave style dance that originated in the united kingdom in the 80s. The robot dance is basically just making movements as if you were a robot.

These are just a few dance styles, but there are a lot more. And new dance styles are being created all the time. Each new dance style evolves from older dance styles. Dancers get their inspiration from other dancers. Whatever your dance style is, just feel the rhythm and get out there and move you body.



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