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History of Dancing

The History of Dance

A brief dance history of ballroom, breakdance, country, fad, flamenco, hiphop, jazz and Latin dance, salsa, swing, tango and western.

  • Argentine Tango - history of Argentine Tango and Milonga.
  • Argentine Tango History - Milonga and Argentine Tango history by Mike Higgins
  • Ballet History - Into a fantasy world: A history of ballet (offsite: CBC)
  • Breakdance - traces the origins of break dance.
  • Cha Cha - history of cha cha.
  • Clogging - clog dancing or clogging, as it is sometimes known, takes its origins from square dancing. This is not where or how clogging began however.
  • Disco - history of disco dancing.
  • Flamenco and the Spanish Gypsy - History of Flamenco Dance & Music.
  • Foxtrot - history of foxtrot.
  • Hip Hop - history of hip-hop dance.
  • Hip Hop - history of hip hop, rapping, graffiti and b-boying.
  • Hula and Tahitian Dance
  • Hustle - History of hustle dancing and New York Hustle.
  • Irish Dancing - Irish Dance Style Stands Alone
  • Jazz - history of jazz dancing.
  • Mambo - history of mambo.
  • Merengue - history of merengue dancing.
  • Peabody - history of peabody.
  • Polka - history of polka.
  • Rumba - history of rumba dancing.
  • Salsa - history of salsa dancing and music.
  • Samba - history of samba.
  • Swing - history of swing dance and Lindy Hop.
  • Tango - history of tango dancing.
  • Twist - history of the twist.
  • Waltz - history of waltz dance.
  • Western - history of country western dancing - two step, cowboy waltz, western swing and polka.

See also:

History of Dance Video

Evolution of Dance by Judson Laipply. The funniest 6 minute dance history video you will ever see!
Tap Dance History DVD

Dance Articles - Ballet, Ballroom, Tango, Tap, Disco, Hustle

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Links to other web sites with History of Dancing:

  • Don Herbison-Evans - History of Modern Ballroom Dances: Modern Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep.
  • History of Ballet - How ballet evolved from the courts of Renaissance Italy to the revival of interest in the 1960s.
  • Polka History

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