List of dance style categories

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This is a list of the dance style categories. These categories are not mutually exclusive and are context dependent (i.e., a particular dance may belong to several categories).

For older and more region-oriented vernacular dance styles, see this list.

Traditional Jazz / Traditional African-American / Native American[edit]

Dancehall dance[edit]

Experimental / freestyle[edit]

Folk dance[edit]

Balinese traditional dance, legong

Regional dance like in India 1. Mass 2. Rajastani 3. Punjabi 4. Bhangra 5. Dandiya and Garba 6. semi – classical

Street dance[edit]

Hip-Hop Culture

Disco/Electronic dance[edit]


Historical dance[edit]

Liturgical dance[edit]

Participative dance improvisation[edit]

Folk dance[edit]

  • Perafic dance

Concert dance / Performance dance[edit]


Swing dance[edit]

Miscellaneous concert[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Carter, A. (1998) The Routledge Dance Studies Reader. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-16447-8
  • Sharp, C. J. (1924) The dance; an historical survey of dancing in Europe. Rowman and Littlefield . ISBN 0-87471-105-3
  • Thomas, H. (2003) The Body, Dance and Cultural Theory. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-72432-1
  • Feliksdal, B (2003) Modern Tap Dance, ISBN 90-807699-2-4 Bekebooks
  • Feliksdal, B (2004) Jazz Dance Syllabus Jazz, Rhythm, Body and Soul. ISBN 90-807699-4-0 Bekebooks. Amsterdam, The Netherlands,Flamenco
  • Feliksdal, B (2009) Urban Dance-Jazzdans, ISBN 978-90-807699-6-0 Bekebooks. Amsterdam,The Netherlands
  • Shipter Fan, B (2009) "Urban Dance-Jazzdans", Bekebooks. Amsterdam, The Netherlands