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List of dance styles

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This is a list of dance categories, different types, styles, or genres of dance.

For older and more region-oriented vernacular dance styles, see List of ethnic, regional, and folk dances by origin.


Most popular styles: tap, lyrical, and jazz

Belly dance[edit]

Ceremonial dance[edit]

Disco / Soul dance[edit]

Free and improvised dance[edit]

Historical dance[edit]

Latin dance / Rhythm[edit]

Novelty and fad dances[edit]

Social dance[edit]

Street dance / Electronic dance[edit]

Swing dance[edit]



  1. ^ [1] Retrieved 26 April 2023
  2. ^ Popcorn Retrieved 4 May 2023

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, Netherlands
  • Shipter Fan, B (2009) "Urban Dance-Jazzdans", Bekebooks. Amsterdam, Netherlands