List of dance style categories

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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 this list.

Latin / rhythm[edit]

Swing dance[edit]

Hand Jive]]

Traditional Jazz / Traditional African-American[edit]

  • [dixieland|Traditional jazz]
  • [African-American culture|Traditional African-American]
  • [Afro-beat]
  • [Boogie-woogie (dance)|Boogie-woogie]

Modern Jazz

Ballroom dance[edit]

Classical Indian dance[edit]

Traditional Iranian Dance[edit]

Azerbaijani dances[edit]

Experimental / freestyle[edit]

  • Dance de Gauthier
  • Jump up
  • Neonstyle
  • Zeybreak - A mix between Turkish Folkdance and Breaking ( )

Street dance[edit]

Disco / electronic dance[edit]



Historical dance[edit]

liturgical dance[edit]

ethnic dance[edit]

•binanog •inagong •tinambol

folk dance[edit]

Balinese traditional dance, legong

  • Regional Indian Dances
    • Bhangra
    • Dandiya and Garba
    • Thirayattam
    • Mass
    • Punjabi
    • Rajastani
    • Semi–classical
    • Prabhu-cheers dance
    • blessy- dance
    • vijay -dance
    • velu - dance
    • Lavni- dance
  • Chinese Dance
  • Korean Dance



Tap Ballet

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