Vocabulary Builder Course
Ballet is a classical type of dance
Ballroom dance includes many styles such as waltz, tango, foxtrot, swing dance, samba, rumba, cha-cha, and mambo
Belly dance is a Middle Eastern style of dance, which focuses on movements of the torso, abdomen and hips
Breakdancing is an acrobatic style of dancing that is associated with hip-hop music
Modern or contemporary dance mixes elements of traditional ballet with other styles and new innovations
Salsa dancing has strong Latin American influence, especially from Cuba and Puerto Rico
Samba originated in Brazil and is famous for appearing in the Brazilian Carnival
Tango is a close partner dance that originated in Argentina
Tap dancers use special shoes to make percussive rhythms when their feet hit the floor.
The category “folk dance” includes traditional dances that are part of a culture, danced by ordinary people, and usually learned in community.
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