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Dance Name

Origin

Date

Creator / Choreographer

Note: See Also

Baby Polka n/a c.1880s Francois Paul Polka
Baboon Baby Dance USA 1910s n/a Ragtime Dance
Babrile n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bacchanale France? 1600s? n/a n/a
Bacchanalia Greece/Rome c.186 B.C. Three Followers of the Jolly God Bacchus Bracelet, Hymenaea, Labyrinth, Pyrrhic, War
Bacchu-Ber Celtic n/a n/a Armed Dance, Pyrrhic, Sword Dance, War
Back Bay Shuffle USA 1940s n/a Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Swing, West Coast Swing,
Baile Guatemala ?1600s? n/a n/a
Baile Con Corte' Buenos Aires 18/1900's Maurice Mouvet Tango
Bailes llanos ó tonadillas Castille, Spain n/a n/a n/a
Baixa Portugal 1600s? n/a Chacola, Mouresca, Villão, Fado
Baksimba Uganda n/a Royal dance of Baganda n/a
Balance Waltz n/a 1870's? aka: Two-Step Fox-trot, Two-Step, Waltz, Walzen,
Balboa Newport, CA. 1930's-1980 Rendezvous Ballroom. Named after the Balboa Pavillion across from Balboa Island. Balboa Hop, Flea-Hop, Bal ,Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Shag, West Coast Swing
Ballet Italy & France 1448 Baltazarini di Belgioioso Baroque, Ballo, Catherine De Medici, Comique de la reine-1581, Louis XIV, Horse, Opera,
Ballin' The Jack USA 1890 Rail Workers, Darktown Follies Baltimore Buzz, Big Apple, Danny Kaye, Eagle Rock, Rail Road Songs, Swing, Truckin
Balmoral, the n/a 1800s? aka: the Scotch Schottische, Highland Schottische Couples dance, basically a Schottische
Ballo Crete n/a (Crete Originally), Ballizo, Cretan Sousta, Greece,
Ballo Italy 1470 Carnival Songs via Heinrich Issak Balli, Ballet, Balleti, Balletto, Basse, Mime, Pantomime, Piva, Quaternaria, Saltarello, Spectacles,
Balloon Foxtrot ? 1922 n/a Foxtrot
Ballroom Hula Hawaii 1949- Don Wallace Hukilau
Baltimore, The USA? 1910s n/a n/a
Baltimore Buzz Harlem 1921 (also: Baltimore Buzz song by James P. Johnson) Ballin' The Jack, Eubie Blake, Boogie-Walks, Shorty George, Truckin,
Bambi Polka USA 1941? n/a Polka
Bambuco Columbia 1920s Columbian Mestizos Native & Ballroom dance. Bambuca, Rhumba, Samba, Waltz
Bamboula Dance Africa? 1880s? n/a (Place Congo?) Babouille, Bamboo Drum, Calinda, Chacta, Congo, Counjaille, Juba, Voodoo
Banana Dance Paris 1925 Josephine Baker Bubble, Fan, Risque, Scarf
Banana Peel Glide USA 1913 Danced Like slipping one foot on a Banana Peel. Introduced at the once famous Ragged Edge Clubin the east. Texas Tommy, Horse Trot, Reno Glide, Tango Dream, Luncheon Lurch etc.
Banancello Italy 1911   Modified One Step, Rolling Motion
Banda trinidad n/a n/a Oleke, Shake Dance, Shimmy
Barbary Coast Dance San Francisco 1914 Gaiety Theatre (Rosey Posey Girls) Burlesque, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear
Barn Dance Scotland 1860-1899 aka: Pas de Quartre. Also slight popularity in 1910 in USA. see square dance. Cotillion, Jig, Quadrille, Round, Virginia Essence, Virginia Reel
Baris, The Balinese n/a n/a Pyrrhic, Spirit, War,
Basket of Fans England 1800s? Fan filled basket, fan picked by chosen Dancer Cascaron
Basse Danse Italy 14/1600 n/a Ballet, Galliard, Hautes, Le Branle, Saltarello, Stately
Bataclán Argentina n/a derived from the Ba-Ta-Clan of Persia Bataclana (dancer), Tango
Batugue Portugal? c.1500s solo Afro-Brazillian circle dance Lundu, Sarabande, Piva, Sama, Jacara, Samba
Bavarian Folk Dance Germany ?? ?? ??
Bayadères India n/a n/a Oriental Religious dance. Augusta, Ballet, Kathak, Charles Simon Catel (1773-1830)
Bayan Brazil n/a related to the Samba Samba
Beatle Bounce USA 1960s 1960's Fad Dance See 5/1964 Ballroom Dance Mag
Beaver Dance USA 1600- Blackfeet Indians n/a
Beckett Marta 1930s now owns Amargosa Opera House - Death Valley Ballet
Bee, The Egyptian 1800's portrays being stung by a bee. n/a
Beguine, The So. America 1900's? n/a (now a variation of the Foxtrot)
Belly Dance Cadiz? 500's AD n/a Burlesque, Cancan, Danse du ventre, Exotic, Hootchy, Kathak, Oriental, Rak Sharki, Raks, Salome, Strip,
Berceuse England c.1910s n/a aka: Cradle Boston, Drop Step, Long Boston, One Step Waltz, Philadelphia,
Bergamasca Bergamo 1569 n/a Round Dance, Midsummer Nights Dream
Berlin, The Germany 1888 M.B. Gilbert (Polka & Galop Mix), Pas de Quatre, Alsacian
Bernie Dance, the Hollywood 1989 from "Weekend at Bernies" film. Exagerated leaning back & waving of arms, stylized Bernie walk, whipping head motions. Freestyle Gimmick dance, Movin Like Bernie song, Nini Dance
Besola French? 1700s? Lucretia Borgia danced this n/a
Betsy Ross Dance New York? 1903? n/a Little Anita, Silent Film, Garter
Bhangra Punjab, India n/a Indian Punjabi Baisakhi festival. Giddha, Jhummer,
Bharata Natyam India ?400 B.C Sage Bharata Belly, Bhatki, Ethnic, Hula, Kathak, Lord Brahma, Veda, Veil, Mythology, Oriental, Sadir, Shiva,
Big Apple So. Carolina 1936 Big Apple Night Club Square Dance, Lindy, Suzy-Q, truckin', Shag
Black Bottom New Orleans 1919 Perry Bradford or Alberta Hunter Ann Pennington, Grizzly Bear, Charleston
Black Crow Dance USA c.1893 1893 - Kirmess Opera House danced by Miss Austin
Black Out Stroll USA 1940's Tommy Conner n/a
Blues trot, The USA 1924 n/a Clifford trot, Foxtrot, Horse Trot, Turkey trot
Bocane, The Austria? 1670 Dance Master Bocan 2/4, sedate couple dance, Bocan was teacher to Charles I of England, & Anne of Austria
Bolero, The Spain & Cuba 1780 Zerezo Spains national dance. Cuban Bolero, Spanish Bolero,
Boll Weevil USA 1930s? Basically a walking fwd and slight shifting direction on heels Swing Dance, Truckin', Boogie Woogie, Suzy-Q
Boll Weevil Wiggle Tunica, Mississippi 1915s dance of the "Negro Cotton Pickers". Introduced in Georgia combination of the Grizzly Bear, Chicken Slide and the Waltz
Bomba, La Puerto-Rico n/a named after a Wooden Drum see La Bomba
Bonfire Dance n/a n/a aka: Rince Mór na Tine Circle dance, Ceili dance, St. John's Eve, Virginia Reel,
Boogaloo USA 1960s n/a Pachanga
Boogie Woogie USA 1930's Pinetop Smith Jitterbug, West Coast Swing,
Boogie-Woogie Maxixe USA 1944 Gil Rodin Boogie Woogie, Maxixe
Boomps-A-Daisy England 1939 Dorothy Newman Crooper (Creator). Introduced in Washington, DC. Annette Mills (wrote Words). Done in Waltz Time. You got to bump posteriors. Lambeth Walk, Chestnutt Tree.
Boopsie-Doodle USA? 1940's? n/a Bump, La Conga, Swing
Bop USA 1950/60 n/a C. Parker, fifties dance, Jitterbug, Minton's, Swing,
Bossa Nova Brazil 1950s Joe Lanza n/a
Bostella, La New York 1950's Killer Joe Piro n/a
Boston Dip n/a c.1880s Russ B. Walker Boston Trot, Boston
Boston Fancy Boston 1800s n/a New England Country Dance
Boston Hop n/a 1912 n/a Bunny Hug, TurkeyTrot, Boston Dip etc.
Boston Stomp n/a c1927 n/a Marty Hogan
Boston Trot n/a 1909 n/a Boston Dip, Boston
Boston Two-Step London? 1908 Tom Walton Boston Fancy, Boston Waltz, Two Step, Texas Two Step,
Boston, Walking n/a 1910s n/a A One Step Waltz
Boston Waltz Boston, MA. 1834 Lorenz Papanti (aka: American Waltz), Landler, Valse
Boulevard Glide USA 1909 Composer: Reginald de Koven
Aeroplane Glide, Broadway Glide, Gaby Glide, Gilda Glide, Jazzbo Glide
Bouffons, Les
(Saltatio mimicorum)
Ancient Greek Dance (modern 1800s) Sword Dance
Battle, Canaries, Courant, Galliard, Pantomime, Renaissance dance, Salic dance, War dance,
Boulangère, La (The Baker) Dunkirk, France 1800s Similar to De Coverly End Dance, Court, Quadrilles
Bourrée d'Auvergne Auvergne 1565 Margarite de Naverre? see: pas de Bourree. Branle de Sabots, Minuet, Montagnardes, Polka, trescone.
Bowery Tap USA 1920s? n/a n/a
Bracelet Greece n/a n/a Bacchanalia, Hymenaea, Labyrinth, Pyrrhic,
Brandons, La danse des Germany 1800s? aka: dimanche des Brandons Done on the 1st Sunday of Lent
Branle, le France 1445 aka: Conje' Basse, Brawl, Charleston, Conje', Quadrilles
Brazilian Tango Brazil? 1910? aka: Maxixe Maxixe, Mouvet, Castles
Breakaway USA 1920's n/a Lindy Hop, Swing, Mooch, Texas Tommy
Break Dance USA 1980 James Brown n/a
Break Down Old South 1890's n/a Cakewalk, Ballin' The Jack, Baltimore Buzz, Black Bottom
Breban France n/a aka: Pas de Brabant or Saltarello n/a
Brother Low Down n/a 1924 n/a Ballin' The Jack, Breakdown, Lowdown, Real Lowdown,
Broadway, The USA 1937? A Murray (Lets Swing It) n/a
Broadway Glide USA 1912 Composer: Bert Grant
Aeroplane Glide, Boulevard Glide, Gaby Glide, Gilda Glide, Jazzbo Glide etc.
Bubble Dance USA 1930's Sally Rand ? Fan Dance, Scarf Dance, Veil Dance
Buchaechum Fan Dance Korea n/a ~ Joseon Dynasty, Shamanic Dance, Fan Dance, jokduri
Buck Dance Lancashire 1830s see Buck and Wing. Buck and Wing, Clog, Jig, Juba, Tap
Buck and Wing Appalachian Mountains 1800's ?? James McIntyre ?? Buck, Clog, Juba, Pigeon, Tap,
Bull Frog's Glide, The USA 1900s n/a Ballin' The Jack, Buzzin the Bee, Baltimore Buzz
Bull Frog Hop USA 1908 Perry Bradford Black Bottom, Charleston, Jazzbo Glide, Possum trot, Scratch the Gravel, Seven Year Itch, Shimmy
Buena Vista Tango n/a 1910 n/a American, Andalusan, Habanera, Maxixe, Milonga, Tango,
Bumbishay New Orleans? 1890s? aka: Fanny Bump 1895 Pas Ma La Song Mentions
Bunny Hug San Francisco 1911 Fairmont Hotel Grizzly Bear, Texas Tommy, Turkey trot, Two-step
Bunny Hop San Francisco 1953 High School in S.F. Chicken Dance, Hokey-Pokey, La Conga
Bunny Hop, the ?? 2000 DJ Lil Man - Bunny Hop (clip on other Bunny Hop page) Hip Hop, DJ Call dance, Solo /Group
Butterfly (novelty dance), the London? 1908 Created by Mme. Adele Collier. became popular in 1909 replaced the Barn Dance. Used English (side by side dance position like Peabody)
Butterfly Dance Japan? n/a Samoans? Buyoo
Buyoo Japan n/a Classical Japanese dance Butterfly Dance
Buzz, the ?? 1910's (Like in Bee) Eccentric Dancers: Buzzin' Burton, Sparrow Harris
Buzzard Dance W. Africa n/a a circle dance, Imitating the bird the Buzzard Lope may have derived from this dance
Buzzard Lope Sunbury, GA 1880s? In Dahomey? Eagle Rock, Mime, Peck, Walk
Buzzin' the Bee USA 1900s n/a Ballin' the Jack, Baltimore Buzz, etc
Byrd Hop USA c.1914 named after Commander Richard Byrd Al Smith Hop, Lindy Hop, Earhardt Hop, Flea Hop


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