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'B' Dance Name ▼▲ Origin Creator/Choreographer | Note See Also: Date
Baboon Baby Dance USA ~ Ragtime Dance 1910's
Babrile n/a ~ ~ ~
Baby Polka n/a Francois Paul Polka 1880's
Bacchanale France? ~ ~ 1600's?
Bacchanalia Greece/Rome Three Followers of the Jolly God Bacchus Bracelet, Hymenaea, Labyrinth, Pyrrhic, War dance 186 B.C.
Bacchus-Ber Celtic ~ Armed Dance, Pyrrhic, Sword Dance, War dance~
Back Bay Shuffle USA ~ Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Swing, West Coast Swing, 1940's
Baile Guatemala ~ ~ ?1600's?
Baile Con Corte' Buenos Aires Maurice Mouvet Tango 18/1900's
Bailes llanos ó tonadillas Castille, Spain ~ ~ ~
Baixa Portugal ~ Chacola, Mouresca, Villão, Fado 1600's?
Baksimba Uganda ~ Royal dance of Baganda ~
Balance Waltz n/a aka: Two-Step Fox-trot, Two-Step, Waltz, Walzen, 1870's?
Balboa Newport, CA. Rendezvous Ballroom. Named after the Balboa Pavilion across from Balboa Island. Balboa Hop, Flea-Hop, Bal ,Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Shag, West Coast Swing 1930's-1980
Ballet Italy & France Baltazarini di Belgioioso Baroque, Ballo, Catherine De Medici, Comique de la reine-1581, Louis XIV, Horse, Opera, 1448
Ballin' The Jack USA Rail Workers, Darktown Follies Baltimore Buzz, Big Apple, Danny Kaye, Eagle Rock, Rail Road Songs, Swing, Truckin 1890
Balmoral, the n/a aka: the Scotch Schottische, Highland Schottische Couples dance, basically a Schottische 1800's?
Ballo Crete (Crete Originally), Ballizo, Cretan Sousta, Greece, ~
Ballo Italy Carnival Songs via Heinrich Issak Balli, Ballet, Balleti, Balletto, Basse, Mime, Pantomime, Piva, Quaternaria, Saltarello, Spectacles, 1470
Balloon Foxtrot ? ~ Foxtrot 1922
Ballroom Hula Hawaii Don Wallace Hukilau 1949-
Baltimore, The USA? ~ ~ 1910's
Baltimore Buzz Harlem (also: Baltimore Buzz song by James P. Johnson) Ballin' The Jack, Eubie Blake, Boogie-Walks, Shorty George, Truckin, 1921
Bambi Polka USA ~ Polka 1941?
Bambuco Columbia Columbian Mestizos Native & Ballroom dance. Bambuca, Rhumba, Samba, Waltz 1920's
Bamboula Dance Africa? (Place Congo?) Babouille, Bamboo Drum, Calinda, Chacta, Congo, Counjaille, Juba, Voodoo 1880's?
Banana Dance Paris Josephine Baker Bubble, Fan, Risqué, Scarf 1925
Banana Peel Glide USA Danced Like slipping one foot on a Banana Peel. Introduced at the 'Ragged Edge Club' on the east coast. Texas Tommy, Horse Trot, Reno Glide, Tango Dream, Luncheon Lurch etc. 1913
Banancello Italy   Modified One Step, Rolling Motion 1911
Banda Trinidad ~ Oleke, Shake Dance, Shimmy ~
Barbary Coast Dance San Francisco Gaiety Theatre (Rosey Posey Girls) Burlesque, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear 1914
Barn Dance Scotland aka: Pas de Quartre. Also slight popularity in 1910 in USA. see: Square dance. Cotillion, Jig, Quadrille, Round, Virginia Essence, Virginia Reel 1860-1899
Baris, The Balinese ~ Pyrrhic dance, Spirit dance, War dance, ~
Basket of Fans England Fan filled basket, fan picked by chosen Dancer Cascaron 1800's?
Basse Danse Italy ~ Ballet, Galliard, Hautes, Le Branle, Saltarello, Stately 14/1600
Bataclán Argentina derived from the Ba-Ta-Clan of Persia Bataclana (dancer), Tango ~
Batugue Portugal? solo Afro-Brazilian circle dance Lundu, Sarabande, Piva, Sama, Jacara, Samba 1500's
Bavarian Folk Dance Germany ~ ~ ~
Bayadères India ~ Oriental Religious dance. Augusta, Ballet, Kathak, Charles Simon Catel (1773-1830) ~
Bayan Brazil related to the Samba Samba ~
Beatle Bounce USA 1960's Fad Dance See 5/1964 Ballroom Dance Mag 1960's
Beaver Dance USA Blackfeet Indians ~ 1600-
Beckett Marta now owns Amargosa Opera House - Death Valley Ballet 1930's
Bee, The Egyptian portrays being stung by a bee. ~ 1800's
Beguine, The So. America ~ now a variation of the Foxtrot 1900's?
Belly Dance Cadiz? ~ Burlesque, Cancan, Danse du ventre, Exotic, Hoochy, Kathak, Oriental, Rak Sharki, Raks, Salome, Strip, 500's AD
Berceuse England ~ aka: Cradle Boston, Drop Step, Long Boston, One Step Waltz, Philadelphia, 1910's
Bergamasca Bergamo ~ Round Dance, Midsummer Nights Dream 1569
Berlin, The Germany M.B. Gilbert (Polka & Galop Mix), Pas de Quatre, Alsacian 1888
Bernie Dance, the Hollywood from "Weekend at Bernies" film. Exaggerated leaning back & waving of arms, stylized Bernie walk, whipping head motions. Freestyle Gimmick dance, Movin' Like Bernie song, Nini Dance 1989
Besola French? Lucretia Borgia danced this ~ 1700's?
Betsy Ross Dance New York? n/a Little Anita, Silent Film, Garter 1903?
Bhangra Punjab, India Indian Punjabi Baisakhi festival. Giddha, Jhummer, ~
Bharata Natyam India Sage Bharata Belly, Bhatki, Ethnic, Hula, Kathak, Lord Brahma, Veda, Veil, Mythology, Oriental, Sadir, Shiva, 400 B.C.?
Big Apple So. Carolina Big Apple Night Club Square Dance, Lindy, Suzy-Q, Truckin', Shag 1936
Black Bottom New Orleans Perry Bradford or Alberta Hunter Ann Pennington, Grizzly Bear, Charleston 1919
Black Crow Dance USA 1893 - Kirmess Opera House danced by Miss Austin 1893
Black Out Stroll USA Tommy Conner ~ 1940's
Blues trot, The USA ~ Clifford trot, Foxtrot, Horse Trot, Turkey trot 1924
Bocane, The Austria? Dance Master Bocan 2/4, sedate couple dance, Bocan was teacher to Charles I of England, & Anne of Austria 1670
Bolero, The Spain & Cuba Zerezo Spain's national dance. Cuban Bolero, Spanish Bolero, 1780
Boll Weevil USA Basically a walking fwd and slight shifting direction on heels Swing Dance, Truckin', Boogie Woogie, Suzy-Q 1930's?
Boll Weevil Wiggle Tunica, Mississippi dance of the "Negro Cotton Pickers". Introduced in Georgia combination of the Grizzly Bear, Chicken Slide and the Waltz 1915's
Bomba, La Puerto-Rico named after a Wooden Drum see La Bomba ~
Bonfire Dance n/a aka: Rince Mór na Tine Circle dance, Ceili dance, St. John's Eve, Virginia Reel, ~
Boogaloo USA ~ Pachanga 1960's
Boogie Woogie USA Pinetop Smith Jitterbug, West Coast Swing, 1930's
Boogie Woogie (European) Europe Various Adaptations of Fast Jitterbug and Flying Lindy Footwork Jitterbug, West Coast Swing, ~
Boogie-Woogie Maxixe USA Gil Rodin Boogie Woogie, Maxixe 1944
Boomps-A-Daisy England Dorothy Newman Crooper (Creator). Introduced in Washington, DC. Annette Mills (wrote Words). Done in Waltz Time. You got to bump posteriors. Lambeth Walk, Chestnut Tree. 1939
Boopsie-Doodle USA? ~ Bump, La Conga, Swing 1940's?
Bop, the USA ~ C. Parker, fifties dance, Jitterbug, Minton's, Swing, 1950/60
Bossa Nova Brazil Joe Lanza ~ 1950s
Bostella, La New York Killer Joe Piro ~ 1950's
Boston Dip n/a Russ B. Walker Boston Trot, Boston 1880's
Boston Fancy Boston ~ New England Country Dance 1800s
Boston Hop n/a ~ Bunny Hug, Turkey-trot, Boston Dip etc. 1912
Boston Stomp n/a ~ Marty Hogan 1927's
Boston Trot n/a ~ Boston Dip, Boston 1909
Boston Two-Step London? Tom Walton Boston Fancy, Boston Waltz, Two Step, Texas Two Step, 1908
Boston, Walking n/a ~ A One Step Waltz 1910's
Boston Waltz Boston, MA. Lorenz Papanti (aka: American Waltz), Landler, Valse 1834
Boulevard Glide USA Composer: Reginald de Koven
Aeroplane Glide, Broadway Glide, Gaby Glide, Gilda Glide, Jazzbo Glide 1909
Bouffons, Les
(Saltatio mimicorum)
Ancient Greek Dance a Sword Dance
Battle, Canaries, Courante, Galliard, Pantomime, Renaissance dance, Salic dance, War dance, 1800's
Boulangère, La (The Baker) Dunkirk, France Similar to De Coverly End Dance, Court, Quadrilles 1800's
Bourrée d'Auvergne Auvergne Margarite de Naverre? see: pas de Bourree. Branle de Sabots, Minuet, Montagnardes, Polka, trescone. 1565
Bowery Tap USA ~ ~ 1920s?
Bracelet Greece ~ Bacchanalia, Hymenaea, Labyrinth, Pyrrhic, ~
Brandons, La danse des Germany aka: dimanche des Brandons Done on the 1st Sunday of Lent 1800's?
Branle, le France aka: Conje' Basse dance, Brawl, Charleston, Conje', Quadrilles 1445
Brazilian Tango, the Brazil? aka: Maxixe, the Maxixe, Maurice Mouvet, Castles 1910?
Breakaway, the USA ~ Lindy Hop, Swing, Mooch, Jitterbug, Texas Tommy 1920's
Break Dance USA James Brown ~ 1980
Break Down, the Old South ~ Cakewalk, Ballin' The Jack, Baltimore Buzz, Black Bottom 1890's
Breban France ~ aka: Pas de Brabant or Saltarello ~
Brother Low Down n/a ~ Ballin' The Jack, Breakdown, Lowdown, Real Lowdown, 1924
Broadway, The USA Arthur Murray (Lets Swing It) ~ 1937?
Broadway Glide USA Composer: Bert Grant
Aeroplane Glide, Boulevard Glide, Gaby Glide, Gilda Glide, Jazzbo Glide etc. 1912
Bubble Dance, the USA Sally Rand ? Fan Dance, Scarf Dance, Veil Dance 1930's
Buchaechum Fan Dance Korea ~ Joseon Dynasty, Shamanic Dance, Fan Dance, jokduri ~
Buck Dance Lancashire see Buck and Wing. Buck and Wing, Clog, Jig, Juba, Tap dance 1830's
Buck and Wing Appalachian Mountains ?? James McIntyre ?? Buck, Clog, Juba, Pigeon, Tap dance, 1800's
Bull Frog's Glide, The USA ~ Ballin' The Jack, Buzzin' the Bee, Baltimore Buzz 1900's
Bull Frog Hop USA Perry Bradford Black Bottom, Charleston, Jazzbo Glide, Possum trot, Scratch the Gravel, Seven Year Itch, Shimmy 1908
Buena Vista Tango n/a ~ American, Andalusan, Habanera, Maxixe, Milonga, Tango, 1910
Bumbishay, the New Orleans? aka: Fanny Bump 1895 Pas Ma La Song Mentions 1890's?
Bunny Hug, the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel Grizzly Bear, Texas Tommy, Turkey-trot, Two-step 1911
Bunny Hop, the San Francisco High School in S.F. Chicken Dance, Hokey-Pokey, La Conga 1953
Bunny Hop ?? DJ Lil Man - Bunny Hop (clip on other Bunny Hop page) Hip Hop, DJ Call dance, Solo /Group 2000
Butterfly (novelty dance), the London? Created by Mme. Adele Collier. became popular in 1909 replaced the Barn Dance. Used English (side by side dance position like Peabody) 1908
Butterfly Dance Japan? Samoans? Buyoo ~
Buyoo Japan Classical Japanese dance Butterfly Dance ~
Buzz, the ?? (Like in a Bee) Eccentric Dancers: Buzzin' Burton, Sparrow Harris 1910's
Buzzard Dance W. Africa a circle dance, Imitating the bird the Buzzard Lope may have derived from this dance ~
Buzzard Lope, the Sunbury, GA In Dahomey? Eagle Rock, Mime, Peck, Walk 1880s?
Buzzin' the Bee USA ~ Ballin' the Jack, Baltimore Buzz, etc 1900s
Byrd Hop USA named after Commander Richard Byrd Al Smith Hop, Lindy Hop, Earhardt Hop, Flea Hop 1914's

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