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galop

Dance; Historical dance

Lively double-time dance, named after the fastest running gait of a horse. The galop was particularly popular as the final dance of the evening.

hambo

Dance; Historical dance

Swedish folk dance in three-four time. The dance is also danced in North America in the social clubs formed by immigrant Swedes and during breaks at contradance venues.

hora

Dance; Historical dance

It is a type of circle dance originating in the Balkans but also found in other countries. The Hora is popular during wedding celebrations and festivals, and is an essential part of the social ...

qochari

Dance; Historical dance

Is an old folk dance, danced today by Pontic Greeks, Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Assyrians, Turks and Kurds.The dance is danced to a 2/4 rhythm. Dancers form a closed circle, putting their hands on each ...

lavolta

Dance; Historical dance

La volta, ( Italian: “the turn,” or “turning”) also spelled Lavolta, Lavatoe, and Levalto, 16th-century leaping and turning dance for couples, originating in Italy and popular at French and German ...

limbo

Dance; Historical dance

Limbo is a popular form of dance that originated on the island of Trinidad. The dancer moves to a Caribbean rhythm, then leans backward and dances under a horizontal pole without touching it. Upon ...

malaguena

Dance; Historical dance

Spanish dance performed by a couple, similar to the fandango. Towards the second half of the 19th century, some interpreters gave the first steps in transforming this folkloric songs into real ...

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