The Beauty of World Dance

Published September 5th, 2018 - 08:00 GMT

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Written by Sally Shakkour


People have been dancing from the early beginnings, and many dance styles are centuries old. Others, of course, are far more modern.

Here are some of the most popular and well known dance styles from around the world.

 
 
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Belly dancing is believed to b e the oldest styles of dancing. (groupon.com)
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8Belly dancing is believed to b e the oldest styles of dancing. (groupon.com)

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Ballet dance is originated to the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century. (Shutterstock/ File)
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8Ballet dance is originated to the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century. (Shutterstock/ File)

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Salsa dance is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. (Shutterstock/ File)
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8Salsa dance is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. (Shutterstock/ File)

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Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music, it was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. (Shutterstock/ File)
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Image 4 of 8:  4 / 8Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music, it was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. (Shutterstock/ File)

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The cha-cha dance is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. (YouTube)
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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8The cha-cha dance is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. (YouTube)

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American Rhythm refers to a category of dances in American Style Ballroom competitions. This division includes dances known as the Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo. (wikidancesport.com)
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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8American Rhythm refers to a category of dances in American Style Ballroom competitions. This division includes dances known as the Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo. (wikidancesport.com)

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Slow dancing is a type of partner dance in which a couple dance slowly, swaying to the music. It is mostly familiar during wedding parties. (Shutterstock/ File)
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8Slow dancing is a type of partner dance in which a couple dance slowly, swaying to the music. It is mostly familiar during wedding parties. (Shutterstock/ File)

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Disco dance In the early years, dancers in discos danced in a 'hang loose' or 'freestyle' approach. Many nightclubs would commonly host disco dance competitions or offer free dance lessons.(Paramount Pictures)
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8Disco dance In the early years, dancers in discos danced in a "hang loose" or "freestyle" approach. Many nightclubs would commonly host disco dance competitions or offer free dance lessons.(Paramount Pictures)

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Belly dancing is believed to b e the oldest styles of dancing. (groupon.com)

Image 1 of 8Belly dancing is believed to b e the oldest styles of dancing. (groupon.com)

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Ballet dance is originated to the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century. (Shutterstock/ File)

Image 2 of 8Ballet dance is originated to the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century. (Shutterstock/ File)

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Salsa dance is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. (Shutterstock/ File)

Image 3 of 8Salsa dance is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. (Shutterstock/ File)

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Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music, it was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. (Shutterstock/ File)

Image 4 of 8Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music, it was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. (Shutterstock/ File)

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The cha-cha dance is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. (YouTube)

Image 5 of 8The cha-cha dance is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. (YouTube)

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American Rhythm refers to a category of dances in American Style Ballroom competitions. This division includes dances known as the Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo. (wikidancesport.com)

Image 6 of 8American Rhythm refers to a category of dances in American Style Ballroom competitions. This division includes dances known as the Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo. (wikidancesport.com)

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Slow dancing is a type of partner dance in which a couple dance slowly, swaying to the music. It is mostly familiar during wedding parties. (Shutterstock/ File)

Image 7 of 8Slow dancing is a type of partner dance in which a couple dance slowly, swaying to the music. It is mostly familiar during wedding parties. (Shutterstock/ File)

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Disco dance In the early years, dancers in discos danced in a 'hang loose' or 'freestyle' approach. Many nightclubs would commonly host disco dance competitions or offer free dance lessons.(Paramount Pictures)

Image 8 of 8Disco dance In the early years, dancers in discos danced in a "hang loose" or "freestyle" approach. Many nightclubs would commonly host disco dance competitions or offer free dance lessons.(Paramount Pictures)

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