|Don's Home Recreation Dance Styles|
I couldn't find any standard list of dance styles or categories.
Some dances can belong to several categories.
Ballroom Smooth - American Waltz Viennese Waltz Foxtrot Quickstep Tango Rhythm - Latin Cha Cha Swing (East Coast, West Coast) Jitterbug, Lindy Hop Rumba Samba Tango Salsa Merengue Flamenco Reggae Modern / Contemporary - Centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps Ballet Jazz Lyrical - Fusion of ballet with jazz Folk Square Contra - Contra dance refers to several partnered folk dance styles in which couples dance in two facing lines of indefinite length. A fundamental aspect of contra dancing is that the same dance, one time through which lasts roughly 30 seconds, is repeated over and over-but each time you dance with new neighbors. It has mixed origins from English country dance and French dance styles in the 17th century. Sometimes described as New England folk dance. The New England folk revival in the 1960s, brought brought it back to the mainstream. Ethnic Indian Scottish Country Dancing Scottish Highland Dancing Irish Jig English - Greek Turkish Clogging Historical Medieval Renaissance Baroque Country Overlaps with contemporary folk dance and ballroom dance Western & Line English Country Swing Modern Jive Jitterbug Lindy Hop Jive Western Polka "Street Dance" or "Vernacular Dance" hip-hop Disco (California hustle, bus stop, ... Breaking Pop Pogo - Punk Rock Pogo Breakdance - Hip Hop Belly Tap Step (Irish)Books: