Dance is one of the best forms of expression. People all over the world are into various forms of dancing. They say anybody can dance…which is true, unless and until you are knowledgeable of the dance form. The easiest dance form is Freestyling. It is simple and you don’t need to have a specific choreography to dance along with the music.

Here are some dance styles that are widely loved by the people of the world.


The dance form is usually performed by skilled dancers. It includes a wide range of styles created in the 1970s and made popular by dance ctews in the United States. They go under training that usually involves locking, popping, breaking, flips, handstands etc. This dance has moves which are closer to the ground and is usually performed to hip-hop, R&B, Funk, Electronic, and pop music. They are also called street dances or street style. This is a dace form that is widely performed and loved.


A dance style that was originated in the 15th century in Italy and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. This is usually performed on classical music. Ballets are choreographed and performed by trained ballet dancers. It requires ages of training and is extremely eye pleasing.


It is performed in couples and is performed on Salsa and Latin American music. Salsa is an amalgamation of Cuban dances such mambo, pachanga, and rumba as well as American dances such as swing and tap. It was primarily developed by Puerto Ricans and Cubans living in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Different regions of Latin America and the United States (including countries in the Caribbean) have distinct salsa styles of their own, such as Cuban, Puerto Rican, Colombian, and New York styles. Salsa dance socials are commonly held in nightclubs, bars, ballrooms, restaurants, and outside, especially when part of an outdoor festival.


It is an expressive Arabian dance style that was originated in Egypt. It features movements of the hips and torso. It has evolved to take many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style; with Egyptian style the most recognized worldwide due to the Egyptian cinema. It is popular worldwide with many schools around the globe now practicing it.


It is a type of traditional folk dance of the India subcontinent, originating in Sialkot in Punjab. In a typical performance, several dancers execute vigorous kicks, leaps, and bends of the body—often with upraised, thrusting arm or shoulder movements.  its modern-day evoluti on has allowed bhangra to retain its traditional Indian roots, while broadening its reach to include integration into popular music and DJing, group-based competitions, and even exercise and dance programs in schools and studios.


It is an art form based on the various folkloric music traditions of southern Spain, originating in the culture and traditions of the Cale Roma, commonly known in Spanish as Gitanos, of the region of Andalusia, but also having a historical presence in Mucia. Flamenco has become popular all over the world, especially the US and Japan.


Tango is a partner dance, and social dance that originated in the 1880s, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. The tango then spread to the rest of the world. Many variations of this dance currently exist around the world. On August 31, 2009, it approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Cultral Heritage list.


It is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese dance. Like the lion dance, it is most often seen in festive celebrations. The dance is performed by a team of experienced dancers who manipulate a long flexible figure of a dragon using poles positioned at regular intervals along the length of the dragon. The dragons are believed to possess qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness. The movements in a performance traditionally symbolize historical roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity.


is a genre of dance performance that developed during the mid-twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe. Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and other classical concert dance styles. 

Article by : Haniah Mirza

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