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Topic: List of novelty and fad dances

  Novelty and fad dances - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fad dances are dances which are characterized by a short burst of popularity, while Novelty dances typically have a longer-lasting popularity based on their being characteristically humorous or humour-invoking, as well as the sense of uniqueness which they have.
Dances such as the waltz, jitterbug, or the Charleston were once fads, that have become a part of dance tradition.
Novelty dances are meant to be funny, and to evoke general mirth verging on silliness in participants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Novelty_and_fad_dances   (516 words)

 List of dances - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There may also be listed dances which could either be considered a specific dance or a family of related dances, depending on your perspective.
For example ballet, ballroom dance and folk dance can be considered a single dance style or a family of related dances.
Dances listed on these specialized (categorized) lists should also be included in this general index.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_dances   (473 words)

 Group dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Group dances are danced by groups of people simultaneously, as opposed to individuals dancing alone or individually, and as opposed to couples dancing together but independently of others dancing at the same time, if any.
The dances are generally, but not always, coordinated or standardized in such a way that all the individuals in the group are dancing the same steps at the same time.
An exception to this generalization must be pointed out where groups of individuals are dancing independently of each other, but with the purpose of creating a "group" feeling or experience, such as might accompany various forms of ritual dancing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Group_dance   (163 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> lambada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The exact origin of the dance is somewhat disputed but it is known to have begun in Brazil and has forerunners such as the forró, sayas, the maxixe, and the carimbó.
Today the majority of Lambada is danced to Zouk music and the dance evolved so much from its original form that there is an ongoing discussion whether the Zouk-Lambada is a new type of dance or just the natural evolution of the Lambada of the early 90's.
By 1983 the Carimbó dance began once more to be danced in couples, in a 2-beat style, something very similar to the Merengue, but with the addition of many spins.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/lambada   (1914 words)

 List of dance style categories - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Entries marked » are a blend of Concert and Social dance, where all participants are performers or audience at different times during the event.
These categories are not mutually exclusive and are context dependent i.e., a particular dance may belong to several categories.
These categories should also be listed on the general, noncategorized index list of specific dances.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/List_of_dance_style_categories   (173 words)

 Hokey Pokey Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
According to popular legend they created this novelty dance in 1949 as entertainment for the ski crowd at Idaho's Sun Valley resort.
It has virtually the same lyrics as the "Hokey-cokey", a song and novelty dance which has been popular in England since the mid-1940s.
The dance follows the instructions given in the lyrics of the song, which may be prompted by a bandleader or another danceleader.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/h/ho/hokey_pokey.html   (300 words)

 List of basic dance topics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the same time it is enjoyed as performance dance, whereby it may well be a solo dance.
There are tangos among round dances, and certainly participation dances can involve tango mixers.
One might remember that at times it was a forbidden erotic dance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dance_basic_topics   (173 words)

 Boogaloo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boogaloo (shing-a-ling, popcorn music) is a genre of Latin music and dance that was very popular in the United States in the late 1960s.
The Latin boogaloo (also spelled "bugalu") is to be distinguished from the funk-oriented dance style by the same name, which is generally known as the electric boogaloo.
Though the dance craze was over by the turn of the decade, boogaloo was popular enough that almost every major and minor Latin dance artist of the time recorded at least a few boogaloos on their albums.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boogaloo   (797 words)

 LEARN TO DANCE -- Dance categories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Specific dances should be listed in the non-categorized alphabetical List of dances.
Dance terms that do not call for more than 2-3 phrases should be put into the corresponding glossaries: Glossary of Ballroom dance terms, Glossary of Ballet terms: this often provides a better context for reader's understanding.
For ease of tracking changes, List of dance topics is maintained (excluding the entries of the List of dances).
www.learntodance.xs5.com /dance   (395 words)

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For ease of tracking changes, List of dance topics is maintained.
One might remember that at times it was a forbidden erotic dance (it really is, isn't it?).
List of folk dances sorted by origin - List of novelty/fad dances
www.brujula.net /english/wiki/Wikipedia:Dance_basic_topics.html   (215 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dance is also used to describe methods of non-verbal communication between humans or animals (bee dance, mating dance), motion in inanimate objects (the leaves danced in the wind), and certain musical forms or genres.
People who dance are called dancers and the act of dance is known as dancing.
Definitions of what constitutes dance are dependent on social, cultural, aesthetic artistic and moral constraints and range from functional movement (such as Folk dance) to codified, virtuoso techniques such as ballet.
category.dance.by.ethnicity.or.region.en.wikivx.com   (440 words)

 LyricsVault: History of music; History of dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting.
It was during the explosion of new thinking and exploration in the early 20th century that dance artists began to appreciate the qualities of the individual, the necessities of ritual and religion, the primitive, the expressive and the emotional.
By the 1980s dance had come full circle and modern dance (or, by this time, ‘contemporary dance') was clearly still a highly technical and political vehicle for many practitioners.
www.lyricsvault.net /history/historyofdance.html   (1456 words)

 Learn more about List of dances in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Learn more about List of dances in the online encyclopedia.
Swing (as family of dances) (as such, (Texas)
See also Dance basic topics for a list of general dance topics.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_dances.html   (404 words)

 Learn to Dance - Participation dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The dancing that is encouraged might be among those who would otherwise be passive dance viewers, or it might be among dancers who are encouraged to dance in a new way, or with new partners.
Some of these dances consist of a few simple steps which are learned during participataion, either from simple instructions given by a dance leader or from watching others who are already experienced at the routine.
Couples dance until the music stops, then all couples say goodbye to each other and grab next best partner who happens to be close by (Sometimes the slow ones have to run across the room to meet a spare partner).
www.c5x.com /List_of_dances/participation_dance.html   (851 words)

 General 60s dances
You can see a few more dances from that era - even though the movie is actually set in 1980 - in the "dancing in the street" scene (Ray Charles' performance of "Shake A Tail Feather") in the first Blues Brothers movie.
I don't know where the dances went but they slowed down in the '70's and almost came to a halt in the '80's.
The FAQ list is being maintained by Victor Eijkhout (victor at eijkhout dot net, talk about vanity), who appreciates being sent additions or corrections on the material in this collection.
www.eijkhout.net /rad/dance_specific/novelty9.html   (668 words)

 Lambada - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The origin of the dance is somewhat disputed, some saying it began in Bolivia, while others maintain it began in Brazil.
Some of the forerunners of the dance are forro, sayas, the maxixe, and the carimbó.
After 1994 the Brazilian music style (also called Lambada) who gave birth to the dance started to fade away and the dancers began to use other musical sources to continue practicing the Lambada dance.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Lambada   (295 words)

 Cultural Collections, Information and Links for Dance and Dancers
Sometimes people dance for joy, sometimes for sorrow, and when they wanna flirt they dance salsa, this is definitely the dance for courtship.
The thing with Latin dances or Latin dance teachers are, when they run out of moves they introduce moves and steps from other Latin dances, same issue for salsa as well.
If you know any other Latin partner dance, salsa is gonna be easy for you but if you don’t and you want to learn how to impress, flirt and dance at the same time, then you should enroll in salsa classes.
www.culturalcollections.com /salsa.html   (353 words)

 List Of Basic Dance Topics info here at en.89-of-100.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Our Featured List of underlying dance topics information on List of underlying dance topics Category: List of underlying dance topics For a more full list, penetrate the List of dance topics.
While it's singularly societal dance, its ballroom blueprint may be streetwise dance, singularly inside DanceSport.
At the look-alike reach it's liked as conduct dance, whereby it may flourishing be a solo dance.
en.89-of-100.info /List_of_basic_dance_topics   (545 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Boogaloo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the 1950s and 60s, African Americans in the United States listened to a number of styles of music, including jump blues, R&B and doo wop.
Inspired by these two successes, a number of bands began imitating their infectious rhythms (which were Latinized R&B), intense conga rhythms and clever novelty lyrics.
Some long-time veteran Latin musicians played an occasional boogaloo number, including Perez Prado and Tito Puente, but most of the performers were teenagers like The Latin Souls, The Lat-Teens, Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers, Joe Bataan and The Latinaires.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Boogaloo   (840 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Novelty and fad dances
Science Fair Projects - Novelty and fad dances
During the 1960s and 1970s new dances appeared almost every week, often choreographed to popular songs ("Mashed Potato Time" by Dee Dee Sharp, "Freddy (Freddie) ", the "Twist").
These are also referred to as "party" or "dance party " dances.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Dance_craze   (581 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dancing is as easy as walking once you are taught by an Arthur Murray expert.
The cost depends on a number of factors: how good you want to be; what dances you want to learn; the number of days and weeks in your dance schedule, etc. Your first lesson is free.
Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, improved personality and new friends.
www.ballroomdancing.org /topten.html   (407 words)

 Stompy Jones
They can fire up a dance floor and keep it simmering all night, as their popularity with dancers proves.Best of all, in Pops Walsh they have a soulful, gritty, lived-in voice with the authority to sing the blues.
Bill Milkowski's annotated history of Jive, the book Swing It, and dance hops sprouting up with twenty-somethings discovering music their great-grandparents once enjoyed are evidence that the sounds on this CD have swung back into vogue.
While the former name of the band and the year of its initial release may smack to some of a garage group of mediocre rockers who added a few horns to capitalize on the latest dance fad; such is not the case with this group of Jazz stalwarts.
www.stompyjones.com /reviews2.html   (2916 words)

 Boogaloo - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Latin boogaloo (also spelled "bugalu") is to be distinguished from the Electric Booglaloo, a funk-oriented dance style from the 1970s.
Though boogaloo did not become mainstream nationwide until later in the decade, two early Top 20 hits came in 1963: Mongo Santamaria's "Watermelon Man" and Ray Barretto's "El Watusi".
You can find it there under the keyword Boogaloo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogaloo)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Boogalooandaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Boogaloo   (735 words)

 Arthur Murray Sherman Oaks - Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dancing is as easy as walking once a student is taught by one of our helpful instructors..
The cost depends on a number of factors: how good the student wants to be; what dances they want to learn; the number of days and weeks in their dance schedule, etc. The first lesson is free.
Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, improved social comfort and new friends.
www.arthurmurrayshermanoaks.com /faq.htm   (462 words)

 Novelty and fad dances - Ceroc Scotland Forum
It was a dance I did with parents and others in mid 70s, probably at workmens type dances etc and childrens birthday bashes.
The woman teacher was absolutely brilliant and so so enthusiastic she had obviously taught it many times before but she was infectious had all the audience in awe.
She had even found out the bits of the dance that where cut from the film in the editing suite but that actually went along with the song.
www.cerocscotland.com /forum/showthread.php?t=6771   (1689 words)

 User:Mikkalai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to use my contributions under the Creative Commons terms, please check the CC dual-license and Multi-licensing guides.
I am fully aware and hereby let you know that vast majority of my contributions are of dubious quality and of unquestionable non-originality.
List of terms based on the word cube (I know, the list is silly, but it was a sneaky way to get rid of Time Cube spamming in Cube article)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/User:Mikkalai   (1392 words)

 Dreams Machine > The Immaterial World - Music Sound
List of Middle Eastern and North African folk music traditions
List of Oceanic and Australian folk music traditions
List of North, Central and South American folk music traditions
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 Sex Mob
Musicians on other mailing lists have managed to get awfully worked up about how their output is perceived or used by their audience, in some cases reaching the point of getting into shit-flinging matches with people who were "obviously just missing the point".
I have seen it many times on mailing lists -- there are those that state their honest opinions, and then there are others who just try to make things "allright", return the conversation to its proper balance, with "the" question still hanging, forever undecided.
Specialists might have more knowledge, but since they always have an agenda (getting their paycheck, complying to the latest intellectual fad, etc), a non-specialist who has escaped brainwash has something to say that can be as relevant.
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