A report on Dance

Saman dance from Indonesia, the dance is characterized by its fast-paced rhythm and common harmony between dancers
Members of an American jazz dance company perform a formal group routine in a concert dance setting
Mesolithic dancers at Bhimbetka
Greek bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer, 3rd–2nd century BC, Alexandria, Egypt
Two women dance at a pop music concert in Sofia, Bulgaria.
A basic tango rhythm
Lululaund – The Dancing Girl (painting and silk cloth. A.L. Baldry 1901, before p. 107), The inscription reads; "Dancing is a form of rhythm/ Rhythm is a form of music/ Music is a form of thought/ And thought is a form of divinity."
Helen Moller
The Waltz by Camille Claudel, 1905 cast
Tang dynasty female dancers
Ugandan youth dance at a cultural celebration of peace
An Indian classical dancer
An Indonesian Balinese dancer
Dance at Bougival by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883)
Two classical ballet dancers perform a sequence of The Nutcracker, one of the best known works of classical dance.
Street samba dancers perform in carnival parades and contests.
A dancer practices in a dance studio, the primary setting for training in classical dance and many other styles.
An amateur dancesport competition, featuring the Viennese Waltz
Folk dance – a trio of Irish Stepdancers performing in competition
Folk dance in Estonia
A contemporary dancer performs a stag split leap.
Dance partnering – a male dancer assists a female dancer in performing an arabesque, as part of a classical pas de deux.
Acrobatic dance – an acro dancer performs a front aerial.
A dancer performs a "toe rise", in which she rises from a kneeling position to a standing position on the tops of her feet.
Social dance – dancers at a juke joint dance the Jitterbug, an early 20th century dance that would go on to influence swing, jive, and jazz dance.
Latin Ballroom dancers perform the Tango.
Gumboot dance evolved from the stomping signals used as coded communication between labourers in South African mines.
Harlequin and Columbina from the mime theater in Copenhagen, Denmark
A hip-hop dancer demonstrates popping.
Erotic dance – a pole dancer performs a routine.
Prop dance – a fire dancer performance
Modern dance – a female dancer performs a leg split while balanced on the back of her partner.
Stage dance – a professional dancer at the Bolshoi Theatre
A nineteenth century artist's representation of a Flamenco dancer
Ritual dance – Armenian folk dancers celebrate a neo-pagan new year.
A latin ballroom couple perform a Samba routine at a dancesport event.
Folk dance – some dance traditions travel with immigrant communities, as with this festival dance performed by a Polish community in Turkey.
A ballet dancer performs a standing side split.
Street dance – a Breakdancer performs a handstand trick.
Indian classical dancer
Ballet class of young girls wearing leotards and skirts in 2017
Kebagh dance from Pagar Alam, Indonesia
Balinese dance
Two modern dancers

Performing art form consisting of sequences of movement, either improvised or purposefully selected.

- Dance
Saman dance from Indonesia, the dance is characterized by its fast-paced rhythm and common harmony between dancers

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A Social Dancing or Ballroom Dancing group class taught at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in The Woodlands, Texas.

Social dance

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A Social Dancing or Ballroom Dancing group class taught at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in The Woodlands, Texas.
Khigga is the most common social folk dance among Assyrian people.
Eighteenth-century social dance. Translated caption: A cheerful dance awakens love and feeds hope with lively joy, (Florence, 1790)

Social dances are dances that have a social function and context.

Ballroom dancers performing the tango.

Partner dance

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Ballroom dancers performing the tango.
Partner dance, Dance at Bougival by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1883
Gaskell Ball
Students participating in a group class for double partner dancing.

Partner dances are dances whose basic choreography involves coordinated dancing of two partners, as opposed to individuals dancing alone or individually in a non-coordinated manner, and as opposed to groups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner.

Estonian folk dances are typically group dances. University of Tartu Folk Art Ensemble.

Group dance

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Estonian folk dances are typically group dances. University of Tartu Folk Art Ensemble.
Assyrian people dancing khigga, a group dance, which is the common dance among Assyrians.
Five partner group dance at a Colonial Ball in the Albert Hall, Canberra ( circa 2016) (sepia)

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.

Bharatanatyam, one of the classical sacred dance styles of India

Sacred dance

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Bharatanatyam, one of the classical sacred dance styles of India
The Balinese Sacred Dance Sanghyang Dedari involves girls being possessed by hyang, Bali, Indonesia
Whirling Dervishes
Ruth St. Denis, in a dance pose inspired by the Egyptian goddess Isis. Photographed by Otto Sarony, 1910.
Hittite gods in a processional dance, Yazılıkaya, Hattusa. 13th century BC
Dancers in ancient Egypt. Tomb of the Dancers, 17th Dynasty, Thebes. 5th or 4th century BC
Dancer at festival of Apollo Karneios, wearing kalatiskos straw hat. 5th century BC
Hula dance in Hawaii derives from the worship of the volcano goddess Pele.
Dancing maenad holding a thyrsus. Roman copy of 5th century BC Greek original
King David dancing before the Ark. Italian terracotta, c. 1660

Sacred dance is the use of dance in religious ceremonies and rituals, present in most religions throughout history and prehistory.

Solo dance

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A solo dance is a dance done by an individual dancing alone, as opposed to couples dancing together but independently of others dancing at the same time, if any, and as opposed to groups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner.

Veiled dancer, ancient Greek terracotta figurine from Myrina, ca. 150–100 BC. Louvre Museum

History of dance

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Veiled dancer, ancient Greek terracotta figurine from Myrina, ca. 150–100 BC. Louvre Museum
Ancient Greek terracotta statuette of a dancing maenad, 3rd century BC, from Taranto.
Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance)
Details from a copy of a 10th-century painting Night Revels of Han Xizai by Gu Hongzhong, depicting a dancer performing a dance known in the Tang dynasty.
Pietro Longhi, La lezirawrone di danza ("The Dancing Lesson"), ca 1741, Venezia, Gallerie dell'Accademia.
Diagram of 20th century American dance history

The history of dance is difficult to access because dance does not often leave behind clearly identifiable physical artifacts that last over millennia, such as stone tools, hunting implements or cave paintings.

Josephine Baker in a legendary cabaret dance routine

Erotic dance

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Josephine Baker in a legendary cabaret dance routine
Striptease Pole dancer Kelly Stafford

An erotic dance is a dance that provides erotic entertainment and whose objective is the stimulation of erotic or sexual thoughts or actions in viewers.

Classical Indian dance

Ceremonial dance

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Classical Indian dance

Ceremonial dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is ceremonial or ritualistic.

Ballet dancers executing grand jetes during a concert dance performance.

Concert dance

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Ballet dancers executing grand jetes during a concert dance performance.

Concert dance (also known as performance dance or theatre dance in the United Kingdom) is dance performed for an audience.

Line dancing at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario

Line dance

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Line dancing at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario
Madison dancers before quarter of turn
Line dancers in Neustadt on Spree, Saxonia, Germany
Line dancing at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii

A line dance is a choreographed dance in which a group of people dance along to a repeating sequence of steps while arranged in one or more lines or rows.