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Cabbage patch, the USA 1980s n/a Peewee Dance, Running Man, Safety dance, Centipede, Electric Slide
Cachucha Cuba 1803 Manuel Garcia. Considered a spanish dance. Made popular by Fanny Essler (ballet 1836 Le Diable boiteux). Celeste Keppler andalusan, Tango, spanish, Sevillina, Bolero, Fandango
Cactus, the n/a 1913 Ragtime Dance n/a
Cadet Waltz, The n/a c.1880's L.W. Vigay n/a
Cadiz, El Spateo de n/a n/a Fanny Essler Cachucha, Tarantella
Cajun Dances n/a n/a coming Soon! Creole, New Orleans, africa, France, Two Step, polka, Waltz
Cakewalk Florida 1850-1920 african-american, Seminole Indians Ragtime, Marches, Williams & Walker, Chalk Line Walk
Calata Italy 1425 aka: Calate, Calado Calate, Minuet, piva, spanish
Calenda West Indies? 1700's aka: Calinda. Chica, Bamboula, Counjaille, Ring, Circle Dance, Cotillion
Calypso trinadad 1930s? n/a Chalypso, Samba, Carioca, Bossa Nova, pachanga
Camel Glide Indianapolis 1928 Frank Levay, Errol MushRush, Ernest Gilberti, Jaqueline Beal (at the Indiana Ballroom Graceful Smooth Dance with some Waltz Highligts.
Camel Walk USA 1920? aka: Collegiate Walk Stroll, Twist, animal
Cancan paris 1822-1900 Chicard triori, March, Sardana, polka, Quadrille, Black Crook, Chahut
Cancan Eccentric France 1846 La princesse de Mogador, at the Bal Mabille, BalMontesquieu, Bal de la Citb dantin, Bal Valentino. Cancan, apache, Chahut
Canaries Canaries Islands 1552 Diego pisador? Galliard, Courante, Bouffons, Mime, Jota, Schuhplatter, proti-Sobe, Court
Cancun n/a 1800s? National Dance? n/a
Canteen Canter USA 1918 Basically justa Polka Yankee Rag
Canter, the USA 1914 Dance Masters of America refined the Horsetrot and called it the Canter. Has similarities to a Lame Duck. Horsetrot, One Step, Canter, Lame Duck
Canter Waltz NY 1914 Mouvet & Walton (Walking Waltz or One Step to Waltz Music) Waltz, Chez' Maurice, One Step
Cape n/a n/a n/a n/a
Capoiera Brazil/ portugal n/a Martial arts type dance, developed by slaves for defense. Film: Capoeira of Brazil (1980) War, Sword, Sabre, Ciranda, Samba
Carretas, las ?? 1913 prof. C. Victor Zebley Tango
Cariaco Cuba? n/a n/a n/a
Cariñosa Phillipines n/a National Dance. Usually done with a Scarf or Handkerchief. Somewhat Romantic and Flirtatious in nature. Tinikling, Scarf Dance, Handkerchief Dance, Romantic Dance
Carimbo' para, Brazil n/a n/a Circle Dance, Samba, Latin
Carioca, The Hollywood, Ca. 1933 Fanchon and Marco , made popular by Fred astaire . aKa: The Machichi Dance Samba, Tango, Flying Down To Rio
Carioca Tango USA c.1930s? n/a Tango, Carioca
Carlowitzka n/a n/a National and fancy dance n/a
Carlton, The USA c.1880s C.a. Carr polka
Carmencita Waltz London? 1908 Created by Mme. Emily Jones n/a
Carrica Basque c.1600s? street dance n/a
Caringa Cuba n/a n/a Zapateo
Cascaron Mexico ?1800s? Done with an egg shell filled with cologne, Gilt paper etc. Mitote, Basket of fans
Casino Two-Step London? 1908 Created by Mme. H.R. Johnson 6/8 time, Round dance
Casket Glide St. Louis 2/14/1912 Columbia Hall - by Louis Selz and Vincent Kemp Official pallbearer's dance
Cassarella, La St. Louis 1883 Mathias J. Koncen polka
Castanets Dance n/a n/a n/a spanish, Flamenco, Fandango, Belly
Castle Canter USA 1913? AKA: Lame Duck, Vern & Irene Castle Lame Duck, Hesitation, Boston
Castle Glide New York 1913 albert Newman see Castle Walk for description
Castle Maxixe USA 1914 Vern & Irene Castle see Castle for video clip | Sheet cover
Castle Rock and Roll New York 1939 Irene Castle Lilt of a Polka, Kicking Etc.
Castle Tango New York 1911 Vern & Irene Castle Castle House, arg. Tango
Castle Trot USA 1913 Vern & Irene Castle Castle Walk, Fox-trot, Lame Duck,
Castle Walk New York 1912 Vern & Irene Castle Lame Duck, Tango, Bunny Hug
Castillian Fox-trot n/a 1920 n/a Fox-trot, La Veeda
Cat Dance USA 1930s Footlight Parade n/a
Cat Walk USA? 1921 Cautious steps for 4 counts. Then to Left and Right n/a
Cata african? c.1800s? aka: Chacta Bamboula, Chica, Babonille
Cateretês Spain n/a n/a Samba, Lundu, Batugue, Mesemba, Embolada
Ceilidh ?England? n/a Modern Folk dance Irish, Folk, Celtic, English
Cellarius, La paris 1842 Monsieur Cellarius (a Waltz-Mazurka & polka Mazurka)
Celtic, The n/a c.1880's Ralph Warren n/a
Centipede, the ? c.1980's 1980s freestyle fad dance peewee Dance, Running Man, Safety dance, Cabbage patch, Electric Slide
Ce Roc' France c.1970s? (easier, gentler Le Roc) Jive, Rock& Roll, Swing, Le roc
Cha-Cha Havana Cuba 1954 Enrique Jorrin Mambo, Samba, Rumba, Salsa
Chacola portugal c.1500s n/a Baixa, Fado, Mouresca
Chacona Guatemala c.1560s Simon agudo? Sarabande, Gibao, Tordion, Rasta
Spain or Italy? c.1600s Jean Baptiste Lully? Chacona, Ciaccono, Chaconne en Rondeau by Francis Couperin, Danse of Seis, Sarabande
Chacoon Spain? c.1600s (Harlequin dance) Chacona, Chaconne, Espagnoles
Chahut France c.1800s Risqué French dance Cancan, apache
Chamberlain, Doin The Munich c.1930s Gower Champion Goose Step, Neville Chamberlain
Champagne Waltz USA 1934 arthur Murray Waltz
Champion Strut, The Los angeles 1954 Marge and Gower Champion Lambeth Walk, Cakewalk, Swing
Chanchamele afro-spanish 17th n/a n/a
Chanticleer dance n/a c.1910s? imitated the actions of the rooster when he is strutting around the hen and making known his desire to cohabit with her. Texas Tommy, Grizzly Bear, Boll Weevel
Charanga n/a c.1950s? n/a Rhumba, cha-cha, Mambo
Charleston Charleston, NC 1866/1905/1922 ash-ante people, Ned Wayburn, Elida Webb Le Branle, Black Bottom, Lindy Hop, Shag, King Sailor, Obolo Dance,
Charleston Blues England 1920s aka: Chalreson Crawl. Santos Cassini (demo with Jean Mance) Britsih Pathe Charleston, Foxtrot
Charleston Blues England 1920s aka: Chalreson Crawl. Santos Cassini (demo with Jean Mance) Britsih Pathe Charleston, Foxtrot
Charleston Flat England 1920s aka Flat Charleston Charleston Crawl, Charleston, Foxtrot
Charley Bop USA c.1950s a re-creation of the Charleston Charleston, Giouba,
Cheek to Cheek USA c.1920s Ragtime Dance Texas Tommy, Grizzly Bear, Bunny Hug
Chestnut tree England? 11/1938 Miss adele England Spreading C.T., Chestnut tree-1924
Chic Walk ?France? c.1921 Modified One Step with a Military Air. Triangle One Step, Fox Trot Artistic, Camel Walk, Cat Walk
Chica, The africa, Congo c.1800s? Congoes, Nationalized in antilles, said to be a calmer fandango, also danced by the Creoles. Fandango, Calenda, Bamboula, Voodon, Rumba, Mambo
Chicago, The USA c.1910's Different style of the Toddle Dance See Toddle
Chicken Reel USA 1906 n/a Grizzly Bear, Turkey trot
Chicken Dance, The USA? c.1950's Chicken Dance Song Fads, Macarena, Bunny Hop
Chicken Flip Boston, MA 1912 Miss Eleonora Sears Basically a Grizzly Bear and Turkey trot mix with a seperation of Partners.
Chicken Scratch n/a c.1910's n/a n/a
Chicken Switch USA? c.1920's? n/a n/a
Chicken Walk New York 1919 Debuted at the Ziegfeld Follies (Century Girl) Lame Duck, Fox trot
Chinese Comique n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chinese Ta-Toa China? 1913 n/a Dips, Dipping, Slow
Chorol Dance World c.1400's? Religion Sword, Mooris, Zambra
Chorovod Bulgaria n/a Basically a giant Farandole Farandole, Kolo
Cicerenella Italy c.1930s Modern Tarantella See Tarantella
Cifte Telli or Tsifte-Teli Greece n/a n/a Belly Dance
Cincinnati 2-Step Cincinnati, Oh? 1915? n/a Fox-trot, Texas Tommy
Cinq pas Italy n/a aka: Galliard Romanesca, Galliard, Hautes/Basse, Saltarelli
Cinq-a-Sept. n/a c.1910s n/a Military Glide, Maxixe, Tango, Two Step
Cinquante-Cinquante New York 1914 Mae Murry & Jack Mason Half & Half Variation
Cinquillo Africa n/a n/a La resbalosa, Cocoye
Ciranda Brazil n/a inspired by Sea Waves, trance, hundreds of people. n/a
Circassian Circle n/a c.1850s n/a Folk, Contredanse
Circle, The Harlem 1912? performed in the Darktown Follies in 1913, Mxture of dances, done with whole troupe in line dancing around in a circle. Basically a Serpentine dance. Ballin The Jack, Texas Tommy, Wiggle, Mooche, Grind etc.
Circle Dance, The africa n/a Original african dance, related to patiin Juba, The Ring Shout and the Cake walk Juba, Ring Shout
Ciuleandra S. Romania c.1900s? (tumble weed dance) n/a
Civa Dance (the Dance Of Civa) Germany c.1920's? Occult, Nazi n/a
Clifford trot, The New York 1914 Jack Clifford Evelyn Foxtrot (Evelyn Nesbitt)
Clifford Walk New York 1914? Jack Clifford Clifford Foxtrot, Nesbitt
Cloak Dance n/a c.1800s? n/a Skirt Dance
Clog Lancashire 1500s? Celtic Clog, appalachians Tap, Horn pipe, Reels, Soft Shoe
Cobra Dance USA 1944 The Cobra Women - VHS n/a
Cobra Tango New York? 1938 Veloz & Yolanda Yolanda Tango, Merry-Go-Round
Cocheco Alaska n/a Alaskan Love Dance n/a
Cock Dance Bavaria n/a n/a Animal Dance
Coconut Dance, The USA 1907 Zon-O-phone Concert Band n/a
Cocoyé Haiti 18??'s traditional Afro-Cuban dance, originally from Haiti, but refined in Dahonma africa Cucuye, Cocoye Conga, Cinquillo, Contradanza
Cola Serbianka Serbian ?? ?? ??
College polka USA 1885 Society of professors of Dancing polka
College Step Waltz USA c.1881 Russ B. Walker / am. Society of prof. of Dancing Waltz
Collegiate, The USA 1920's (Fraternity's, Saloons) Raccoon Coats, Flapper
Collegiate Fox trot USA c.1920s n/a Foxtrot, Shimmy, Glide, Hop, Shag
Collegiate Glide USA c.1920s n/a Foxtrot, Shimmy, Glide, Hop, Shag
Collegiate Shag USA 1930's? n/a Balboa, Charleston, Lindy, Jitterbug, Balboa
Collegiate Walk USA c.1920 aka Camel Walk n/a
Columbia, the USA c.1880s E.C. Spink n/a
Columbia africa? n/a afro-Cuban Dance, part of a Rumba, with the yambú and the guaguanco Rumba
Columbine Waltz n/a 1840's? n/a Taglioni's, Essler
Combination polka n/a c.1880's aka: Bohemian polka
Come Back Kid USA 1912 Follower is Flung away and Comes Vigorously Back, Spectators yell "Come Back Kid". Texas Tommy, Turkey Trot, Apache
Come To Me Kiddy, the n/a c.1912 n/a Ragtime Dance
Come To Me Tommy USA 1912 n/a See Texas Tommy for now!
Conga Line Cuba / africa 1930's afro-Cuban Tango, Rhumba, andalusia, Belgian
Congo trinidad n/a n/a the Snake Hips dance,
Congo Tongo USA 1910's? Jack Jarrott Swing, One-Step, Breakaway
Conje' France 1455 aka: Le Branle Branle
Continental, The USA 1934 Fred astaire The Gay Divorcee
Contredanses, les France 1690- n/a Court / Country, Versailles
Contra Dance England 1820 See above Contredanse Court, Country, Square, Quadrille
Contradanza Cuba 1890s? acquired a French status. Came partly from the French Contredanse with a cuban influence. Two main types: Santiago and Havana. Contrdanse, danzón, Habanera, Danza
Coodena Blackpool 1924 created by Madame Cooze n/a
Coonjaint USA 1800s? Rhythmic shuffle done by Roustabouts on Riverboats, Later Kids Song/Dance n/a
Cootie Tickle, The England 1919 aka: Shimmie Shimmy
Coquette, the n/a c.1880s a. perkins n/a
Corlitza Dance n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cordax n/a n/a Grotesque comedy drinking dance Dythyrámbic dance of the Bacchanals, Bacchus
Cork Screw Twist USA 1913 DMOA Ragtime Dance
Corrente Italy 16-1800s See: Courante n/a
Cossack Dance Russia? n/a n/a Russian Male Show Dance
Cotillion West Indies 1700-1870 Later refined in France Folk Kotillion, German, Quadrilles
Counjaille africa? 1880s? popular at place Congo - New Orleans Cata, Bamboula, Calinda, Voodoo,
Court Dances France 1500's? France, England pavane, Courante, Bouffons, Mime
Courante' France 1515 - Clemont Marot??? Quadrilles, Court, Branle
Cozatchok dance Russia ?1900? Russian male folk dance Trepaka, Russian, Cossack,
Cracovienne poland 1822 aka : (Krakovioc, Krackowiak, Cracovianka) Fanny Elssler, Mazurka, Obertas, Krackoviak, polka
Cramignon Belgium 900 n/a Chain, Farandole, Sword
Crap Shooters, The USA 1919 Charles Weidman n/a
Crawl, the USA 1950's done in film 'This Bitter Earth' with Silvana Mangano and Tony perkins n/a
Credo Waltz USA 1910 Prof. Oskar Duenweg of Terra Haute a Stately Glide Waltz. In honor of Pres. Rosevelt. aka: Rosevelts Gavotte,
Creep, The USA 1945 Stan Kenton Music Heebie Jeebies, The Scratch
Creole, the USA 1931 Introduced by Caille Revel for the Dance Masters of america. pathe News Reel spanish
Crip Walk, the Los angeles 1970's Los angeles Crips gang related. Not really a dance, more of a celebration. Originally a drive-by celebration. Now more a general party dance due to MTV. Mainly La, Detoit, NY, Chicago areas. Apache, Blood Walk, Harlem Shake, Suzy-Q
Crump Dance n/a ?2000? a Street form of Hip Hop Hip Hop, Break, Pop, Lock etc.
Cubanola Glide ? 1909 n/a Turkey trot, Grizzly Bear
Cuckoo Veleta London? 1908 Created by arthur Morris, Military Two-Step, Square, Veleta, Territorial 2 Step
Cueca Chili/Bolivia 1900s? slow and sensual Handkerchief dance, can be done as a couple. Folk Dance
Cucia USA? c.1912 A Chicken Dance adopted in Berlin Grizzly Bear, Bunny Hug, Turkey trot,
Cumberland Long 8 n/a 1950's Christmas dance n/a
Cumbe africa n/a Became popular in Cuba in a cumbancha (feast) n/a
Cumbia San Basilio, Columbia n/a created by the slaves of South america Kumbia, Mambo, Salsa, fogata, palenque
Cushion Dance England 1570 aka: John Sanderson dance Cotillion
Cutting In n/a c.1920s Tap man on shoulder and get his partner for the dance. aka: (Memphis Tapping Novelty dance)
Czardas (Csárdás) Hungary c.1800's Hungary's Nat'l Dance Magyar Kor, palotás
Czarin ?USA? c.1920's Czarina Waltz - anna pavlova & Max Rabinoff Waltz, polka, Mazurka, Czar, Tsarina

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