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Fadé Dance (Fade) England n/a aka: Furry dance May Dance, St. Michael, Fuer, Floralia
Fado Brazil 1700s n/a Portuguese, Lundu, Fandango, Lulu Fado, Brazilian Fado
Fais-de-dos French-Cajun n/a n/a n/a
Fandango Seville, Spain 1760s Phoenicians, Spanish Basically a Chica!, Spanish
Fan Dance (Oriental) Japan n/a Geishas Maiko, Shinto Dance
Fan Dance USA 1930s Sally Rand Bubble Dance, Faith Bacon, Sally Rand
Fan Tango USA 1910s Albert Newman Tango, Newman Tango
Farandole Provence of France and Languedoc B.C.? Thesus L' Escargot, Kolo, Chorovod, Brawl, Fedor Lensky
Faroê Scandinavia n/a n/a Songs, Wedding Dances, Flying Dutchman, Tarentella
Farruca Spain n/a Gypsy dance for men Spanish, Flamenco
Farwoudiar Sengal n/a Wolof dance for women n/a
Fascination Waltz n/a c.1879 D.B. Brenneke Waltz
Fest Noz Breton (England) n/a Night Dance n/a
Festejo Peru n/a Male circle fighting dance, Sensual War, Festival, Carnival, Capoiera, cajón
Fire Dance n/a n/a n/a Torch Dance
Firlefanz Swabia 1560s Paul Kugelmann (composer)? Trotto, Trappeltanz, Trottartt, Firlefei, Fulafranz
Firlefei France 1800s? Faster version of the Virelai Virelai, Trottartt, Trotto
Fish, The USA 1955   SEE: Hit Parader Music Mag 6/1955
Fish Tail Bavaria (some say Africa) n/a Vernacular version Hips weave about in a figure 8. Animal dance, Snake Hips dance, The Grind, Black Bottom
Fish Walk USA c.1912 Uriel Davis. Ragtime Dance. (Basically put foot Forward and drag back, repeat other foot) Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear, Texas Tommy, Toddle, Grind, Slow Drag, Turkey Trot, Boston Dip etc.
Five Step , The New York 1849 (1928 - Harland Dixon) Mae Clark, Ballroom Manhattan, Mary Play, 5/4
Five Step Waltz n/a 1880 n/a Waltz
Flamenco Andalusia, Spain n/a n/a Flamenco, Floriditto, Tap
Flapper Walk USA 1924 n/a Charleston, Chic Walk, Collegiate Walk, Camel Walk
Flat Charleston England 1920s travelling Ballroom Dance not resembling Charleston hardly at all. Charleston Crawl, Charleston, Foxtrot, British Pathe
Flea Hop New Jersey 1930 precursor to the Shag Shag, Sugar Foot, Balboa, Swing
Flemish Folk Dance Belgium ?? ?? ??
Flirtation Walk n/a n/a $1941 - Flirtation Walk Movie See George White, Hula
Floogie Walk Harlem 1939? Myra Johnson Cotton Club, Worlds Fair
Florida East Coast Shimmy NYC 1943 Katherine Dunham & Ohardieno, 1/1/1943 - Life Magazine n/a
Flower Waltz n/a n/a n/a Waltz Of The Roses, Cotillion,
Flying Dutchman ?? ?? Polka Dance usually done at Weddings etc. Polka
Fofa Portugal 1700,s (Brazilian Connections) Fandango, Lundu, Lundum, Fado
Fogueiras de S. João Portugal 1700s? Jumping through fire dance Torch, Fire, Torchlight
Folía, The Portugal 1565 Carnival Dance Sarabande, Rigaudon, Bailes Castanets, Spanish
Folk Dance Everywhere :) n/a The People! Ethnological Dance, Lindy, Square, Peasant/ Cotillion
Footloose Strut USA 1921 Ned Wayburn Foxtrot, Tango
Forlana (Forlane) Frioul, Venice 1711   Pe'Cour Similar to Gigue but calmer, animated 3/4 or 6/8 time, Has similarities to the Tarantella. with Glissades & close steps. La Novelle, Fourlana
Forlona, La USA 1914 Dance Masters of America n/a
Fort Worth Shuffle Fort Worth, TX. 1980's (count 123-4&5-6&...REPEAT)
Similar to Dallas Two-Step
Dallas Two Step, Dallas Shuffle, Triple Two, Texas Two-Step, Country Western
Foulard National Dance of? 1800s? n/a n/a
Fourlane Venice, IT. n/a 1st in Frioul Forlane
Fox Blues, The Paris, FR 1922 Professor Robert (Oakland Tribune 12/10/1922) A sort of One- Step that has a very long slow step, Lifting feet to Slow American Blues Music.
Fox Dance, the USA 1912   Stork Hop, Goat Bound, Bunny Hug, Turkey Trot etc.
Fox-trot, The New York 1912 Harry Fox NY Theater / Two Step
Fox Trot Artistic n/a c.1921 n/a Fox-trot, Camel Walk, Triangle One Step, Chic Walk
Fox-trot Chasseurs France 1914 Maurice Mouvet? See Fox-trot for now!
Fox-trot, Syncopated. n/a n/a Maurice Mouvet? See Fox-trot for now!
Francais, Francais France n/a n/a (3/4 time Country Dance)
Frat March USA 1905 n/a n/a
Freak Dancing USA 1996 n/a aka: Grinding, extreme dirty dancing, simulated mating. Grind, Slow Drag, Hucklebuck
Freddy, do the USA c.1960s Freddy and the dreamers did song. Twist, Frug, Hully-Gully, Mashed Potato, Swim. Do inplace first extend left leg, then left arm, repeat opposite side.
French Pericon NY 1914 Maurice Mouvet Chez' Maurice
French Tango Paris 1924 n/a European Tango, Tangolio
Fricasee France 1700's Real or Portrayed lovers tweaking the ears and nose of each other Mime, comic
Friska Poland 1700s? Markowski Mazurka, Sicilienne, Lisbonienne, Schottische
Friss Hungary? 1800s? n/a Lassu,
Frug, The USA 1960's Arm dance variation of the Chicken and the Twist. (Sweet Charity,) Twist, Fad, Chicken, Watusi, Jerk, Monkey etc. AKA: The Surf, Big Bea and the Thunderbird.
Flying Lindy New York 1940's see West Coast for now! Lindy, Swing, Jitterbug
Fulafranz Swabia? 1500s? n/a Trottart, Trotto, Firlefei, Firlefanz
Funky Butt USA 1910s Lift skirt and wiggle hips Grind, Mooche, Squat, Itch, Shimmy, Buzzard Lope
Funky Chicken Memphis, USA 1969? Rufus Thomas? Fad, Swim, Twist, Frug, Push and Pull, Breakdown, Walkin the Dog
Furlana Venice, Italy 1583 Folk Dance of Venice a courtship dance. Tarantella. aka Furlane, Forlana, Frullana and Friulana, La Popette, Pope's Dance.
Furlough USA- RKO 1940s ? William Bales Ballet premiere was 1/20/1945
Furry Dance England n/a aka: Fade Dance n/a
Futurest Twirl, the USA 1913 Donald Brian Based on the Turkey Trot and Tango with exagerated steps

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