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Dance Name

Origin

Date

Creator / Choreographer

Note: See Also

L' Arc-en-ciel n/a n/a Fancy Dance n/a
L' Eclair n/a 1889 L. De G. Brookes n/a
L' Italienne n/a 1850s? n/a La Sicilienne, La Italiana, Julie Vincent
La Belle de la France n/a n/a n/a n/a
La Bimbi USA? 1960s said to be created by Eduardo Davidson La Pachanga, Le Frisson
La Bomba n/a ?1937? Mateo Flecha (1481-1553) wrote La Bomba song. aka: Bomba Fox Trot, Tango
La Boulangère France 1600s? Has similarities to the Sir Roger de Coverly, Done at end of a ball. Sir Roger, Quadrille,
Le Carillon do Dunkerque,
La Bourree France n/a n/a Obsolete dance, see ballet
La Bretagne France 1704 Feuillet (Named after birth of duc de Bretagne) La Gavotte Du Roy (1716)
Labyrinth Greece n/a n/a Bracelet, Pyrrhic, Hymenaea,
Bacchanalia
La Carmagnole n/a n/a n/a n/a
La Caprice USA c.1893 performed at the Kirmess Opera House (Ohio) Miss Austin,
La Conga Cuba c.1800s? n/a Carnival, Big Apple
La Contly France? c.1700s aka: danse a deux n/a
La Coquette n/a 1800s? n/a Galop & Polka Mix round dance
La Coska New York 1850 L de G. brooks 3/4, La Esmerelda
La Cucaracha Mexico 1930s Novelty Dance!, Arthur Murray ballroom adaptation. 5/18/1934 Pioneer/ RKO 1st color film "La Cucaracha". Mexican Hat Dance, Warner Bros. -"Happiness ahead"
La Danse Classique n/a n/a aka Gavotte See Gavotte
La Esmeralda n/a c.1850s? n/a Galop, La Coska
La Fille de Chasse n/a n/a n/a La Fille de Fees, La Fille de Regiment
La Fille de Fees n/a n/a n/a La Fille de Chasse, La Fille de Regiment
La Fille de Regiment n/a n/a n/a La Fille de Chasse, La Fille de Fees
La Forlona USA 1914 Dance Masters of America (also see Forlana circa 1711) n/a
La Francese France? c.1520s n/a La Italiana, Galliarde
La Italiana France? c.1520s danced by Ercole d'Este La Francese, Galliarde
La Madrilène London 1800s Madame Michu (slow 3/8 with castanets) Spanish
La Manola Atlanta, GA. 5/18/1891 F.C. Notts (Spanish Skirt Dance done to Landers' Manola Waltz). Skirt Dance
La Marjolaine New York 1888 E. W. Masters n/a
La Massaniello n/a n/a National Dance n/a
La Mode n/a 1880s? aka: Knickerbocker, La Mode, Ripple & Racquet, Wave n/a
La Mora n/a 1908 created by W.M. Primrose  
La Napoleonienne France 1800s Made for the marriage of the French emperor Napoleon, Couples dance. Polka
La Paquerette n/a n/a n/a n/a
La Parisienne Paris? n/a National Dance n/a
La Polichinette Paris, France 1911 La Fornarina A "l'olmpia" de Paris et au (at Teatro De La Comedia de Madrid) Nouvelle Dance
La Reine Pomare France 1845 Introduced at Bal Mabille n/a
La Raspa Vera Cruz, MX ?1946? Hopping steps Folk
La resbalosa Argentina n/a ?? Cinquillo
La Roska Poland 1890s steps are same as a Mazurka and Polka - Redowa n/a
La Russe New York 1/1/1882 Introduced by the American Society of Professors of Dancing, n/a
la Rumba New York 1910s created by Tim Brynm, Joan Sawyer & Lew Quinn Tango
La Siciliene Sicily (Maybe France) 1850s? n/a

Valse Redowa, l'Italian, l'Italiene, Cerrito, St. Leon

La Sylvia n/a n/a n/a n/a
La Tempête Paris 1860s n/a Quadrilles
La Tyrolienne Tyrol n/a see Tyrolienne n/a
La Varsoviana New Mexico c.1937 Page has photo's and description. ~
La Volta Italy 1850 n/a Volta, Waltz, De Medici
La Zingarella n/a ?1880s? a National Dance of ??? Hopping Dance
Lambada Brazil 1989-

from n/e coast of Brazil. Became a fad dance. Song originally titled "Llorando se fue" which was done by the Bolivian group "Los Kjarkas", remade a hit song by Kaoma.

Samba, Calypso, forro, sayas, the maxixe and the carimbó.

Lambeth Shuffle Harlem 1938 Plantation Club renamed the Lambeth Walk the Lambeth Shuffle Lambeth Walk, Big Apple
Lambeth Walk London 1938? Lupino Lane. Miss England also claims. Joseph Rines Intro to USA Walk, Strut, Round, Lambeth Shuffle, Big Apple , Palais Glide
Lambra Arab n/a aka: Moresca Moresca, Spanish, Portuguese
Lame Duck New York 1912 The Castles really a variation more than a dance
Laminu California 1940's related to the Balboa Balboa, Swing dance
Lancers Paris 1820-1885 Dance Master- Laborde Square Dance, Lancers
Ländler Austria 1690-1800 Vienna Waltz, Volta, De Medici, Landler
Landó Peru n/a derivative of the Landu with a mix of Spanish & African rhythms Landu
Landu Angola, Spain n/a "Fancy Dance" by slaves from Brazil Landó
Lariat Dance Mexico c.1700s? Vaqueros Cowboy, Spanish, Mexican Hat
Lassu Hungary c.1800?s n/a Friss,
Latin Dance Cuba n/a n/a Cha-cha, Bolero, Mambo, Spanish
Le Branle n/a n/a n/a Contra, Court
Le Carillon do Dunkerque France 1600s? n/a Sir Roger, Quadrille, La Boulangère
Le Frisson USA? 1960s Eduardo Davidson La Pachanga, La Bimbi
Le Galop a Trois Pas n/a 1880s? aka: Three Step Galop, also called Three Slide Galop.
n/a
le manchon-monstre Europe 1800s? a whimsical group waltz using a rope, (maybe these are Cotillion figures) la bombe mélinete, In le facteur,
Le papillon, In le théâtre, Waltz
Le Reve New York 1889 C. H. Rivers. adopted by the American Society of professors of Dancing n/a
Le Roc Germany n/a "Kick Ball Change, Kick Step, Kick Step" Jive, Swing, Acrobatics, Gymnastics, Adagio, Ce Roc, Rock & Roll
Le Tourbillion Paris 1858 Academic company of Professors de Danse of Paris, Artists of the Imperial Theater of the Opera. Quadrilles
Legomainia USA 1900s A name for the style of dance called "Rubber Legging", aka: Rubberlegs Henry Rubberlegs Williams, Alberta Whitman, Julian Eltinge
Les Clochettes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Les VARIÉTÉS Parisiennes Paris 1865 Academic company of Professors de Danse of Paris, Artists of the Imperial Theater of the Opera. Introduced in America by William B. De Garmo. Quadrilles
Limbo Trinadad 1920s? aka: Under The Stick Dance Fad dance, Party Dance
Lindbergh Glide New York 8/1927 Thomas H. Sheehy Kinkajou, Dixie Stomp
Lindbergh Hop USA 1927 aka: Lindy Hop, Lindy, named by "Shorty George" Jig Hop, Dewey Dip,Savoy, Swing, Jitterbug, Breakaway, Texas Tommy, The Mooch, Texas Tommy, Earhart Hop, Breakaway, Al Smith Hop, Shango, Ejor, Push, Whip, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Lindy, Snowden, Swing, Jitterbug, Shag
Lindbergh Wave Waltz USA c.1920s Society Of Professors of Dancing Swing Waltz, Jitterbug- Waltz
Lindy ( Hop ) USA 1927 aka: Lindbergh Hop, Folk Dance Savoy, Swing, Jitterbug, Breakaway, Texas Tommy, The Mooch, Texas Tommy, Earhart Hop, Breakaway, Al Smith Hop, Shango, Ejor, Push, Whip, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Snowden, Swing, Jitterbug, Shag
Lindy One Step, the USA 1927 Demonstrated at Schultz Dance Studio in Chicago (Suburbanite Economist Newsppr 9/23/1927.) n/a
Line Dance n/a n/a n/a Folk, Disco, Country
Lip To Lip USA 1920s Ragtime Dance Texas Tommy, Grizzly Bear, Bunny Hug,Toddle
Lisbonienne Poland c.1700s? Markowski Polka, Mazurka, Lisbonienne, Sicilienne, Friska, Schottische
Listen Lester New York 1918? n/a Grizzly Bear, Turkey Trot
Little Apple n/a 1937? n/a Big Apple
Little Boat Dance Cuba c.1940's n/a Timba Rigurosa
Little Foot n/a n/a n/a La Varsovienne
Lombardina Italy? c.1800s n/a Giga, Monferrina, Giorometta
Loomis Glide Mazurka New York 1888 A.M. Loomis. Adopted by the American Society of Professors of Dancing n/a
Loomis Yale Univeristy York New York n/a A. M. Loomis Polka-Redowa
London Swish n/a c1913 Mrs. Florence C. Dyer n/a
Los Seises Seville n/a Introduced by Cardinal Ximenes in Toledo. Done by 12 choir boys. Morris Dance, Musarabic rite, Minuet
Louvre (Loure) France n/a Jean Baptiste Lully Gigue Lente, Spanish - (Elizibeth of England)
Love Waltz n/a 1913 Andrae and Ethel (Folies Bergere) Pointed Toe Upward on every Second Step, then wraps legs around leaders waist and is spun close to floor.
Lovers Two Step USA 1910 n/a Bunny Hug, Turkey Trot, Slow Drag
Lovers Walk n/a n/a n/a Slow Dance
Lowdown USA 1910'S n/a Brother Lowdown, Real Lowdown,
Doin the Lowdown,
Luncheon Lurch USA 1913 danced by Miss Katherine Britton and Sally Williams Valse Chaloupe, Texas Tommy, Horse Trot, Reno Glide, Tango Dream, Banana Peel Glide etc.
Lujock Russia ?? ?? Russian Dance
Lundu Angola 1680s? Bantu Slaves. Lundu from word Kilundu (means spirit). aka: Fado Sarabanda, Chacona, Batuque, Samba, Lulu Fado, Fandango, (Portuguese)
Lulu Fado New York 1914 Maurice Mouvet and Florence Walton Lulu Fado, Chez Maurice, Lundu
Le Vrai Fado Portugais
Lurch USA 1900S? Waltz Variation Waltz


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