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'M' Dance Name ▼▲ Origin: Creator/Choreographer | Note See Also: Date
Macarena, the - Dance created in 1996 by a Flamenco teacher. A type of group participation / Line dance. Uses mainly hands and hips. Song by: Los del Río. | Originally had no dance till 1996. Was a type of line dance | aspect of the Virgin Mary in Spain. 1993 (song)
Madera, the Bohemia  Anna Chadimová-Slezak Pre Polka 1850s
Madison, the USA articles: 4/1960 | 8/1960 | 12/1960 - Ballroom Dance Mag: a Solo and Couples dance | It's Madison Time. Twist | Bop | Frug | Hully Gully | Swim | Jerk 1950's
Madrilène, the Spain? Spanish style couples dance - 1850's?
Malagueña, the Andalusia (Mal-a-Gain=Yah) | aka: Flamenco | (also a music) Andalusan | Flamenco | Tango | Bolero | Paso Doble -
Mambo, the Haiti | Cuba Francisco Grillo? Salsa | Rumba| Son | Latin | Cha-Cha | Danzon | Habanera | Samba 1930's
Manila Swing, the USA Another name for the Hustle (1-2-3&4-5-6&) Hustle | Disco | Philippino Swing | Disco Fox 1980's
Manipuri Manipur, India - Hindu Natya | Marwar | Malabar | Madras | Manipur | Kathak | Kathakali | Guru | Tagore | Shan-Kar | Belly -
Maori, the New Zealand Songs | War Dance - -
Marlborough, the USA Mr. Mohler Minuet and Mazurka Combo dance. 1896
Marimba Waltz - - Done to Song: 'After The Ball' (1921) 1921
Marinera Peruana Peru Flirtation dance - -
Marmeins, the - Irene | Phyllis and Miriam - 1927's
Martinique, the Haiti A set dance | connected to the Giouba dance - -
Martinique Beguine St. Lucia Ballroom dance of the island of St. Lucia and Martinique. - -
Mary Pickford Waltz New York - Waltz | Mary Pickford 1917
Mashed Potato (e) USA 1960's fad dance | version of the Charleston Fad | Twist | Fly | Frug | Hully Gully | Swim | Madison | Watusi | Monkey | Jerk 1950/60
Mason, the Cuba? - ?? -
Matelot, the Holland Dutch sailors dance | wooden shoes | arms interlaced behind backs. Sailors Hornpipe | Clog Dances | Matelotte -
Mattichiche, La - ?Derminy and Morley? aka: Maxixe 1905?
Mattachins, the - aka: Matassins Sword Dance | Court | Ballets 1500's
Maurice Glide, the USA Maurice Mouvet Maurice Walk | Castle Walk | Tangovarious Glides 1910s
Maurice's Step Dance New York Maurice Mouvet Chasseurs Foxtrot | Maxixe | Apache dance 1910's
Maurice Walk, the New York Mouvet and Walton One Step | Cakewalk | Skip | Hop | Dips | Glides | Tango 1912
Maxixe, the Brazil aka: Brazilian Tango | Del Rio and Luis Introduced at the Palais de danse. Parisian | Brazilian | Bre'siliene | Mattichiche | Zemba | Habanera | Tango | Samba 1912
Maxixe Argentine New York Joan Sawyer Maxixe | Bre'siliene | Mattichiche | Tango 1914?
Maxixe Bre'siliene New York? - Maxixe | Castles, the | Maurice Mouvet 1914?
Maxina, the Britain? Madame Low Hurndall dance won 1st Place British Teachers of Dance 1917
May Dance Swiss - Klapdanse | Chicken Dance 1907?
May Pole Dance England Moors | John Tiller (said to have created modern maypole) Versailles | Carnival | Robin Hood | May Day Dance | Morris Dance 1763
Mayfair Cotillion - Created by G.F. Childs Cotillion | billed as A New Square dance 1908
Mazurka, the Mazovie, Poland Markowsky Polacco | Holubiec | Minuet | Polka | Polonaise | Waltz | Russian 1500's
Measure, the - Court dances / Stately Dances - -
Melange, the - - Apache | Maxixe 1928
Meloneras Daimiel, Spain Variation of Sequilillas Manchengas | by two or four couples Sequilillas Manchengas | Spanish Dance -
Mento, the Jamaica Native dances resembling the Rumba Rumba -
Merenconga, the USA aka:  Pachanga Merengue | Conga | Mambo | Cha Cha 1960's
Merengue, the Hispanola (different stories see page) tambora | güiro | Urpa | Walk | King | Salsa | Latin | Mambo 1800's
Merry Go Round Dance New York Veloz & Yolanda Cobra Tango | Yolanda Tango 1937
Merry Widow Waltz - Maurice Mouvet said to be invented by: Georgie Mahrer Waltz -
Mesemba, the Spain? - Samba | Zemba Queca | Lundu 1890's
Metropole, Le - H. Fletcher Rivers Waltz c.1870s
Mexican Hat Dance [SM] Mexico aka: El Jarabe Taptio | 1950 Duchess of Idaho Film | Anchors Aweigh. Mixers | Conga | Hokey Pokey | Bunny Hop ?1910s?
Mexican Shuffle [SM] - - - 1948
Mexican Twist, That
USA Composer: Walter Donovan
- 1911
Mexiconga ??? Ann Miller | George White Scandals of 1939 Conga 1930's
Military Glide, the USA - Sousa | March 1910?
Military March - note: done in Movie-Pin Up Girl Military Glide | Sousa | March -
Military Schottische, the - aka: Kentucky Jubilee and Dancing in the Barn Schottische 1800's
Military Three, the Ohio ? F. S. Laux ? - 1917
Milonga, the Spain/ Argentina Argentine country dance and music style Tango | Music | Habanera | Andalusan 1800's
Mime Greece Dorian Centers of Pelponnesus Pantomime | Mute | Act | Phlyakes 600 B.C.
Miners Dance, the UK Intricate Group Dance done with Hand Held Sword | Sticks or Batons Sword | Baton | Stick | Morris 1800s
Minuet, the Poitu | FR. Pe'Cour? aka: Menuet | Stately | Court | Round 16-1875
Minuet Tango, the USA Albert Newman A Tango-non ragtime | 2/4 1913
Mitote, the Santa Cruz Montezuma ordered Cortez to dance It | Superbly dressed | danced from Night to morning. Cascaron 5/3/??
Mizpirotza, the Basque - - 1600's?
Mobile Buck, the USA Common Buck | evolved into the Time Step Minstrel Shows | Buck Dance | Tap dance 1830's 
Moderation, the USA Rowley Downs Dance Mixture 1910's
Modern Dance Europe Francois Delsarte | Emile Jacques-Dalcroze | Isadora Duncan- (USA) Jazz dance | Ballet | Interpretive 19th Century
Modern Jazz USA see: Modern Dance for now Jazz Dance | Tap DANCE | Ballet 1930's
Money Musk, the New England? written by Daniel Dow Hornpipe | Gigue | Reels | Highland Fling | Breakdown | Strathspey | Muine Music (also a song title) 1776
Monferrina Piedmont - Giga | Lombardina | Tarantella 1800's?
Monfredo, the - - - 1800's?
Monkey, The USA Major Lance's Popular Song: Monkey Time 1960s Fad dances | Twist | Frug | Mule | Watusi etc. 1963
Monkey Glide, the USA - - 1910's
Monkey Hunch, the USA - Ballin' The Jack | Buzzin' the Bee | etc. | James P. Johnson 1917's
Modinha Brazil Derived from Portuguese songs and dances. - -
Mon Homme USA Dorothy Dickson and Carl Hyson aka: Grab Dance (Ladies lead this dance) 1922
Mooch, the USA Animule Ball by Jelly Roll Morton mentions the Mooch | Said originally to be a Zulu Dance. The Mooch and Sugar | Shag | Breakaway | Lindy Hop | Swing | Charleston, etc. 1920s
Mooch and Sugar, the USA Pre Swing Dance Texas Tommy | Breakaway | Lindy Hop 1910's
Morris Dances, the Spain/ English John Of Gaunt - Introduced to England.. aka: Moresque | Morisca Square | Robin Hood | Country | Contra | Bean | May Pole 1360's
Mosquito Dance Australia? Maybe Aborigines? | native Americans | Mashpee and Aquinnah | Wbanaki | Samoans seems to be many versions of this dance Composer Béla Bartók. Scratch dance | Heebee Jeebies | Mosquito Macarena -
Mosquito Macarena USA Children's dance Mosquito Dance | Macarena 1990's?
Mosquito SLAP Dance Hawaii Samoans - choreographed slapping rids the male dancers of imaginary pests with high stepping athleticism. aka: Siva fa'ataupati 1940's?
Motovidlo Czech Name means: winder or windlass Allewander | Allemande | Reels -
Mount Vernon USA? Ballroom Dance Washington and Lee | Montclair 1932
Mouse, the USA Soupy Sales (actor) Say 'do the mouse': make a face | with thumbs in ears. 1960's
Mule, The USA Killer Joe Piro (vodka ad) Jerk | Watusi | Twist | Mule Walk | etc 1966
Mule Walk, the Washington Created by Jane Allen - Part Turkey Trot | Horse-trot | and Tango. Music starts then goes into a Waltz and everyone stops dancing until the original song starts again (stubborn as a Mule idea - wont dance waltz) Mule, the | James P. Johnson | John Roache | The Jungles Casino 1913
Mumbo Jumbo, the Hawaii? Introduced by Prince Cupid (Jonah Cubio Kalanialole) in Wash. D.C. aka: Americanized Hula Hula 1911
Mutchíco Basque aka: Saut Basque edo carrica dantza -
Musette, the France - Piva | Hornpipe | Gigue | Sarabanda | Chacona 1400's?
Mysetta Waltz - 4/1967-Ballroom dancing Times Magazine Waltz 1960's?
Mysore, the India Similar to the May Pole dance. See: May Pole for now -

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