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Paul Jones USA n/a aka: Old Paul Jones Arkansas Traveler
Pachanga (Cha) Cuba/USA 1960s said to be created by Eduardo Davidson Cha, Mambo, Salsa, Le Frisson, La Bimbi, Viva La Pachanga
Pachuko Hop USA 1940S? n/a Zoot Suit Riots, Swing, Lindy
Padovana Italy 1546 Antonio Rotta? Pavane, Passamezzo, 6/8
Palais Glide London 1939 Offshoot of the Lambeth Walk Lambeth Walk
Palesteena Foxtrot USA 1900s a Foxtrot Variation Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Palm Beach Walk USA 1927 n/a Kinkajou, Dixie Stomp
Paloléo Spain 1500s? shrine of Sta Maria Del Essar n/a
Pambiche n/a n/a aka: Merenque, Palm Beach see Merenque
Pan American Glide USA 1914 Dance MAsters Of America Golden West, New Three Step, Gaby Glide, Sea Sick Glide etc
Pannier Waltz USA? c1912   Turkey Trot, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear, Tiger, Horse Trot, Shivers, Waltz, Boston Dip etc.
Pantomime (Mime) Rome 1st cent AD Romans aka:mime Mime, Mute, Act, Robot, Break Dancing, Phlyakes, Mimus, Comedian, Jester
Papaltatsa Maxixe New York 1914 (Jenny) Dolly Sisters Maxixe, Harry Fox, Singers
Paresis Glide Paris 1914 Miss Florence Heaton a Glide dance with various steps of the day thrown in
Parisienne Tango New York? c.1910s Joan Sawyer Leslie F. Clendenens, Dance Mad
Pas de Soleure n/a n/a National dance n/a
Pas Italian n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pasillo Colombiano Columbia n/a similar to Cuban Bolero in 6/8 Bolero
Pas de Brabant France n/a aka: Breban, Saltarello Saltarello
Pas de Quatre Scotland c.1860s Meyer Lutz, at Gaiety Theater aka: Barn Dance
Pas Ma La, the USA? 1895 An exceptional comedy dancer. Song: La Pas Ma La, Introduced by Ernest Hogan and the Georgia Graduates. Black Patti Troubadors, The Smart Set. Place hand on head, Walk Forward then Hop back three steps with knees bent with gestures. Mentions the Bombishay, Eagle Rock, Turkey Trot
Paso Doble Spain 1800s? see also Spanish Dance Two-Step, Paseo, Spanish, Salsa, Latin, La Corrida Song-1963,
Passacaglia Spain c.1600's Jean Baptiste Lully aka: Passacallie Stately, Court, Suite, Louis XIV, Slow Dance -3/4, Long Gliss'es, arms at sides. Chacona, Sarabande
Pasadena, The USA 1895 George Dodsworth Waltz or Two Step
Pass The Ammunition USA 1943 Arthur Murray Praise The Lord, Big Apple
Passa - Mezzo Italy 1550s (passare, to walk, mezzo, half) was a slow dance 4/4 Pavane, Galliard, Minuet, Queen Elizabeth
Passamesa Italy 1546 aka: Pavane Pavane, Payan, Pavin, Passemezzo
Passe-Passe Italy? c.1800s aka: Quadrille n/a
Passe-Pied France, Brittany 1500's aka: Rigaudon & Fast Minuet Branle, Bouree, Minuet, Rigaudon
Passion Dance Atlantic City? 1896 Delorita n/a
Pastorall England 1713 Dance Master: Mr Issac The Royal, Rigadoon, Princess, Union, $Pastorale*
Patch - Tanz n/a n/a Jewish Jewish Folk Dance, Folk Dance, Square
Pattan' Juba USA n/a See Juba! William Henry Lane
Patti - Cake Jive USA 1950s n/a Hand Jive?
Pavane Italy 1508 aka:Passamesa & Padovana Pavin, Panicin, Stately, Court, Contra
Pavanilla Italiana Italy 1608 aka: Pavane Pavane, Passamessa
Pavlova Gavotte France 1913 Anna Pavlova Gavotte, Pays de Gap
Peabody New York 1915 William Frank Peabody (Lt.- N.Y.P.D.) Foxtrot, One-Step, Quickstep, March, Ragtime
Peacock Dance Italy 1508 see Pavane Pavane
Peacock Glide USA? c1913 N/A Hitchy Coo, Turkey Trot, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear, etc
Peacock Strut United Kingdom 1910s Similar to the Turkey Trot Ballin The Jack, Baltimore Buzz etc.
Peckin' Los Angeles, CA 1934 Chocolateers, Mae Diggs/ Nicholas Bros. Introduced at Sebastian's Cotton Club in Los Angeles-1934: also Cotton Club Express-1937, Yanvallou Dance, Dahomean Dance
Pedestal Dance USA 1800s Gigue and Minstrel dancers See Gigue, Tap, Clog, Henry Dixey
Pee Wee Herman Dance USA 1980s Pee Wee Herman Running Man, Cabbage Patch, Electric Slide, Centipede, The Ant, Rock Lobster, Safety Dance
Peek A Boo Dance n/a 1940s Amateur Strippers Strip, Burlesque
Peelin' The Peach New York 1937 n/a Pose n' Peck, Lindy, Big Apple, Little Apple, Truckin, Swing
Pelota n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pericon Argentina n/a Argentina's Nat'l. Dance Folk, Waltz, Tango, Gaucho
Periconas Chili n/a (Quellón region) may be related to Pericon
Périgourdine Périgord, France old? sung by dancers in duple time n/a
Pernambuco ? n/a n/a n/a Ray Bolger
Peruvian Dance Peru n/a n/a Indian, Andalusian, Spanish, Ballet, Minuet, Folk
Phaiakian Dance Greek? n/a n/a n/a
Philadelphia Boston n/a c.1910s (a one step waltz) aka: One Step Waltz / Long Boston / Drop Step, Berceuse / Cradle Boston
Philadelphia Drag Philly? 1913? Anna Wheaton & Sydney Grant Varsity Drag, Walkin The Dog, Gilda Glide, Hoffman Glide, Gaby Glide
Philadelphia Twist n/a 1910s? n/a n/a
Picadilly Crawl n/a c1912 n/a Ragtime Dance
Piccolino, The USA 1930s Fred Astaire, Top Hat Carioca, Yam, Continental
Pickford Polka New York ? Oscar Duryea Created For Mary Pickford
Pickin' Cotton New York 1928 n/a George White, Ann Pennington
Pie De Jibao Spain 1560 Jibado (hunchbacked), Danced as Couples Spanish Dance, Jibado, Court
Pigeon Walk n/a 1912 James V. Monaco this was a Fox-trot
Piva Italy 1400s? Peasant dance, Dbl steps to quick tempo. Court, Musette, Hornpipe, Ballo, Sokti
Plantation Dance n/a 1800s? n/a n/a
Plesiosaurian Glide Buenos Aires 1922 From Argentina, debut in Philadelphia Tango
Plugge-dansen Holland n/a n/a a kind of Fandango
Plymouth Rock, the USA 1956 Arthur Murray n/a
Polacco Mazovie, Poland n/a Sister dance of the Mazourka See Mazourka
Polka Czechoslovakia 1822 Anna Chadimová-Slezak (Bohemian) Galop, Redowa, Mazurka, Rabb, Mazourka, Gavotte, Pulka
Polka, Grecian Bend USA? 1850s Morlacchi Galop, Redowa, Mazurka, Rabb, Mazourka, Gavotte, Pulka, Ballet
Polka Tremblante Bohemia 1840s? See Polka Galop, Redowa, Mazurka, Rabb, Mazourka, Gavotte, Pulka
Polka-Mazur (Polka Mazourka) Russia 1830 Princess Marie Nicolaewna. (Basically a waltz, even though the name) Galop, Redowa, Mazurka, Rabb, Mazourka, Gavotte, Pulka
Polka Redowa n/a 1852 n/a n/a
Polo Trot USA 1925 Arthur Murray ? Foxtrot
Polonaise Poland 1585 Originally a Military March. War, March, Waltz, Russian, Mazurka. Women came into the dance in the 1645.
Polovetzian Dances n/a n/a n/a Choral dances
Pols Sweden n/a mix of Swedish and Norwegian country dance n/a
Polska Sweden n/a 3/4 Hambo, Polskor, Bingsjöpolska, Bodapolska, Orsapolska, Rättvikspolska, Slängpolska, Wedding,
Polskor Scandinavia n/a couples dance aka: Polska n/a
Pompeiien Dance Pompeii? n/a aka: Pompeien dance Salome, Belly dance
Pop Goes the Weasel England n/a n/a Country Dance, Square Dance, Hornpipe, VA. Reel, De Coverly
Pope's Dance (see Furlana) Campieli, Italy c.1583 (1780's) aka La Popette, Furlana. Pope Pius X aka Furlana, Furlane, Forlana, Frullana and Friulana, La Popette, a courtship dance
Popette, la (see Furlana) Campieli, Italy c.1583 (1780's) aka Pope's Dance, Furlana, Pope Pius X aka Furlana, Furlane, Forlana, Frullana and Friulana, Pope's Dance, a courtship dance
Pordon Dantza Basque? n/a aka: Lance Dance Battle of Beotibar, edo carrica dantza
Porro Columbia n/a similar to Rumba, 2/4 Rumba
Port-au-Prince n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pose and a Peck New York? 1937 Arthur Murray Swing, Peelin' The Peach, Suzy-Q
Posin' New York? 1930's Arthur Murray? Swing, Peckin', Truckin, Big Apple, Jitterbug
Possum Trot n/a 1910s Consisted of a series of fast, flat hops n/a
Pousse Cafe n/a 1910s Ms. Winn and Mr. Evans Dance Mixture
Praise The Lord, Pass the Ammunition USA 1940's Arthur Murray Posin', Pose and A Peck, Kick The Mule, Suzy Q, Big Apple, Little Apple.
Promenade Waltz USA 1896 (DMOA) n/a
Mobile Prance, the n/a 1909 [see Sheet Music Cover] Prance, Two-Step, March
Prestilio Portugal 1700s n/a Folia, Fado, Mouresca, Baixa
Prince Of Wales Foxtrot USA 1923 National Institute of Social Dancing Foxtrot. Named in honor of the dancing Prince
Princess Rajah Dance USA C.1904 American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. 1904 Edison, Biograph, Mutoscope films, Belly, Turkish
Pull It, the USA c.1910s Similar to the Break-Away in Lindy Hop (Eph & Dinah Skits) Medicine Shows, Gillies, Lindy
Purity Dance, The USA 1914 J.B. Caldwell. (Dance to combat the Wiggle dances. Couple dance 6 inches apart and lead holds Hankerchief in Rt Hand to discourage Hugging dances.. Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear etc
Push Tulsa, Oklahoma 1968? aka: Tulsa / Texas Push Whip, West Coast, Shag, Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug
Pussyfoot Prance n/a 191? [see Sheet Music Cover] n/a
Pyrrhic Dance Greece B.C. (aka: Armed Dance), Goddess Rhea, Cervantes War, Bracelet, Bacchanalia, Apollo & Rhea, Hymenaea, Labyrinth, Mythology, men in armor

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