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'S' Dance Name ▼▲ Origin: Creator/Choreographer | NoteSee Also:Date
S' escandalari Ibiza, Spain Peasant dance celebrating planting & harvesting Spanish Dance -
Saber Dance - See: Sword Dance section for now Sword dance | Military | War dance | 6/29/1953-Time Mag. -
Sacramento Squeeze USA Andre and Ethel (Follies Bergere)   1912's
Sacred Dance World World religious dances Catholic | Jewish | Buddhists | Zen | Christian | Monks | etc. ancient
Safety Dance - - The Robot | Rock Lobster | Peewee Herman | Electric Slide | The Centipede | The Ant 1980's
Sailors Hornpipe Scotland - Arkansas Traveler | Highland Fling | Sword | Jig | Reels -
Salac Dance Rome? Numa Pompilius Dance to honor God of War Biblical
Salegy Madagascar Sakalave peoples - -
Salían Dance Rome Numa | Salí Priests War dances | Mythology | Religious B.C.
Saltarelle or Saltarello Italy aka: Alta Danza Court | Tarantella | Galliard | Quaternaria 1500's
Salome Dance Italy Princess Salome Dance Of The Seven Veils | Belly | Raks Sharki | Hootchy Coochy | Maude Allen | Joan Sawyer | Jessie York | Sol Cohen 40's AD
Salta France? Lucretia Borgia dance this aka: Waltz 1700's?
Samah Asia - Kirkler Samah | Dervish | Turkey B.C.
Samba Brazil Introduced to the USA in 1940 Latin | Salsa | Mambo | Marti Gras 1917?
Sammy, the New York Prof. Claude Alviene (Oakland Tribune (7/17/1917) Military type couples dance. Female wears mans hat. 1917
Sand Dance USA? Harriet Brown. a Syncopated Shuffle. No Maps aka: Scratchin' the Gravel | On My Taps [by Sims 1979] See: Tap | Soft Shoe 1920's?
Sand Dune (dance of the) - Norma Brandt - 1918
Santley Tango New York Joseph Santley "When Dreams Come True" 1912
Sapateo de, El - Fanny Essler? - 1800's
Sarabande Guatemala aka: Sarabanda | Andalusian | Zarabanda Spanish Dance | Tarraga | Chacona | Zarabanda | Rastro | Sarabanda 1560's
Sararo Galicia Ball Game dance at a Carnival Muyneria | Gallega | Minuet | Cotillion 1500's
Sardana Cataluña Catalan Contrapas | Spanish dances 1600's?
Saut Basque Basque aka: Mutchíco Zorzico | edo carrica dantza -
Sauteuse - A kind of waltz Waltz | Quadrille 1830's?
Savannah, the USA Done to a Spanish Foxtrot called the Valencia Modified Charleston | Tango 1926
Savoy Ballroom New York Created by Charles Buchanon. | There were many Savoys, Harlem's was most notable. Roseland Ballroom | Palomar | Jitterbug | Lindy 12/14/1926
Savoy Style Swing New York Smoother version done at Savoy Ballroom | NY West Coast Swing | Lindy | Hollywood Style 1930's
Scalp Dance America American Indian American Indian Dance 1800's?
Scarf Dance ? 1920 Scarf dance Foreman Hall | Skirt dances | Fan | Bubble | Veil 1890's
Schäfflertanz Munich originated from Bow and Hoop Dance Bow and Hoop, 1600's?
Schönpart Nürnberg a Carnival Dance - -
Scottish Espagnole France aka: Spanish Schottische - 1900's
Schottische Germany Created by Markowski (Poland) Folk dance | Country | Square dance | Friska | Polka | Rhinelander | Mazurka 1840's?
Schottische Espagnole Paris | France aka: Spanish Schottische | Maltese | Double Schottische (most popular) | Scotis Espanol and the Seven Steps or Seven Step Polka Spanish Dance | Schottische | Polka 1900's
Schuhplattltanz Bavaria Bavarian Folk Dance Ballet | Folk dances | Balanchine -
Schuhplatteln Germany - - -
Schwertertanz Europe - Sword dances -
Schwabentanz Austria 4/4/ & 3/4 mix Waltz 1800's?
Scotch Reel Scotland National Dance Virginia Reel | Roger de Coverly | Hornpipe | Jigs | Square Dance -
Scratchin' The Gravel - aka: Sand Dance - 1910's
Scronch, The Kentucky - Skronch | Cab Calloway -
Siebensprung Germany 2/4 time - 1600's?
Sea Sick Dance/ Glide USA Ragtime Dance Texas Tommy | Bunny Hug | Grizzly Bear | Tiger | Boston Dip | Dallas Dip | Horse Trot etc. 1913
Sefton Waltz - Created By J.B. McKewen Waltz | 1908
Sequence Dancing England Such as Square Dance/ round dancing. Steps taken in certain definite order such as the Military Two-Step | Veleta | Square dance etc. -
Sequidilla Castille | Spain - Spanish dances | Sevillana -
Serious Family Polka New York Created by M. Frederick at Burtons Theater Polka 1850
Serpentine Dance Paris Created by: Loie Fuller Butterfly Dance | Fan dance | Bubble dance | Veil | Skirt dance | Scarf | Sword dance | Fire dance 1892
Seven Years Itch, The USA Scratching the Body in Rhythm - 1910's?
Sevillana Andalucía | Spain - Spanish Dance | Sequidilla | Flamenco -
Sewin' The Rice USA - Ballin' The Jack | Eagle Rock | Baltimore Buzz 1910's
Shadow Dance New York Created By: Lydia Thompson Can-can | Jig 1890's
Shag, Carolina Myrtle Beach | So. Carolina Unknown West Coast Swing | Push | Supreme Swing | Jitterbug | Whip | East Coast Swing | Lindy 1930's?
Shag (A. Murray) New York Created by: Arthur Murray Balboa | Collegiate | Jitterbug | Collegiate Shag 1930's
Shag, Collegiate ??? College Students? aka: Arthur Murray Shag | Balboa 1920's
Shag, New Orleans ??? Richard Jones? Collegiate | Swing | Lindy | West Coast Swing 1925's
Shag, St. Louis St. Louis - Fast | Charleston Like couples dance 1930s
Shame Dance, The USA - Universal 1923
Shake and Quiver Haiti aka: Shitka | Shimmy | Via slave trade. Shika | Shimmy | Shimmy-Sha-Wabble | Shake ???
Shakers, The New Eng. Sister Anna Lee Religion | Morris | May Pole  1770's
Shark Swish - - One of the Ragtime dances 1913's
Shawl Dance ?Paris? - Scarf Dance | Fan Dance | Ballet | Bayadere 1839?
Shika Dance Nigeria - Shimmy | Shake and Quiver | Shimmy Sha Wabble | Shake dance -
Shim Sham, The See below See also: Shim Sham Shimmy Tap | Clog | Jazz | Theater | Act 1920's
Shim Sham Shimmy New York? Leonard Reed Line | Big Apple | Swing | Lindy hop 1937
Shimmy, The USA claimed by: Gilda Gray | Mae West in 1918/19 Chemise | Shake | Shake and Quiver | Shimmy Sha Wabble | Shake dance | Bull Frog Hop Song (1908) 1908
Shimmy Grab, The USA? - Shimmy | Shmmie Sha Wabble | Shake Dance | Shiver | Itch | Scratch 1910
Shimmy Sha Wabble Haiti Pre cursor to the Gilda /West Shimmy Dance | probably from Shika dance Shimmy | Chemise | Shake and Quiver | Shimmy Sha Wabble | Shake dance | Rules and Regulation Song (1911). 1911
Shinto Dance Japan ?? Oriental Fan Dance | Geisha | Maiko ??
Shishi Mai Japan Traditional Lion Dance w/ Chinese roots Shishi Odori -
Shishi Odori Japan Deer Dance Shishi Mai -
Shoeing the Mare Cuba Dance done within the Rhumba Rhumba | Latin ??
Shout Africa African Hymns - 1800's
Shuffle USA Ragtime Dance - 1920's
Shufflin' dance UK Freestyle 'T-step' shuffle (Mashed Potato,) Running Man | Charleston mix | Apple Jacks. Industrial Dance | Techtonic dance | Mashed Potato | Apple Jacks | Charleston | Running Man late 1990's
Sicinnis - - Violent shaking dance BC?
Sicillian(a), La Sicily Pastoral dance | (6/8 or 12/8 time) La Tarantella | L'Italienne | Valse Redowa | 1850's?
Sicilienne Poland Markowski (difficult | but graceful) Friska | Schottische | Mazurka | Libonienne | L'Italienne 1700's?
Silent Dance USA - (Social Dance thru Recorded Music and Headphones) 1928
Silent Dance - Venetian's Weddings 1500's
Sir Roger de Coverly England aka: Roger de Coverly Square Dance | Arkansas Traveler 1800's
Sirillas Chili (Quellón region) - -
Siva Dance Samoa Samoan? Apia | King Malietoa 1880's
Six Step Waltz New York Oscar Duryea National Biscuit Company ?
Six-Eight, The England - - 1927
Skating Waltz Paris Created by Maurice Mouvet as a boy Solo Waltz done to Inamorata song. can be done to any waltz song however. 1903?
Skákava Bohemia - Mazurka -
Skillipoop, the Stratford | Canada Alan Lund with Chela Matthison and Sylvia Shaffer (at the Stratford Shakespearian Festival "Timon of Athens".) African-Oriental couples stage dance 1968
Skip Dance - - - 1800's?
Skip Rope Dance Buffalo | New York choreographed for Irene Pirson by Horatio N. Grant. ---> (The rope describes two revolutions to each bar. The dancer leaves the floor with a leap or hop every count in the bar | 164 hops and leaps. The rope goes under the feet on 1st and 3rd counts.) 1895
Skirt Dance - Kate Vaughan Serpentine | Veils | Butterfly | Bubble | Fan 1876?
Skronch Kentucky - Scronch | Cotton Club | Cab Calloway -
SLÅNGPOLSKA FRÅN VIKBOLANDET Sweden Danced at weddings and Holidays Folk | Russian | Ukrainian | Israeli -
Slop, The California American Bandstand Introduction aka: Maybe West Coast Swing? -
Slovak Folk Dance Slovakia Czech/Slovak dances Cardáš | Strasak | Hat dance ??
Sluefoot, The California? Film: Daddy Long Legs see: Leslie Caron | Fred Astaire | Daddy Long Legs Film 1954
Slow Drag New Orleans - Fish | Pony | Treemonisha 1890's
Slow Rag USA (Probably misspelling of Slow Drag) Bunny Hug | Turkey Trot 1910
Smurf, the USA Smurf Cartoon Dance Urkel | Pee Wee Herman Dance | The Pacman 1980's?
Snake Dance Arizona ?Hopi Indians? Hopi | Moki | 2/1911 Nat'l Geographic Mag. 1903
Snake Dance Havana Voodoo Priests Naningo | Matar La Culebra 16th Cent.
Snake Hips New York Earl " Snake Hips " Tucker Connie's Hot Chocolates | Congo Dance 1920's
Soft Shoe The South George Primrose | Barney Fagan - (See: Tap,) Leonard | Sand Dance | Virginia Essence | Clog | Tap | Buck /Wing | Juba 1910's
Soleares Spain Origin of the Flamenco Spanish | Flamenco | Alegrías -
Son, The Cuba aka: Rumba Mambo | Cha-Cha | Salsa | Latin | Rumba -
Sonia Polish Dance Poland? aka: Polka Polka 1924
Sophisticated Swing California Myrna Myron name for West Coast Swing. West Coast Swing | Western Swing | Supreme Swing | Push | Whip | Swop | Swango | Swustle | Swag | Carolina Shag 1940's
South Sea Fling - Efate Dancers - 1944's
South Sea Hula Dance New York Gilda Gray - 1922
Southern Slide USA   Composer: Jos. A. Burke 1911
Spagnoletta Netherlands - Pavane | Espunyolet | Spanish dances 1600's
Spanish Dance Spain Andalusia Flamenco | Sarabande | Spanish Espagnole | Saltarello | Jaleo | Sequidilla | Fandango | Dancing Girls from Cadiz | Jota 550 B.C. (Varies?)
Spanish Schottische (Espagnole) Paris, France aka: Spanish Schottische | Maltese | Double Schottische (most popular) | Scotis Espanol and the Seven Steps or Seven Step Polka Spanish Dance | Schottische 1900's
Spanish Waltz USA (DMOA) Waltz done side by side 1896
Spanish Yorke - (DMOA) Yorker | Yorke | York 1895
Spider Dance NY? Lola Montez (Gilbert) | done in Louise Glaum 'Sex' Film [1920] Spanish dances | Lola and Andre' 1800's
Spirit of America, the USA Dance Masters of America. Danced to "Dixie Song". Partly a Cakewalk Cakewalk | Roosevelt Gavotte | Motto Gavotte 1910's
Spongebob, the USA Hop+Kick-Step<---->Hop+Kick-Step TV Cartoon Show 1990's
Spoon Dances Turkey? Anatolia Dinar | Silifke | Bolu | Konya -
Spreading Chestnut Tree England Miss Adele England Miss England | -
Springar Sweden Swedish and Norwegian Country Dance aka: Springdans | Springleik -
Square Dance England? - Country | Round | Folk 1800's
Square-Order Shuffle England Father Joseph (Shakers) Shakers dance 1788
St. Louis Shag E. St. Louis Kenny Wetzel was a main devotee of this dance. Charleston | St. Louis Hop | Lindy | Shag | WC Swing, 1930's
St. Louis Shuffle USA Arthur Murray (Lets Swing It book) - 1937's
St. Vitus Dance, the Germany aka: Tarentella | Middle Ages Tarantella | Dance Marathons 1374
Stag Dance, the USA Union Soldiers Ballroom 1863
Stag Line USA Single Men Cutting In | Single | Escort 1937
Statue Dance - Minstrel Shows Pedestal Dance | Jig | Clog | Step Dance | Tap 1840's?
Step Dance Ireland (see tap for now) Tap dance | Clog | Jig | Pedestal 400's
Steppin' Chicago, IL - Stepping | Swing | DC Hand Dance | Walk | Off-time 1940's
Stevenson Stomp New York Natl. Dance Masters Ass. Political | Al Smith Hop | Lindy Hop 1952
Stomp-Stomp-Stomp USA (8/1960 - Ballroom Dance Mag) the Madison 1960
Stop-Time Dance ?? Fred Stone and Dave Mongomery danced this dance Tap dance | Vernacular | Minstrel 1920's
Stop Trot London ?? - 1927
Stork Hop - Danced by Many Couples Together imitating the Long Legged flight of a Stork. Fox Dance | Goat Bound | Grizzly Bear | Bunny Hug etc. 1912
Strasak Slavokia ?? Cardáš | Hat dance ??
Strassburger Paris - Mozart | Landler | Strassbourgeoise 1770
Strathspey Scotland (Straph / Vale Spey river) National dance of Scotland. Basically a slow reel. Highland Fling | Highland Schottische | Hornpipe | Slower than Reels 1750
Stroll, The USA Albert Newman - (from Hesitation Boston | became fad in 1960s) Hesitation | Boston (Waltz) | Fad | Twist | Frug | 1913's
Strollypso USA Jackie Dee Stroll | Calypso 1960's
Strophe Crete Thesus Strophe | Anti-strophe | and the Stationary | Mythology B.C.
Strut, The USA Uncle Tom's Cabin [1903] | Hallelujah [1929] | Music Box Revue? Paul Whiteman | Cakewalk 1900?
Strut, The Champion USA See: Marge and Gower Champion Cakewalk | Charleston | Jitterbug - mix 1940's?
Stumbling Steps | the USA Donald Kerr & Elfie Weston Walking Dance for Dummies :) 1922
Sturlungasaga Sweden? - Strophe | Faroe -
Styrienne - Fanny Essler Cachucha | Varsovienne | Tarantella -
Subway Glide 1914's - Ragtime Dance | Glide -
Sugar Foot No. Carolina Precursor to the AM Shag | although was name of a few patterns as well. Shag | Flea Hop | Balboa | Jitterbug | Break Away | West Coast Swing | 1923 -Sugar Foot Stomp-s/m 1930's
Sugar Step London ?? ?? 1927
Supreme Swing Oklahoma Named by Jerry Crim West Coast Swing | Push | Whip | Sophisticated | Western Swing | Carolina Shag | Rock and Roll ?
Surfer Stomp USA Side | Cross | Side | Stomp - repeat (solo or couple) Fad | NC2 | Twist | Disco 1960's
Suzy - Q USA - Big Apple | Truckin' | Lindy Hop | Shim Sham 1937
Swallow Bavaria - Animal -
Swedish Ring Dance ?Sweden? ?? ?? ??
Swing Dance USA Folk Dance (Swing Dance is an Umbrella Term for all forms of swing. See listed) Balboa | Big Apple | Boogie Woogie | Bop | BreakAway | Carolina Shag | Ceroc | Champion Strut | Flying Lindy | DC Hand Dance | East Coast Swing | Hollywood Style | Hustle | Jitterbug | Jive | Jitterbug-Jive | Leroc | Lindy | Mooch | New Yorker | Pony Swing | Push | Rock and Roll | Savoy Style | Shag (collegiate) | Shag (St Louis) | Shim Sham | Sophisticated Swing | Steppin | Supreme Swing | Suzy Q | Swag | Swango | Swop | Swustle | Texas Tommy | Truckin | West Coast Swing | Whip | and others. 1914 to
present
Swing Trot New York Fred Astaire Foxtrot 1947
Swing Waltz - - Waltz 1937
Swingeroo, the Georgia A Truckin' Maneuver. Elbows interlocked and Truck in a circle Truckin | Joe Louis Truck | Swing dance | Lindy Hop 1937
Swop Dance Hollywood, CA Coined by group Outkast. Means medium tempo Old Skool (SW)ing (128-148 bpm) and Hip-h(OP) mixture or SW-OP from film Idlewild. West Coast Swing | Hip-Hop | Push | Whip | Shag | Lindy 7/2006
Sword Dance Rome Spartans and Romans | Later Scotland (1058) Mattachins | Highland Fling | Matassins | Gillie Callum | Moresque | Mooris -

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