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Ta Tao [photo] USA 1914 Dance Masters of America accepted for the stage in 1914 American Stage Version
Ta Toa China 1800s? n/a need info on this dance!
Talmadge Fox Trot New York? 1921? Mouvet & Talmadge Harry Fox, Mouvet, Constance Talmadge, Foxtrot,
Tamborito Panama c1957 Non Touch couples dance, Hips, Triple steps in Waltz time (Long, short, short) Cha Cha, Waltz
Tambourine Dance Spain 1600s? Solo duet, quartet or Couple dance. Uses Tambourine. Sarabanda, Chacona, Hornpipe, Alexis Kosloff, Gigue
Tamure Micronesia, Tahiti n/a n/a Need Info on this dance!, new dance form
Tangano Africa n/a Said to have connections w/ Tango Tango, Argentine, African Dance
Tango dances Buenos Aires 1890s? a series of events Argentine, Milonga, Andalusan, Habanera
Tango-American New York 1890s Arranged for the Ball-room by M. Markowski. Maurice Mouvet Argentine, Andalusan, Milonga, Habanera, Castle, Apache Dance
Tango-Argentine (Newman's) New York 1912 Albert C. Newman created this version American Tango, Fan Tango, Newman Tango, Minuet Tango
Tango Argentino Buenos Aires 1800s See Tango Milonga, Andalusia,
Tango Dream USA 1913 n/a Texas Tommie, Turtle Dove, Tennis Tango, Argentine Tango, Castle Tango, Banana Peel Glide, Horse Trot etc
Tango-Parisienne London 1911 Charles d' Albert of London Argentine Tango, American Tango
Tango Toreador n/a n/a The Marvelous Millers Argentine, Andalusan, Milonga, Habanera, Castle, Apache Dance
Tango Twist ?? 1920s ? Jack Wiggins ? n/a
Tango-Valse n/a 1920 n/a Tango, Valse, Hesitation, Fad
Tango Waltz London? n/a Novelty dance Described as basically a Waltz
Tanko Bushi Japan n/a Japanese Miner's Dance. Shishi Odori, Shishi Mai
Tantoli Sweden ? * looking for info on this dance! Swedish Folk Dance
Tap Dance USA 1840-99 Master Juba, Barney Fagan Clog, Buck, Wing, Jig, Shim Sham
Tanz Der Patrizier England? n/a n/a (maybe German) need info on this dance!
Tarantella dance Toranto, Naples 1370s Coralli Ballet "La Tarentule" ? St. Vitus Dance, Taranto, Jean Coralli, Miss Sinden, Madame Michau
Tarraga Spain? 1600s? Need Info on this dance! Sarabanda, Chacona, Spanish, Rastro
Tarasca Spain 1600s need info on this dance! Gigantones y los Enanos
Tari Payong Malaysia 1880's? aka: Umbrella Dance done to Phillippino Kape Rino Music, Gaily painted umbrellas
Taskwin Morocco n/a aka: Taskioune. Warrior dance. War Dance
Tatao, The China 1900s n/a n/a
Taxi Dance(r) France 1901? n/a Dime A Dance, Flapper, Prostitute, Marathon, W.W.II
Tchega Paris, FR 1920 International Dance Teachers of Paris Slow, Then Quick Dance with lots of Stamping of the Feet
Teddy Bear Trot USA 1910s n/a n/a
Tempest n/a 1850s n/a Folk, Contradanse
Tennessee Wig Walk Tennessee? 1953 invented by SYD PERKIN & EDNA DUFFIELD. Danced by Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Prosen Swing, Big Apple, Square Dance
Tennis Tango USA? c1912 a Stage/ PROP dance done with Tennis Rackets in Hand. Was usually done after the Davis Cup Matches Turkey Trot, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear, Tiger, Horse Trot, Shivers, Tango Dream, Boston Dip etc.
Terminal Reaction USA 2012 by Ray Boy and Tony C. (done to Song "I Don't Need" by Jaime Foxx) Line Dance, Slide type
Territorial Two Step London? 1908 Arthur Morris Two Step
Teuton Waltz Germany n/a aka: Deutscher Spring Walzer Waltz
Texas Tommy San Francisco 1909-1924 Johnny Peters and Ethel Merman Lindy Hop, Breakaway, Jitterbug, Swing, Turkey Trot, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear
Texas Two-Step USA 1950's Collegiate Foxtrot Fox-trot, Collegiate Foxtrot, One-step, Country, Urban Cowboy, Country Ballroom, Square dance
Texas Twist TX n/a need info on this dance! n/a
Mexican Twist
USA 1911 n/a dance fad, Ballroom, Twist, Crawl
Tfilati Israel 1990s? (Knoxville), Danny Benshalom Debka Carmiel, Erev Ba
Tiger, the USA 1913 Animal Dance Dallas Dip, Sea Sick Glide, Shivers, Turkey Trot, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear etc
Three Step USA 1912? n/a Two Step, Waltz, One Step, Apache, Tango, Folk
Three Step or Jazz Straight n/a 1920 Triple step-Tap-Triple Step-Tap (6 count) Couples 4/4 time, Swing Feel
Three Step Galop n/a 1888? n/a Three Step, Galop
Three Step Rockaway England 1888 Basically a funky Waltz in 2/4 time. aka: The Plus Bel Waltz, The Plus Bell
Throw Away, the New York? 1913 n/a Grizzly Bear, Bunny Hug, Turkey Trot
Throwing A Fit USA 1910s Clearence "Dancing" Dotson Combination of the Itch and Quiver dances
Thumbs Up New York 1943? M. Lewis & John Forrest n/a
Tickle-Toe USA 1918 "Going Up" Imogene Coca (50's), Count Basie
Tiger Dance USA 1920s Ragtime Dance Texas Tommy, Bunny Hug etc.
Tinikling Philippines n/a ?? Carinosa, possibly a Philippino National Dance
Time Warp USA 1970's From the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

A jump to the left, then a step to the right. Then you place your hands on your hips, and with your feet still apart pull your knees together and make three pelvic thrusts forward. Then you turn around, all the way round, and repeat with the next chorus.

Tin Soldier Novelty Dance New York 1923 GM Caskey Astor Bell Hop Dance, American Clown Dance
Tininkling Dance Philappines n/a n/a Bamboo beating
Tipperary Trot New York n/a Bonnie Glass Cabaret, Scottish, Kilt
Toddle, The USA 1917 n/a Foxtrot, also see The Chicago
Torch (light) Dance Scotland, France 1463 Court of Burgundy, aka: Torch Dance Allemande, Branle, Hornpipe, Jigs, Reels
Tordion France? 1500s? came from Galliard Court dance, Galliard, Pavane, Basse, Saraband
Torrás Ciudad Real, Spain n/a n/a Spanish Dance, Minuet, Quadrilles, Rows, Square
Tragico Tango USA 1926? Moss and Fontana Tango, Argentine, Open, La Rumba
Trance Dance of Bali Bali c.1951 12/1951 - featured in Modern Man Mag. ? Belly, Strip?
Trasko, The Cleaveland, OH 1917 presented by Mrs. Karl Von Rabe in Ohio. Basically a Waltz with a Pirouette. Said to based on Dances of Denmark?
Trenchmore England 1550 (Fad Dance) Cushion dance, French-More, Playford,
Trepak Russia n/a Russian Folk Group Dance, Ballet, Folk, Cossack, Alexis Kosloff, Trepaka
Triangle One-Step n/a c.1921 n/a Camel Walk, Foxtrot Artistic, Cat Walk, Chic Walk
Trilbi, The ?Los Angeles? 1898 Said to have come from a dance inspired by George du Maurier's Character "Trilby." Also done at the Cinderella Ballroom in 1940s? Ella Lola, (View it - Edison Films)
Triori So. Brittany 1549 n/a Cancan, Passepied
Trip to Nanhunt New England 1800s n/a a New England Country Dance
Trocadero So. France 1937 Paris Expo. - Mrs. Charles F. Beckwith Boston, Rumba, Tango Mix!
Troika Russia n/a 2/4, sometimes mistaken as a polka. aka: dance of three (three person folk dance - Imitates Horse prancing with sleigh) Cossack, Cajun, ?Ukraine?, Russian
Trolley Hop, the Utah 1930's Collegiate dance  Ruth Scheim and John Englert
Trottartt Erfurt, Germany 1480 Folk Dance Trappeltanz, Trotto, Firlefanz, (A Trot dance).
Trotto Germany? 1500s? Trotting Dance Trottartt, Trappeltanz, Trotto, Firlefanz, (A Trot dance).
Truckin' Harlem 1934 Dan Thomas Rice Suzy-Q, Big Apple, Lindy, Posin',
Tsamikos Greek n/a Panhellenic Dance Geranos, Minotaur, Siganos, Theseus, Kalamatianos
Tucker Dance Maine, USA 1923 Gardner Dance Hall, Junior Prom Dance? n/a
Tumba Africa n/a African Hip Dance n/a
Turkey Trot Central Am. 1907 n/a Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear, Texas Tommy, Camel Walk, Fox Trot
Turn Table Gallop n/a c.1920s? n/a n/a
Turtle Dance America 1600s? Iroquois Indians Indian, Animal
Turtle Dove USA 1913 a School Girls invention to replace the Tango, using the Minuet and Quadrilles. Didn't last long Minuet, Quadrille, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear, Texas Tommy, Camel Walk, Fox Trot, Horsetrot, Tango Dream, Banana Peel Glide etc
Twist New York? 1959 Hank Ballard Song, Chubby Checker Fad, Frug, Swim, Stroll, Jerk, Fly, Hucklebuck
Twinkle, the Pittsburgh 1914 Thomas McDougal (Am. Assoc. of Masters of Dancing) (Yes, its the Twinkle step in the Waltz)
Two In One USA 1910s Rosa Mantilla Half and Half Maurice Walk Maxixe Tango
Two Step USA 1850-20's Sousa Marches (1891). Previously called Deux Temps Fox Trot, One Step, Cakewalk, Balance Waltz, March,
Two Two USA 1916 Oscar Duryea 9/5/1916 - Reno Evening Gazette
Tyrolene (Tyrolienne) Italy? 1800s? 3rd part of the Varsoviana, or the 27th tour de Mazourka Polka , Varsovienne, Tyrol, Tirol, Mazurka

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