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Dance Name Origin Notes|Creator See Also Date
Gaby Glide New York   Ned Wayburn & Gaby Deslys Winter Garden | Two Step | Gilda Glide | Jazzbo Glide | Aeroplane Glide 1911
Gaditanian Rome n/a n/a B.C.
Gagliarde Rome, Italy See: Galliard n/a 1480
Gaiety, the New York George T. Wilson American Society of Professors of Dancing 1889
Gallega Madrid, Spain n/a Sararo | Muyñeira | (Galicians) n/a
Galliard France Later changed to Romansesca by R. Omanesca. Cinq-Pas | Tordian | Gagliarde | Gallarde | Romaine | Romanesque | Romanesca 1480's
Galop / Gallop Hungary n/a Polka | Gallopade | Redowa 1800-50
Gambuh Bali Most ancient of the Balinese dances n/a Ancient
Gammaldans Sweden aka: Hambo Gangar | Hambo | hambopolkett | Polska old?
Gangar Sweden/ Norway Country Dance Gammaldans n/a
Gargouillade Paris Marie Lyonnois (Dancer: Mrs. Julius Borah) Best described as in trying to stir a cauldron with the point of one's foot. 1740's
Gato Argentina Two Couples - Fast Waltz type dance Waltz | Tango n/a
Gaumba Africa Story from Panji Bamboula | Chica | Calenda | Counjaille | Juba n/a
Guapacha Cuba Cuban Cha Cha Cha Cha 1963's
Gavotte Pay de Gap French Folk / Court Dance Pavlova | Pays de Gap | La Danse Classique | Pavane | Bouree | Court | Ballet 1588?
Gavotte Motto n/a Prof. Henry Doring n/a 1910
Geechie Ring Shouts African-Americans n/a Religious n/a
Georgetown, the USA From Georgetown University. (One Long Step and Three Short Steps) Collegiate Dance 1930's
Georgia Bo-Bo USA Perry Bradford Same as Georgia Grind but more risqué movement 1911
Georgia Grind USA Composer: Ford T. Dabney
Baltimore Buzz | Ballin the Jack | Buzzin' the Bee 1915
Geranos Delos (Greek Mythology) Theseus Pyrrhic dance | War dance n/a
German, The Germany aka: The Cotillion - Waltz grew out of the Harvest dance. Waltz | Cotillion | Tour de Valse 1809
Gibao Spain Same as Pie De Jibao Spanish | Court | Pe' de Chibao | Sarabande | Chacone | Jibao 1560
Gibson Glide n/a Preston Gibson (with Mrs Rowland) Gaby Glide | Gilda Glide | Aeroplane Glide  
Giga Italy? n/a Girometta | Lombardina | Monferrina 1800's?
Gigolo, The Paris M. Darion (danced with Mlle. Nadine) | Creators Were American | created dance while in Paris. George Raft | Valentino | Tango | Rod La Rocque | Kinkajou | Dixie Stomp | Lindbergh Glide | Stop Trot 1926
Gigue France Sometimes crossed over as a canaries dance Sarabanda | Piva | Hornpipe | Giga | Jig | Tap | Buck | Pigeon Wing | Forlane | Canaries 1600's
Gilda Glide New York Ned Wayburn or Arthur Murray? In honor of Gilda Gray Bolero | Tango | Rumba | Gilda Gray | Gaby Glide | Aeroplane Glide | Jazzbo Glide n/a
Gimpelgampel n/a n/a n/a 1800's?
Giouba Africa Made popular in the USA by Henry "Master Juba'' Lane Jig | Reel | Minstrel | African Step Dance | The Martinique 1825
Girdle Dance New York Gypsy Beulah Burlesque | Leon and Eddies 1940's
Girl From Havana USA Sunshine Girl, the (The Castles) Castle Walk, Castle Glide, Fox-trot 1914?
Girometta Italy? n/a Giga | Lombardina | Monferrina 1800's?
Gittana (Gitana) Spain n/a Spanish Dance | La Gitano | La Gitana n/a
Glide Polka USA? A treatise on the elements of dancing: Brown, R. E. Aeroplane Glide | Gaby Glide | Jazzbo Glide | Gilda Glide 1880's
Glissade Redowa n/a American Society of Professors of Dancing see: Redowa | Polka 1879's
Goat Bound USA n/a Stork Hop | Bunny Hug | Fox Dance etc 1912
Gobbler Glide USA n/a Ragtime dance 1912's
Gofenanz Germany n/a Court dances 1800's?
Golden West, the USA Dance Masters of America (D.M.O.A.) Pan American Glide 1914
Golliwog, the n/a Vaudeville Videos, vol6 performed by the L.I.M.E. Trio 1920's?
Goose Dance England aka: Goosey Dancing n/a n/a
Gopak Ukraine n/a Hopak | Ballet | Folk n/a
Gopis Dance India n/a Krishna n/a
Gorlitza Poland 2/4 time-Couples | Basically a Waltz. Waltz | Polka | Mazurka | Sissone 1850
Goshen Glue USA? Shag | Swing Type Dance Swing | Big Apple 1912
Gotham Gobble n/a n/a ? n/a
Grab Dance USA Dorothy Dickson and Carl Hyson aka: Mon Homme (Ladies lead this dance) 1922
Graduation Ball USA n/a danced by Barbara Fallis | Fouettes | 1920's?
Grape Juice Wallow USA Uriel Davis. dedicated to Secretary of State Bryan A combination of the Fish Walk | Horse Trot | Sea Sick Glide. 1912's
Grapevine Dance USA Animal / Ragtime Dance Turkey Trot | Bunny Hug | Grizzly Bear | Tiger | Wish Wash Glide | Boston Dip | etc. 1912
Greek National Waltz n/a National Dance? see: Greek Waltz 1800's?
Greek Waltz Greece? National Dance? n/a 1800's?
Grinding USA n/a aka: Freak Dancing | extreme Dirty Dance | Simulated Mating 1996
Grizzly Bear Chicago Possibly San Francisco? Bunny Hug | Texas Tommy | Turkey Trot | Maxixe | Two-step | Apache dance | Tango 1909
Grossvater Germany n/a A version in the 1st act-Nutcracker n/a
Grunt Dance USA American Bandstand Fad Dance 1958
Guajira Cuba Cuban Country Dance, 3/4 or 6/8 derived from the Andalusian Spanish Dance n/a
Guaracha Cuba or Spain Theater dance, 3/8. Danced by one person, accompanied by guitar. Some say precursor to the Cha-Cha.(Popular in Puerto Rico) Spanish Dance 1880's
Gun Dance n/a The Wild West n/a 1800's
Gypsy Dance (Gipsy) Spain? Some Dances: Agir Roman | Bir Sari Yilan | Kaba Roman | kampana | karsilama | Mastika | Romanian | Sirto | Roman | Sulukule | Tulum. Flamenco or Spanish Dance | La Meri | Kaba | Pomagi | Maciro | Rosario and Antonio