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Dance Name Origin Notes|Creator See Also Date
Habanera Havana, Cuba Spanish | Tango | Salsa | Latin | Andalusian n/a 1800's?
Half And Half New York Hesitation | Maxixe | Cinquante-Cinquante Vernon Castle 1912
Half Step, the Pueblo, CO. Mixture of the Highland Fling and One Step in quick time. (8/28/1917 Lima Daily News) M.E. Madden 1917
Half Time Waltz New York Variation of the: Hesitation Waltz n/a 1910
Halling, the Sweden n/a Swedish and Norwegian Country Dance n/a
Hambo, the Sweden Folk | Gammaldans | Hambopolkett | Polka | Polska | Round | Schottische Swedish 3/4 time dance n/a
Hambone, the USA Pattin' Juba | Giouba Sammy McGrier. (Red Saunders Music) 1952
Hammer & Tack USA Ballin' The Jack | Eagle Rock | Turkey Trot | Apache n/a 1921's?
Hamster Dance Internet Video Dubya Dance | Baby dance | Cow Dance Animated Hamsters dancing to theme song on Internet 1998?
Hand Dancing Washington, DC Jitterbug | Fast Dance | DC Hand | Lindy Hop | East Coast Swing | West Coast Swing 6ct: Kick Ball Chg | Sailor Shuffle | Sailor Shuffle 1950's
Hand Jive USA 10/1958-Compact Magazine: Instructions | Grease n/a 1950's
Harlem Glide Harlem n/a n/a 1910
Harlem River Quiver Harlem n/a Cotton Club Girls n/a
Harlem Shake, the Harlem, N.Y. the 'Albee' (AL. B.) | Eskista | Pop and Lock | Shoulder Shake | Shimmy | isolations Originally called the albee in Harlem. Supposedly started by Al B. | 2001 G-Dep music video: "Let's Get It." 1981
Harvard, The New Orleans Waltz-Galop | The long slide is called the Harvard with the Lady always making the Harvard forward. Prof. Vegas 1880's?
Harvard Caprice USA n/a Dance Masters of America 1896
Hasapiko, the Constantinople Ballo | Naftiko | Syrtaki | Zorba | Syrto aka: Makellarikos | Butcher's Dance Byzantine
Hautes Danse England Basse | Galiarde | Courante See: Basses Danse 1350-1600
Hay, The n/a Roundelay | Reye aka: Reye Md. Ages
Haymakers' Jig n/a Gigue | Clog | Tap | Reel | Hornpipe n/a 1800's?
Havana Rhumba Cuba Rumba | Latin | Sousa | Salsa n/a 1914?
Heebie Jeebies UK Intro.. by Miss Josephine Bradley & D. Wellesley-Smith. (Popular again in 1950s). The Creep Floyd DuPont 1927
Heel and Toe America? Collegiate | Mayme Gehue (Topsy and Eva) aka: Bohemian 1880's
Hen Scratch Bavaria Animal n/a n/a
Hesitation Waltz USA Waltz | Half Time Waltz | Boston | Viennese | Valse | Volta Albert Newman | Maurice Mouvet 1880's
High School Gallop USA n/a n/a n/a
High Yaller, the USA n/a n/a n/a
Highland Fling Scotland Sword Dance | Victory | Scotch Lassies dance | 1894 - Highland Dance Movie | Scottish Highlands n/a
Highland Schottische n/a Highland Fling | Schottische | Balmoral | Quadrilles | Contredanse aka: Balmoral n/a
Hike With Ike USA n/a Al Smith Hop | Politcal dance n/a
Hindu Dance Indonesia Kathak | Nrtta | Nrtya | Natya | Marwari | Mari-Puri n/a 1500 B.C.
Hindu Love Dance Indonesia? see: 1/10/1949 Life Mag. n/a n/a
Hip-Hop USA Rap | Robot | Break dance | Jazz | Street | Pop & Lock| Toni Basil | Flashdance | Lockers n/a 1982-Present
Hitchy Koo n/a Burlesque | Strip | Hootchy Kootchy Gladys Forrester 1959
Hoe-down USA Jam, the | Lindy Hop | Barn Dance Minstrel 1840's
Hoffman Glide New York Gaby Deslys | Gertrude Hoffman Ned Wayburn Probably 1914?
Hokey-Pokey, the n/a Children's Song | Mixer dance | Bunny Hop | The Creep | Monster Mash n/a 1950
Honolulu Glide UK Hula | Gilda Glide | Gaby Glide | Jazzbo Glide Robert Hale 1915
Hoop Dance New York Hoop Whirl | Waltz | Astaire Adelaide & Hughes | Ned Wayburn 1912
Philadelphia Belly | Salome | Burlesque | Turkish | Kathak | Oriental (Basically a term to mean any sexy type dance at Fairs, Expo's, carnivals etc.) Philadelphia Century Fair. aka: Hoochi-Coochi, Hootchy, Hootchie etc. | Little Egypt 1876
Hootchy-Ma-Cootch USA Morton's: Animule Ball | Jelly Roll Morton's term for the Congo Grind n/a
Hop, The USA Lindy Hop | Al Smith Hop | Kangaroo Hop College's 1900's
Hop-A-Do, the USA Twist The Kids 1960's
Hopak, the Ukraine Gopak | Ballet | Folk n/a n/a
Hoppaldei, the France? Virelai | Firlefei | Hoppelrei | Couple dance 1800's?
Hora, the Lantore, Romania Round Dance | Carmen Sylva | sm: Hora Staccato | Lantore | Queen Elizabeth | Wedding | Balkan Ring dance Nat'l. Romanian and Israel Palestinian dance n/a
Horn Pipe (Sailors) Ireland Clog | Tap | Buck and Wing | Piva | Jack Tar Musette | Gigue | Tambourin | Jig aka: Pas de Matelot n/a
Horon, the Black Sea Rahat Horon | Comfortable Horon | Romaiika ?Sailors? | Maybe farmers n/a
Horovod, the Russia n/a (Ruthenium costumed) n/a
Horse Ballets Rome and Arabia Ballet | Court dances | Stately n/a n/a
Horse Trot Boston A High stepping Cakewalk type One Step. The High Kicks made it Difficult for the ladies. Turkey Trot | Texas Tommy | Grizzly Bear | Bunny Hug | Reno Glide etc Uriel Davis. Introduced in Boston at a Ball in Copley-Plaza given by Hamilton Fish Jr. 1911?
Hoosier Hop USA Film: It's a Great Life (1929). Varsity Drag | Campus Drag | College Dances | Closed Position dance 1928's
Hot, the West Coast, USA n/a 1st appeared in (Broadway:) 'Ups-a'Daisy' by Nell Kelly 1928
Hot Rod Hop USA (mag has instructions - Looking for a copy:) Hot Rod Magazine ?/1955
Hovetanz, the Germany? Court dance n/a 1800's?
Hringbrot, the Iceland Vikivaka n/a n/a
Hucklebuck n/a Dirty Dance | Freak Dancin' | Paul Williams (song) The girls would get down on their back and the guy would stand over top of them. n/a
Hug Me Close USA n/a n/a 1912
Hukilau, the Hawaii Hawaiian dance | Ballroom Hula Don Wallace 1949
Hungarian Valse Hungary Waltz | see: Valse Rossini in his Guillaume Tell (William Tell). 1829
Hungroise, La n/a n/a n/a 1800's
Hula Dance, the Hawaii Hawaiian dance | Polynesian dance | Tahitian dance | Hula-Hula | Hukilau Hawaiian dance 1830's
Hula-Hula, the n/a Martha Raye | Gilda Gray also see Hukilau n/a
Hullas Sandwich Isl. Oriental Dance | Mime n/a n/a
Hupfauf, the Germany Landler | Piva | Ballo | Quaternaria After Dance 1400's?
Hurdy Gurdy, the France? Can Can | Burlesque | Prostitution | Striptease | Hootchy, Hootchi-Cootchi n/a 1850's
Hustle, the Florida|New York Disco | Line | Sling | Latin | Rope. (name was originally linked to a Line dance of same name by Van McCoy.) Disco Swing | Le Fox | New York Hustle | L.A. Hustle | Hustle Nevous | 4 Count Hustle | Latin Hustle | Tango Hustle | Manilla Swing | Philipino Swing | Disco Fox, plus other variations. | Saturday Night Fever | TGIF | Eddie Vega | John Travolta | Studio 54 | the Garage | Odyssey | Chaconne | the Symbolics. 1968
Huayñitos, the Bolivia n/a Couples dance | Jumps and Stunts n/a
Harvard Hesitation Boston Waltz | Hesitation Waltz | Boston n/a 1937
Hop, the n/a swing Hop | Buzzard Hop | Lindy Hop | Al Smith Hop | Waltz Hop | Jig Hop | Byrd Hop Hops were also known as dances / parties. 1930-1989
Hymenaea Greece Bracelet | Pyrrhic | Bacchanalia | Labyrinth n/a n/a
Hymenia n/a Pyrrhic | War | Bacchus | Sacred | Mediatorial | Military | Social | Gymnopedia | Domestic | Funeral Performed at marriage festivals by young men and girls crowned with flowers. Ancient