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Dance Styles Index: J

Streetswings Dance History Archives lists Dance Styles / Types that start with the letter J. There are thousands of dance information pages on this site ... If not on this list try using the search feature above, It may not be listed here yet.   Also See: Dancers Index Listings: 'J'

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Dance Name Origin Notes|Creator See Also Date
Jaleo de Jerez Xeres, Spain n/a Spanish Dance | Fandango | Jota | Bolero n/a
Jalisco, the Jalisco Male dancer places his hat on ground, female dances around it, if she touches hat, she accepts his love. Spanish Dance | Mexican Hat Dance | Jose Greco n/a
Jam, The America Minstrel Shows Hoe-down | Barn Dance | Swing | Lindy 1840's
Jarabo Tipatio Mexico City n/a Mexican Hat Dance | Spanish dance | Folk 1900s?
Jarana Yucat√°n, Mexico aka: Merry Chatter Folk Dance n/a
Java Dance India Seven Widaharis Chaya-Nataka | Hindu | Mime | Folk 200 AD
Jazz, The Pittsburgh? Miss Francis White? Novelty dance 1917
Jazz Dance USA n/a Ballet | Modern | Tap 1920's
Jazzarimbo USA Ragtime Dance Bunny Hug | Grizzly Bear | Turkey Trot 1910's
Jazzbo Glide USA Simple Couples Step snapping Fingers Mentioned in Bradford's 'Bullfrog Hop' song in 1908. 1900's
Jelly Glide USA? n/a Bunny Hug | Grizzly Bear etc. 1913
Jelly Roll USA aka: Dancing The Jelly Roll n/a 1915
Jibao, Pie De Spain aka: Gibao Sarabande | Chacone | Spanish | Court 1560
Jig, the Ireland aka: Gigue | Gigg Gigue | Clog | Reels | Giga Tap | Buck | Slop | Jiggs 1580's-1880
Jig Walk, the USA A Movement popular in Swing, Balboa and Jazz. Swing | Shag | Balboa Variation 1930's
Jimmy Creepers USA John Bull Fad 1954
Jitterbug USA (Umbrella term for Swing Dances/ Dancers). Modern usage is usually: Double or Delayed Rhythm East Coast Swing. West Coast Swing | Lindy | Push | Whip | New Yorker | East Coast | Jive 1934-95
Jitter-Jive USA Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron Jitterbug | East Coast | Jive 1930s
Jiu Jitsu Waltz USA Mademoiselle Dazie did this dance in the 1907 Ziegfeld Follies (Title could be a mis-spelling) Jiu Jitsu Dance | Dazie | Ziegfeld Follies 1910's?
Jive, the Europe | USA n/a East Coast | Le Rock | Ce Rock | Swing | Euro Rock & Roll | Boogie Woogie 1940's on
Joanelle USA Joan Sawyer Waltz??Minuet | Corps de ballet 1914
Joc De Legana Romania aka: Dance of the Cradle Rustemul | Alunelul | Folk n/a
Joe Louis Truck USA Don Redman wrote the song which was just the Truckin' Dance Truckin' | Swing Dance | Lindy Hop | Jitterbug | L'Africain 1930's
Jonah's Band USA Similarities to the Juba Dance | Circle dance ?? 1910's?
Jota, the Aragon, Valencia, Spain National Dance Spanish Dance 1700's
Ju-Jitsu Waltz * USA Mlle. Dazie & Tokio (also see: Jiu Jitsu Waltz) Waltz 1907
Juba, (Pattin') USA Master Juba William Henry Lane | Jig | Clog | Tap | Buck and Wing 1845
Jump Swing Ithaca, NY ? Originally (and still known as) East Coast Swing (with kicks) then later as Retro Swing as flick kicks became unique! (see Retro/ Neo Swing) ...Still Known more for a Musical style than a dance. aka: East Coast Swing | Retro Swing | Delayed-Double rhythm Kick Swing | Neo-Swing | Jitterbug 1998's?
Junkman Rag, the USA Maurice Mouvet ?? 191?
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