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Dance Name Origin Notes|Creator See Also Date
L' Arc-en-ciel n/a Fancy Dance n/a n/a
L' Eclair n/a L. De G. Brookes n/a 1889
L' Italienne n/a n/a La Sicilienne | La Italiana | Julie Vincent 1850's?
La Belle de la France n/a n/an/a n/a
La Bimbi USA? Said to be created by: Eduardo Davidson La Pachanga | Le Frisson 1960's
La Bomba n/a Mateo Flecha (1481-1553) wrote La Bomba song. aka: Bomba Fox Trot | Tango 1937?
La Boulangère France Has similarities to the Sir Roger de Coverly | Done at end of a ball. Sir Roger | Quadrille | Le Carillon do Dunkerque, 1600's?
La Bourree France n/a Obsolete dance | see ballet n/a
La Bretagne France Feuillet (Named after birth of duc de Bretagne) La Gavotte Du Roy (1716) 1704
Labyrinth Greece n/a Bracelet | Pyrrhic | Hymenaea |
La Carmagnole n/a n/an/a n/a
La Caprice USA Performed at the Kirmess Opera House (Ohio) Miss Austin, 1893's
La Conga Cuba n/a Carnival | Big Apple 1800's?
La Contly France? aka: danse a deux n/a 1700's
La Coquette n/a n/a Galop & Polka Mix round dance 1800's?
La Coska New York L. de G. brooks La Esmerelda | 3/4 time 1850
La Cucaracha Mexico Novelty Dance! | Arthur Murray ballroom adaptation. 5/18/1934 Pioneer/ RKO 1st color film "La Cucaracha". Mexican Hat Dance | Warner Bros. - "Happiness ahead" 1930s
La Danse Classique n/a aka: Gavotte See: Gavotte n/a
La Esmeralda n/a n/a Galop | La Coska 1850's?
La Fille de Chasse n/a n/a La Fille de Fees | La Fille de Regiment n/a
La Fille de Fees n/a n/a La Fille de Chasse | La Fille de Regiment n/a
La Fille de Regiment n/a n/a La Fille de Chasse | La Fille de Fees n/a
La Forlona USA Dance Masters of America (also: Forlana circa 1711) n/a 1914
La Francese France? n/a La Italiana | Galliarde


La Italiana France? Ercole d'Este (danced) La Francese | Galliarde


La Madrilène London Madame Michu. (slow 3/8 with castanets) Spanish 1800s
La Manola Atlanta, GA. F.C. Notts | Spanish Skirt Dance done to Landers 'Manola Waltz'. Skirt Dance 5/18/1891
La Marjolaine New York E. W. Masters n/a 1888
La Massaniello n/a National Dance n/a n/a
La Mode n/a aka: Knickerbocker | La Mode | Ripple & Racquet | Wave n/a 1880's?
La Mora n/a Created by: W.M. Primrose   1908
La Napoleonienne France Made for the marriage of the French emperor Napoleon | Couples dance. Polka 1800's
La Paquerette n/a n/an/a n/a
La Parisienne Paris? National Dance n/a n/a
La Polichinette Paris, France La Fornarina A "l'olmpia" de Paris et au (at Teatro De La Comedia de Madrid) Nouvelle Dance 1911
La Reine Pomare France Introduced at: Bal Mabille. n/a 1845
La Raspa Vera Cruz, MX. Hopping steps Folk 1946?
La resbalosa Argentina ?? Cinquillo n/a
La Roska Poland steps are same as a Mazurka and Polka - Redowa n/a 1890's
La Russe New York Introduced by the American Society of Professors of Dancing, n/a 1/1/1882
La Rumba New York created by Tim Brynm | Joan Sawyer and Lew Quinn Tango 1910's
La Siciliene Sicily (Maybe France) n/a

Valse Redowa | l'Italian | l'Italiene | Cerrito | St. Leon

La Sylvia n/a n/an/a n/a
La Tempête Paris, France n/a Quadrilles 1860's
La Tyrolienne Tyrol see Tyrolienne n/a n/a
La Varsoviana New Mexico Page has photo's and description. n/a 1937's
La Volta Italy n/a Volta | Waltz | De Medici 1850
La Zingarella n/a Is a National Dance of ...??? Hopping Dance 1880's?
Lambada, the Brazil From N/E Coast of Brazil. Became a fad dance. Song originally titled "Llorando se fue" which was done by the Bolivian group "Los Kjarkas" | remade a hit song by Kaoma. Zouk originated from this dance.

Samba | Zouk | Swouk | Calypso | forro | sayas | the maxixe and the carimbó.

Lambeth Shuffle Harlem, NY Plantation Club renamed the Lambeth Walk the Lambeth Shuffle. Lambeth Walk | Big Apple 1938
Lambeth Walk, the London Lupino Lane. Miss England also claims. Joseph Rines Intro to USA Walk | Strut | Round | Lambeth Shuffle | Big Apple | Palais Glide 1938?
Lambra, the Arab aka: Moresca Moresca | Spanish | Portuguese n/a
Lame Duck, the New York Castles, the really a variation more than a dance 1912
Laminu, the California Related to the Balboa Balboa | Swing dance 1940's
Lancers Paris Dance Master: Laborde Square Dance | Lancers 1820-1885
Landler, the Austria Vienna Waltz | Volta | De Medici | Landler 1690-1800
Landau, the Peru derivative of the Landu with a mix of Spanish and African rhythms Landu n/a
Landu, the Angola, Spain Originally by slaves from Brazil. "Fancy Dance". Landó n/a
Lariat Dance Mexico Vaqueros Cowboy | Spanish | Mexican Hat 1700's?
Lassu, the Hungary n/a Friss | 1800's?
Latin Dance Cuba n/a Cha-cha | Bolero | Mambo | Spanish n/a
Le Branle n/a n/a Contra | Court n/a
Le Carillon do Dunkerque France n/a Sir Roger | Quadrille | La Boulangère 1600s?
Le Frisson USA? Eduardo Davidson La Pachanga | La Bimbi 1960's
Le Galop a Trois Pas n/a aka: Three Step Galop | also called: 'Three Slide Galop'. n/a 1880's?
Le Manchon-monstre Europe A whimsical group waltz using a rope | (maybe these are Cotillion figures) La Bombe Mélinete | In Le Facteur | Le Papillon | In Le Théâtre | Waltz 1800's?
Le Reve New York C. H. Rivers. Adopted by: the American Society of professors of Dancing n/a 1889
Le Roc Germany aka: European Rock and Roll | Steps: "Kick Ball Change - Kick Step - Kick Step" Jive | Swing | Acrobatics | Gymnastics | Adagio | Ce Roc | Rock and Roll n/a
Le Tourbillion Paris, France Academic company of Professors de Danse of Paris | Artists of the Imperial Theater of the Opera. Quadrilles 1858
Legomainia USA A name for the style of dance called "Rubber Legging" | aka: Rubberlegs Henry Rubberlegs Williams | Alberta Whitman | Julian Eltinge 1900's
Les Clochettes n/a n/an/a n/a
Les VARIÉTÉS Parisiennes Paris, France Academic company of Professors de Danse of Paris | Artists of the Imperial Theater of the Opera. Introduced in America by William B. De Garmo. Quadrilles 1865
Limbo, the Trinadad aka: Under The Stick Dance Fad dance | Party Dance 1920's?
Lindbergh Glide New York Thomas H. Sheehy Kinkajou | Dixie Stomp 1927/8
Lindbergh Hop USA aka: Lindy Hop | Lindy | Named by "Shorty George" See: Lindy Hop! 1927
Lindbergh Wave Waltz USA Society Of Professors of Dancing Swing Waltz | Jitterbug- Waltz 1920's
Lindy Hop, the USA aka: Lindbergh Hop | Folk Dance. | Mother to all forms of Swing dance. See also: Savoy Ballroom. | George Snowden | Chic Webb | Big Band / Jazz Music | Whitey's Lindy Hoppers | Benny Goodman | Vernacular Jazz | Retro/Neo Swing. Al Smith Hop | Boogie-Woogie | Bop | Breakaway | Bugg | Dewey Dip | East Coast Swing | Ejor | Earhart Hop | Jig Hop | Jitterbug |Jive | The Mooch (and Sugar) | New Yorker | Push | Rock and Roll | Shag | Swango | Texas Tommy | West Coast Swing | the Whip | DC Hand Dance. 1927
Lindy One Step, the USA Demonstrated at Schultz Dance Studio in Chicago (Suburbanite Economist Newspaper 9/23/1927.) n/a 1927
Line Dance n/a n/a Folk dance | Disco | Country n/a
Lip To Lip, the USA Ragtime Dance Texas Tommy | Grizzly Bear | Bunny Hug | Toddle 1920's
Lisbonienne, the Poland Markowski Polka | Mazurka | Lisbonienne | Sicilienne | Friska | Schottische 1700's?
Listen Lester New York n/a Grizzly Bear | Turkey Trot 1918?
Little Apple, the USA Related to the Big Apple Dance. Big Apple 1937?
Little Boat Dance Cuba n/a Timba Rigurosa 1940's
Little Foot, the n/a n/a La Varsovienne n/a
Lombardina, the Italy? n/a Giga | Monferrina | Giorometta 1800's
Loomis Glide Mazurka New York A.M. Loomis. Adopted by the American Society of Professors of Dancing n/a 1888
Loomis Yale Univeristy York New York A. M. Loomis Polka-Redowa n/a
London Swish n/a Mrs. Florence C. Dyer n/a 1913's
Los Seises Seville Introduced by Cardinal Ximenes in Toledo. Done by 12 choir boys. Morris Dance | Musarabic rite | Minuet n/a
Louvre (Loure) France Jean Baptiste Lully Gigue Lente | Spanish - (Elizibeth of England) n/a
Love Waltz, the n/a Andrae and Ethel (Folies Bergere) Pointed Toe Upward on every Second Step | then wraps legs around leaders waist and is spun close to floor. 1913
Lovers Two Step USA n/a Bunny Hug | Turkey Trot | Slow Drag 1910
Lovers Walk n/a n/a Slow Dance n/a
Lowdown, the USA n/a Brother Lowdown | Real Lowdown | Doin the Lowdown 1910's
Luncheon Lurch USA danced by Miss Katherine Britton and Sally Williams Valse Chaloupe | Texas Tommy | Horse Trot | Reno Glide | Tango Dream | Banana Peel Glide etc. 1913
Lujock, the Russia ?? Russian Dance ??
Lundu, the Angola aka: Fado | Bantu Slaves. | Lundu from word Kilundu (means spirit). Sarabanda | Chacona | Batuque | Samba | Lulu Fado | Fandango | (Portuguese) 1680's?
Lulu Fado New York Maurice Mouvet and Florence Walton Lulu Fado | Chez Maurice | Lundu | Le Vrai Fado Portugais 1914
Lurch, the USA Waltz Variation Waltz 1900's?
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