Group dance


Group dance

Group dance are danced by groups of people at the same time, as opposed to solo dance or individually, and as opposed to partner dancing.

Generally, the group dances are synchronized or standardized in such a manner that all the persons in the group are dancing the same steps at the same time. Alternatively, diverse groups within the larger group may be dancing different, but complementary, elements of the larger dance. An exception to this generalization is the different forms of ritual dancing; individuals are dancing independently of each other, but with the purpose of creating a "group" feeling or experience.



Group dances include the following dance forms or styles:

Folk dance
Line dance
Novelty and fad dances
 Folk dance
Folk dances are usually presented during social events by people with little preparation.
 Line dance
In line dance a group of people dance in one or more lines with the same movements.
 Novelty and fad dances
Novelty and fad dances are danced by groups of people at the same time.
Polonaise
Round dance
 Polonaise
This dance has a Polish origin and its name is French for "Polish".
 Round dance
A round dance, also called a circle dance, the dancers are joined in a circular chain.