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Dance moves


Dance moves


There is an extensive variety of dances that have different movements; sometimes then again they might use the same moves.
Dance moves tend to highlight the concepts of lead and follow and connection.



Glossary of dance moves
  • Ball Change
  • It is a dance move that composes of two steps: a partial weight transmits on the ball of a foot (placed e.g., behind), followed by a step on the other foot.


  • Basic Step
  • This move describes the nature of a specific dance. It sets the rhythm of the dance; when the dancers do not perform any other steps and return to this basic step for default.


  • Chasse
  • This step has many variants and is used in many different dances, all of them being triple-step patterns of gliding nature, steps going principally step-together-step.


  • Dip (dance move)
  • Dips are common to many dance styles, such as: Tango, Salsa, Lindy Hop, Ballroom dances. These steps consist that the follow (usually a woman) is supported by the lead (usually a man).


  • Gancho (dance move)
  • Gancho means "hook" in Spanish and Portuguese, and illustrates certain "hooking actions" in some dances of Latin American tradition.


  • Grapevine
  • This move looks different in several ballroom, folk, and club dances, but shares a common form: it includes side steps and steps across the support foot.


  • Harlem Shuffle
  • It is a dance maneuver that takes different forms. One variety is as an absolute line dance, consisting of approximately 25 steps.


  • Promenade dance move
  • It is a basic dance move in several of dances such as English Country Dance, contra dance, and square dance.


  • Snap
  • Snap as a dance move is a quick, abrupt body/head/arm/hand action differing in form in diverse dances. It may involve body ripple (body wave), sudden turn of the head, hip motion, etc.


  • Split
  • The splits are a gymnastic move, principally used in the figure and dance skating move in which one makes their legs parallel to one another, but perpendicular to their body.


  • Vogue
  • Vogue known as "Performance" or "voguing" is an extremely stylized modern dance distinguished by photo model-like poses included with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg, and body movements.


  • Waving
  • Waving is an illusionary dance style compounded of a sequence of movements that give the appearance that a wave is traversing through a dancer's body.


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