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Dance Types

Read our guide to some of the top dances from around the world.

Line dancing

Line dancing is a group dance often associated with American country music. Dancers form a line and performsteps in time with each other and the music. This type of dancing became particularly popular in America in the 1970s. Line dancing took offin many other countries in the 1990s thanks to country hits such as Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Achy Breaky Heart”.

Salsa dancing

Salsa is a Latin dance which is performed by couples. Throughout the dance, the upper body remains more or less level while the hipssway from side to side. This is known as the “Cuban hip movement”. Although the dance originated in the Caribbean, it is popular all over the world.

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