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Dance move

Dance moves, also called Dance patterns or Dance steps, are the building blocks of many dances. Dance moves are usually isolated and defined and organized so that beginning dancers can learn and use them independently of each other. Dance moves tend to emphasize lead and follow and connection. Dance moves by themselves ignore musicality, which is the appropriateness of a move to the music.

The names of moves are somewhat arbitrary and vary from person to person and city to city. Different people call the same move by different names. For example, circles are called circles, rhythm circles, and reverses.

Dance moves blur into each other. For example, a swing out from close can also be thought of as a groucho to open.

Each dance emphasizes its own moves. Often moves are shared by several dances.

Table of contents
1 Lindy Hop
2 Salsa
3 Tango
4 To Do

Lindy Hop

Lindy hop is a fusion of many American dances from 1900 to 2000. Lindy hop originally emphasized basics, sugar pushes, side passes, swing outs, and Charlestons. However, Lindy hop also uses aerials, jazz, shag, balboa, hip hop, and other moves.

Dances that use these moves include