There are two distinct dance categories called Round Dance. Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic The specific dances belonging to the first of these categories are often considered to be ethnic, folk or country dances. Folk dance is a term used to describe a large number of dances mostly of European origin that tend to share the following attributes originally danced in about the Folk dance is a term used to describe a large number of dances mostly of European origin that tend to share the following attributes originally danced in about the ' Country dancing' is a loose term for a number of Dance forms such as Clogging, Contradance, Cumbia, Galop, Mazurka, The dances in the second category are more closely related to social ballroom dancing. Ballroom dance refers collectively to a set of Partner dances which originated in Germany and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the
A circular chain dance, also called a circle dance, is a type of folk dance where dancers are connected in a circular chain. Hans Thoma ( October 2, 1839 – November 7, 1924) was a German painter. Circle dance, is the most common name for a style of traditional dance usually done in a circle without partners to musical accompaniment Folk dance is a term used to describe a large number of dances mostly of European origin that tend to share the following attributes originally danced in about the Various connections are possible; among these are hand-to-hand and hands-on-shoulders.
Examples are Sardinian Ballu tundu, numerous Balkan folk dances (Kolo, Oro, Horo), Russian Khorovod, Romanian Hora. Sardinia (sɑrˈdɪnɪə Sardegna Sardigna or Sardinnya is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily) Ballu tundu is a traditional popular Dance of Sardinia.It is usually played in circle Kolo ( Serbian Cyrillic: Коло, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian Latin: Kolo) is a collective Khorovod (хоровод хоро танок карагод kara'ɣod korowód is a Slavic art form a combination of a Circle dance and chorus singing
Modern social round dancing is choreographed and cued ballroom dancing that progresses in a circular pattern, counter-clockwise around the dance floor. Ballroom dance refers collectively to a set of Partner dances which originated in Germany and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the The two major categories of ballroom rhythm found in round dancing are the smooth or international rhythms, such as foxtrot and waltz, and the Latin rhythms, such as cha-cha and rumba.
Round dancing differs from free-style ballroom dancing in that each round dance has been fully choreographed ahead of time, and a "cuer" or leader at the front of the ballroom tells the dancers, as they dance, what steps to do. A caller is a person who calls Dance figures in such dances as Line dance, Square dance, and Contra dance. As the music plays, and just ahead of the beat, so the dancers have time to respond, the cuer names each dance figure in the choreography. As a consequence, all the dancers on the floor are dancing the same steps at the same time.
To create a round dance, a piece of music is selected by the choreographer, and the different steps or figures are chosen to fit the music. If the music swells and pauses briefly, then a dance step that rises and stretches is put into that place. If there is a little syncopation in another part of the song, then a quick step is inserted. The creation of a piece of choreography is like engineering a machine, with every gear and lever in just the right place to give smooth and flowing motion. The step-by-step instructions on how to dance this choreography are written out in what is called a cue sheet.
Examples of social dances that may be danced in "round" fashion are - Bolero - Cha-cha-cha - Foxtrot - Hustle - Jive - Lindy Hop - Mambo - Merengue - Paso Doble - Quickstep - Rumba - Salsa - Samba - Single Swing - Slow Two step - Tango - Two step - Waltz - Viennese Waltz - West Coast Swing -
Roundalab is the International Association of Round Dance Teachers, Inc. Social dance is a major category or classification of Danceforms or dance styles where sociability and socializing are the primary focuses of the dancing Bolero is a name given to more than one type of Latin-American music and its associated dance and song FoxTrot is an American Comic strip written and illustrated by Bill Amend. The Hustle is a catchall name for several Disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s Jive is a Dance style in 4/4 time that originated among African-Americans in the early 1940s Lindy Hop is an African American dance that evolved in New York City in 1927 Mambo is a Latin dance of Cuban origin that corresponds to Mambo music. Merengue is a style of Latin American music and dance with a two-step beat Paso Doble or pasodoble is a lively style of Dance to the duple meter march -like Pasodoble music Quickstep is an International Style Ballroom dance that follows a 2/4 or 4/4 time beat similar to a fast Foxtrot. Rumba is a dance organically related to the Rumba genre of Afro-Cuban music. Salsa refers to a fusion of informal dance styles having roots in the Caribbean (especially in Cuba and Puerto Rico) Latin and North America Samba is a lively rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin in 2/4 time danced under the Samba music. Single Swing is a fast dance rhythm in the larger swing family of dances. Nightclub Two Step ( Nightclub Two-step, NC2S) was initially developed by Buddy Schwimmer in the mid-1960s Tango is a Musical genre and its associated dance forms that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay and The waltz is a ballroom and folk Dance in time, performed primarily in Closed position. Viennese Waltz (Wiener Walzer is the genre of a Ballroom dance. West Coast Swing ( WCS) is a Partner dance derived from Lindy Hop. Roundalab is an American educational Non-profit organization established in 1976 for Round dance Cuers and teachers Roundalab has established a "Phase Rating System" of round dancing, in order to rate round dance figures according to difficulty and complexity.
Salsa Rueda is a kind of round dance in which there is no complete pre-choreographed sequence, and the dance patterns are called out in a random order. Rueda de Casino ( Rueda, Casino Rueda, Salsa Rueda) is a particular type of round dancing of Salsa.