Encyclopedia > Country Dance

  Article Content

Country dance

Redirected from Country Dance

Country dance is a loose term for a variety of dance forms including the polka, schottische[?], polonaise, redowa[?], mazurka, two step[?], quadrille[?], minuet, cumbia[?], contradance, and galop[?].

Country dance overlaps with contemporary folk dance and with contemporary ballroom dance. Most country dances and ballroom dances originated from folk dances, with gradual refinement over the years.

Some specific forms of country dance, such as English Country Dance refer to specific folk dances. The term "country dance" first appeared in the 16th century, before all of the dances mentioned in the first paragraph existed.

The meanings of country music and country dance were once more intertwined than they are today. Contemporary country music has roots in the various forms of dance music that traditionally accompanied country dance, but is now mostly a separate concept.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Urethra

... Urethritis is a common cause of dysuria[?] (pain when urinating). Related to urethritis is so called urethral syndrome[?] Passage of kidney stones throug ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 61.7 ms