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Dance music

Traditional Dance Music

Dance music is music composed and/or played specifically for social dancing-- dance music includes a huge variety of music, from rock and roll to country music to traditional music such as Irish traditional music.

Among some of the better-known kinds of dance tunes in Europe and America are the waltz, the polka, the reel, various kinds of jig, and the breakdown.

Modern Dance Music

For many younger people, such as those who frequent nightclubs[?], "dance music" more specifically refers to offshoots of rock and roll such as disco, house music, techno music and trance music.

See also hip hop, breakdancing, contradance, funk, drum and bass, reggae, and electronic music.

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