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Bachata
   originated in   
The Dominican Republic
Romantic, particularly tales of heartbreak. Originated in the countryside and rural marginal neighborhoods.
Bharatanatyam
   originated in   
India
The Bolero
   originated in   
Spain
A 3/4 dance that originated in the late 18th century.
The Cha-cha-cha
   originated in   
Latin America
Derived from the rumba and mambo.
Kathak
   originated in   
India
Kuchupudi
   originated in   
India
Manipuri
   originated in   
India
One of the six classical dance styles of India.
The Mazurka
   originated in   
Poland
A folk dance in triple time with a lively tempo. The original name is "Mazur", given after lake-region Mazury.
Merengue
   originated in   
The Dominican Republic
Monotonous thumping 1-2-3-4 bass drum beat.
The Minuet
   originated in   
France
A social dance for two persons, usually in 3/4 time.
Odissi
   originated in   
India
The Polonaise
   originated in   
Poland
A slow dance in 3/4 time. An official national dance.
The Rumba
   originated in   
Africa
Traveled via the slave trade to Cuba and the New World.
The Samba
   originated in   
Brazil
A lively, rhythmical dance in 2/4 time.
The Schottische
   originated in   
Bohemia
Bohemian country dance.
The Tango
   originated in   
Argentina
The dance of sorrow. Originated in the brothels of Buenos Aires in the 1880s.
The Waltz
   originated in   
Austria
A dance in 3/4 time, became popular in Vienna in 1780s.


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