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DAN 101: Introduction to Dance Studies

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  • Afro dance    
  • Alvin Ailey
  • Arthur Duncan
  • Bachata
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom dance / ballroom dancing
  • Beats / beat count
  • Belly dance / belly dancing    
  • Bo Jangles
  • Bob Fosse
  • Brian Friedman
  • Break dance / break dancing
  • Broadway
  • Carol Haney
  • Cha-Cha-Cha
  • Chita Rivera
  • Choreography / Choreographer
  • Cupid shuffle    
  • Dance / dances/ dancer
  • Dance Notation Bureau
  • Dance party    
  • Dance studio  
  • Debbie Allen
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Dianne Walker (Lady Di)
  • Donald O'Connor
  • Doris Batcheller Humphrey 
  • Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
  • Flamenco  
  • Foxtrot
  • Fred Astaire
  • Garba
  • Gene Kelly
  • George Balanchine
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Gogo dancer 
  • Gregory Hines   
  • Gwen Verdon
  • Harlem shake  
  • Henry LeTang
  • Hrithik Roshan 
  • Improvisation
  • Irish dancing 
  • Isadora Duncan
  • Jack Cole   
  • Janet Jackson
  • "jazz hands"
  • Jerome Robbins
  • Jimmy Slyde (King of Slides)
  • Jive
  • Katherine Dunham
  • Labanotation
  • LaVaughn Robinson
  • Lindy hop  
  • Line dancing
  • Loie Fuller
  • Martha Graham
  • Martha Hill
  • Maurice Béjart
  • Maurice Robert Hines Jr.
  • Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov 
  • Modern dance 
  • Musicals
  • The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
  • The Nicholas Brothers
  • Theory of Fall and Recovery
  • Parris Goebel
  • Patrick Swayze 
  • Patsy Swayze
  • Paula Abdul
  • Rie Hata
  • Rita Hayworth 
  • Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev
  • Rumba
  • Ruth St. Denis
  • Samba 
  • Savion Glover
  • Social media trends / viral dancing
  • Stepping
  • Street dance / street dancing   
  • Swing
  • Tango
  • Tap 
  • Ted Shawn
  • Tiktok dances 
  • Tony Awards
  • Tommy Tune
  • Waltz
  • The Whitman Sisters
  • Wim Vandekeybus
  • YouTube dances
  • Zumba

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