Dance has been around for a long time. Whether it is classical ballet, which has its origins over 600 years ago, or more recent dances like hip-hop, people have been dancing for a variety of reasons. Each of these dances has a distinctive style, but they all share a common objective. In this article, we will take a look at a few of the most popular dances. Whether you’re interested in the history behind these styles, or want to learn to perform them, here are some of the most popular dances and their origins.
Chubby Checkers, MC Hammer, and The Gap Band made the Pony Time dance very popular. This dance involves putting your feet together, bouncing around and dancing like a pony. It is based on the song ‘I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!), which was released in 1979. Pony Time is another dance that originated in the 1960s but gained popularity during the 1980s.
Ragtime was a popular dance during the first world war and was easily adapted to the new tempo of music. Arthur Murray, who ran dance schools and published dance books, ensured that the traditional favorites would not die out. In addition to new dance styles, the movies starring Joan Crawford and Rudolph Valentino increased the popularity of a few of these styles. Ultimately, these dances became some of the most popular dances of all time.