International Dance Day 2022: Most Famous Dances From Around the World

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar


Ballet dance originated in Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later it becomes prominent dance form in France and Russia.

Belly Dance

Belly dance style gets originated in Egypt. It is quite an expressive type of style, which is a folk dance of the middle east.



Kathak is a famous dance style from the Indian classical dance form. Stories are conveyed by the expressions and elegant body movements.


The salsa dance form was originated in 1960 in New York City. Salsa is a dance form which is generally performed by two people in pair.

Hip Hop

It comes in origin in 1970 and the dance crews of the United States made it popular.


Flamenco dance (baile) is a highly-expressive, Spanish dance form, characterized by clapping, percussive footwork and body movements.


It is a "story play" genre of art and distinguished by the elaborately colourful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear.


Samba is synonymous with the famous Carnival of Brazil. It is a Brazilian dance style and music genre with roots in Africa and arrived in Latin America.

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