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ALEGRIAS
The Alegrias is one of the oldest of Spanish Gypsy dances and is often called the "Queen" of Flamenco dances. It is the purest and more refined of the repertoire. It suggests the movements of the bullfight and is usually danced by a woman alone.
ALLEMANDE
An 18th century dance. Also a figure used in our present day Barn dances.
APACHE
A dance created in Paris by the people of the underworld. It portrayed their uninhibited passions. The woman was flung about, kicked or embraced with equal fervor. This style was later imitated in Tangos or Waltzes.
ARGENTINIAN TANGO
Originated in the West Indies where it was danced only by the lowest classes. The name is from the African Tanganya. The dance found its way into Argentina and then to France and finally into the United States in a modified form about 1914. Latin American ballroom Tango is danced in 4/4 time. NOTE: See also Continental Tango, English Tango, and Tango.
ARKANSAS TRAVELER
An old time Barn dance depicting a salesman of tin ware who came from Arkansas.
ARKANSAS TRAVELER
An old time Barn dance depicting a salesman of tin ware who came from Arkansas.
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