This is a list of dance categories, different types, styles, or genres of dance.

For older and more region-oriented vernacular dance styles, see List of ethnic, regional, and folk dances by origin.


Most popular styles: tap, lyrical, and jazz

Belly dances

Ceremonial dance

Disco / Soul dance

Free and improvised dance

Historical dance

Latin dance/ Rhythm

Novelty and fad dances

Social dance

Street dance/ Electronic dance

Swing dance



  1. ^ Wat is Jazz dance Retrieved 26 April 2023
  2. ^ Popcorn Retrieved 4 May 2023

Further reading