Vocabulary builder – Dance

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Ballet is a classical type of dance. It can be danced solo, in pairs or in groups. The ’t’ in ballet is silent.

Ballroom dance is danced with a partner. The category of ballroom dance includes many styles such as waltz, tango, foxtrot, swing dance, samba, rumba, cha-cha and mambo.

Belly dance is a Middle Eastern style of dance which focuses on the movements of the torso, abdomen and hips.

Break dance is an acrobatic style of dancing that is associated with hip-hop music.

Modern, contemporary dance mixes elements of classic ballet with other styles and new innovations.

Salsa has a strong Latin American influence, especially from Cuba and Puerto Rico. It is danced in pairs.

Samba originated in Brazil and is famous for appearing in the Brazilian Carnival.

Tango is a close partner dance that originated in Argentina.

Tap dance: Tap dancers use special shoes to make percussive rhythms when their feet hit the floor.

Folk dance: The category of folk dance includes traditional dances that are part of a culture. Folk dances are danced by ordinary people and usually learned in community.   

source: Espresso English

Dances and what is characteristic of them. Can you make pairs?

1. ballet

a. It is a dance which focuses on the movements of the torso, abdomen and hips.

2. ballroom dance

b. A dance mixing elements of classic ballet with other styles and new innovations.

3. belly dance

c. A dance famous for appearing in the Brazilian Carnival.

4. break dance

d. A dance from Cuba and Puerto Rico.

5. modern dance

e. Classical dance, danced solo, in pairs or in groups.

6. salsa

f. Percussive rhythms when the dancers’ feet hit the floor.

7. samba

g. A dance associated with hip-hop music.

8. tango

h. Traditional dances that are part of a culture.

9. tap dance

i. A close partner dance.

10. folk dance

j. It’s danced with a partner in many styles.

Key:

1. e.

2. j.

3. a.

4. g.

5. b.

6. d.

7. c.

8. i.

9. f.

10. h. 

Vocabulary

ballroom dance

társastánc

belly dance

hastánc

movement

mozgás

torso

törzs, felsőtest

abdomen

has

hip

csípő

contemporary

kortárs

innovation

újítás

influence

befolyás

to originate

eredni

percussive

doboló

folk dance

néptánc

community

közösség

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