Where Did Ballroom Dancing Originate from?

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Ballroom dancing originated in England in the late 18th century. Ballroom dancing was a social dancing for the privileged, which originated from the Latin word 'ballare'. It features popular dances such as the Minuet, Quadrille, Polonaise, Polka and Mazurka.
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Ballroom dancing originated in the western world. There is plenty of information on Wikipedia and the links below.
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A Glance at the Origins of Ballroom Dancing. by Esther Kando Odescalchi, Ph.D. Dancing is one of the earliest art forms of mankind; in it human emotions are manifested in motion.
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Cuban Influence Many forms of Latin dance, including Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha and Rumba, claim Cuba as their birthplace, although similar dances were being created simultaneously across
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Here in New Zealand it was told through the oral tradition of the Maori, stories of the original inhabitants of these islands ,many of whom were red haired, fair skinned peoples.
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Ballroom dance is when a couple performs any social dance that follows a pattern of predictable steps like the tango, waltz and the quick step. It originated in England in the 18th and 19th centuries and it later became a trend for the working class people in the 20th century. In 1924 an organisation was formed called Ballroom Branch of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing where the dance style began to boom.
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