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Why does Korean Pop feature so much backbreaking, grueling dancing?

This was going to be just a comment, but I'm going to put it in the answer space & take the downvotes like a grown-up ;) If you want the cynical answer, it's because there's so little actual ...
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Where does the Y.M.C.A dance comes from?

Citing a spin.com interview of Randy Jones and David Hodo (respectively the cowboy and construction worker of the song): Jones: We were flying up from South America for the show, and we worked on ...
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What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing video?

In the video, there are several dances represented. But generally this is swing dancing and they teach it at swing dance clubs. The first paired-dances you see in the video are variations of lindy ...
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How do people dance to drum and bass?

While your question is more about informal club dancing (what my wife thinks of as "free style"), I think that a quick look at formal dance styles will provide a firm basis for answering this question....
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What stock character/stereotype/thing does Cab Calloway imitate near the beginning of this 1950s "music video"?

This is a style from the '40s. Cab here is emulating a hepcat with how they typically walked. Hepcats were known for wearing Zoot Suits. Please read some of the book The Power of the Zoot: Youth ...
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Why does Korean Pop feature so much backbreaking, grueling dancing?

Music and dance have always been closely aligned, from folk traditions around the world, to the gavottes and minuets of the classical tradition, to the frenzied moshing of modern EDM concerts. It's ...
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Who invented the Moonwalk?

There is no known inventor of the moonwalk. The moonwalk is a shuffle-step performed backwards and repeatedly, to simulate one walking back. Shuffle-steps have always been one of the key pieces of ...
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How do people dance to drum and bass?

How do people dance to drum and bass? Really fast! That's the most obvious answer, anyway. And I'm not joking. The other option is to dance half-time, i.e. on the snare (2 + 4). There is no ...
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Is there a choreography for Mingus' "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady"?

There's definitely choreographed dancing that has been done to this music (witness http://youtube.com/watch?v=4fML73zVcTg and http://youtube.com/watch?v=h3R_lTxyhdE, which I found with a Google search ...
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Biggest hit dance song

Like you suggested in your question, I think it's The Twist, by Chubby Checker, followed by Let's Twist Again. Chubby Checker's version of The Twist was the most popular, but this song reached the ...
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Biggest hit dance song

"The Streets of Cairo" (1893), with the associated dance The Hootchie-Cootchie. Although the dance had made appearances in 1851 and 1873, the song had made the dance well known. And while the ...
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The Dancing Dead

I can't say with certainty, but an early candidate is from Disney's "Silly Symphonies" cartoons from 1929. In the example below, we have a Iwerks, Clark & Jackson cartoon devoted to a dance of ...
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I'm wondering if there is a word for drum rhythms that make you want to dance?

Since this word (or words) would best be used to describe the audience-performer interactions, I would suspect that there isn't going to be an obscure word for this. That is due to the fact that the ...
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Is it the real Trump in this music clip?

It is Donald Trump who did a parody of Drake's Hotline Bling. He acts this dance in the show SNL during his campaign, in 2015. So, before the election.
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How do people dance to drum and bass?

Most of what I've seen is "stepping", which I wrap my mind around by thinking of it is 'bass music skanking' (I know this isn't what the actual roots are, it's more rooted in jumpstyle and the crip ...
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What does it mean that Gary Giggles knows 7 steps of cha-cha-cha?

Each kind of ballroom dance requires learning various standard figures or movements. A dance is simply a sequence of different figures. Transitioning from one figure to another can be easy or awkward ...
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What does it mean that Gary Giggles knows 7 steps of cha-cha-cha?

I think it's just meant to be part of the humor of the scene, without special meaning. The Cha-Cha step is two five-step sequences. You can see a demonstration in this YouTube video. For a viewer who ...
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Which dance step is done by the man at 0:04 - 0:10 & it’s name

Body roll. Takes a while to learn.
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Is it actually possible to dance a Sarabande to Erik Satie's "Sarabandes"?

I'm surprised that no-one has thought to try dancing to this. Since Satie most likely did not intend the pieces for dancing, an attempt to do this would have probably appealed to his reportedly quirky ...
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Where is the one count? How can I identify it? [Ella Fitzgerald: In A Mellow Tone]

This may sound strange, but the best way to find the count is often to follow the main melody, the lead vocals if there are any. To get to grips with this song my suggestion would be: listen to the ...
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Where is the one count? How can I identify it? [Ella Fitzgerald: In A Mellow Tone]

I have had similar experiences with trying to find the 1. I find it helps to remember that the heavy strokes on the snare are always on the 2 and the 4. The bass drum seems to act as only an accent ...
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Who sings "Open Your Mind"?

A few dance-oriented songs from the 80s or 90s with a similar title: "Open Your Mind" by U.S.U.R.A. (1993) "Open Your Mind" by Kleeer (1980) "Open Up Your Mind (Wide)" by The Gap Band (1979) I think ...
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Music video with dancing woman who lights up everything she touches

This is a stretch of a guess, but could it be Michael Jackson's famous "Billy Jean" video? I know you said "a woman," but Michael is a bit androgynous, and this video is famous for ...
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How do people dance to drum and bass?

For drum and bass, the footwork is rather basic but open for much interpretation which is where the entire fun is. It is a two-step but for the tempo, you introduce a little fling. So the basic ...
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