History Ballet actually made its mark back in the 18th century, and has been given the prestige as the operas during that time. Jean-Georges Noverre s seminal work actually allowed ballet dancers to partake in plays as they were used to assist in the narration of the story by expressing character. Back then, the ballet dancers were made to wear corsets, wigs, hoops and high heels. History The mambo dance style is a Cuban or Latin dance style that is directly associated with mambo music, which was created by Cachao and was popularized in the United States by the different Jazz musicians that were playing in different casinos back in the 1930 s. This was the music that was used to entertain the customers that visited these casinos. Jazz clubs gave an opportunity for dancers to explore swing dance, and pretty soon, different styles of swing dance were created. One of the more popular dance styles is the Lindy Hop, which was one of the very first swing dance styles discovered. Now, you have a myriad of different swing dance styles. The Savory-styled Lindy Hop places an emphasis on upper body movement -- usually involving horizontal sways and jerks that define it as an active version of the dance routine. The second, the G.I. Lindy Hop, places its emphasis on upright body position with active lower body movement. Footwork of this dance routine borrows some of the more commonplace techniques found in Charleston and Tap dancing. Hip Hop dance actually refers to a form of urban ethnic dance that is performed to different styles of hip hop music. Although Hip Hop dance has some pretty basic forms or styles, it is actually a dance style that involves a lot of improvisation or freestyle dancing. This is where Hip Hop dancers are able to put their personal touch and flavor into their dance routines. Music According to research of renowned historians and dance critics, the Flamenco started off as an impromptu dance following a steady beat -- mostly staccato clapping of the audience. Later, it was modified its repertoire of movement to follow the complicated harmony produced by the "togue" (flamenco guitar), as well as the rhythmic clapping and stamping of the audience or the band.