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WikiProject Dance
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Welcome to the Dance WikiProject
A few Wikipedians have gotten together to make some suggestions about how we might organize data in articles about Dance. These are only suggestions, things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn't feel obligated in the least to follow them. But if you don't know what to write or where to begin, following the below guidelines may be helpful. Mainly, we just want you to write articles!


This WikiProject aims primarily to categorize and organize the various Dance related articles. A large majority of them are currently stubs, or in desperate need of work, so through this project we hope to not only organize the articles appropriately, but also to expand those that need help. And well, to get rid of all those pesky red links. :-)

How can you help

A list of articles needing cleanup associated with this project is available. See also the tool's wiki page and the index of WikiProjects.

Improve the bird's eye view

The entire subject and Wikipedia's coverage of it is intended to be summarized in the Outline of dance. It in turn is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's main contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise dance-related material. It is a hub from which to organize related topics.

It was built as a " reverse outline", a structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Please help improve it.

It's our bird's eye view.

Thank you.

Participate in this project

Promote the project
  • Join this project! Add yourself to the list, and add the userbox to your page, to advertise the project to people who happen to pass by.
  • Invite people to the project – drop a note on the user talk page of editors working on Dance topics who aren't project members.
  • Consider promoting the project via the Wikipedia Signpost WikiProject desk.
Improve the project
  • Update the project pages, archive clutter, and make use of the latest automation available
  • Consult the WikiProject Guide for ideas
  • Come up with new ones
Use the project
Red links and wanted articles should be inserted on the redlinks list

Develop articles


Articles for deletion

Good article nominees

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

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See also:


Dance categories

WikiProject Dance categories

Basic Articles

These should be the "main" articles regarding various types of dance that the rest of the articles are worked off of- they should also have categories backing them up as well.

Specific Sub-topics

Unclassified articles

Country and Western dance

Hierarchy definition

Tango postcard, c. 1919
  • Formalized/Standardized Dances vs. Informal/Non-standardized/social dances

Version 1.0 assessments

Index · Statistics · Log
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Dance articles by quality statistics

For more information about Version 1.0 assessments, see WP:1.0 and WP:WVWP.

Recognized content

  WikiProject Dance  General  Strategy  Assessment  Red links  Sub-stubs  To do  Recognized content 

Featured articles

Former featured articles

Featured lists

Good articles

Former good articles

Did you know? articles

Featured pictures

Good article nominees

In the News articles

Main page featured articles

Picture of the day pictures

Did you Know (DYK)

The following araticles appeared on the Main page in the Did you know section


Article Identification

The {{ WikiProject Dance}} template, which creates this banner, should be placed on the talk page of all dance articles that are part of this project:

WikiProject icon Dance
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Dance, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Dance and Dance-related topics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
WikiProject Dance To-do list:


  • {{ Infobox dancer}} should be placed at the top of all articles about people in dance and filled in as far as possible
  • {{ Infobox ballet}} should be placed at the top of all articles about different choreographed ballets and filled in as far as possible

Quick Reference

Possible Template option: User:Lyellin/Sandbox

Stub Templates

The following templates identify stubs within the category dance. Add the template to pages that need expanding. Please use the most specific stub-type possible.

Invitation Templates

Feel free to modify these.

Note:Templates must be substituted.

Dancing in other languages

Corresponding articles in other languages

Just to get an overview ...

English German Czech Swedish Italian Spanish French Comment
Dance de:Tanz cs:Tanec sv:dans it:Danza es:Danza fr:Danse
Ballet de:Ballett cs:Balet sv:balett it:Balletto es:Ballet fr:Ballet
Folk dance de:Volkstanz sv:folkdans it:Danza popolare fr:Danse traditionelle and fr:Danse historique
Modern dance de:Modern Dance cs:moderní tanec it:Danza Moderna es:Danza contemporánea fr:Dance moderne
Competitive dance --- ??? ---
Tango (dance) de:Tango cs:tango sv:Tango it:Tango argentino es:Tango fr:Tango (danse)
DanceSport de:Tanzsport es:Baile deportivo
Morris dance de:Moriskentanz
Square dance de:Square Dance sv:Squaredans
Sword dance de:Schwerttanz
--- ??? --- de:Eintänzer
--- ??? --- de:Fackeltanz sv:Fackeldans German page has weblink to video
Mata Hari de:Mata Hari cs:Mata Hari sv:Mata Hari es:Mata Hari The German article is classified "worth reading"
Vienna Opera Ball de:Wiener Opernball English article has a picture


Cotswold Morris with handkerchiefs
Members Specific Interests
Bengaltiger211 ( talk · contribs) Indian folk dances (specifically: Bhangra, Giddha, Raas/Garba, Bengali)
Chrome15 ( talk · contribs) Ballet, Modern Dance, Disco, Dance Music
Coretheapple ( talk · contribs)
Fang Aili ( talk · contribs) Folk dance
FourViolas ( talk · contribs) Modern Dance, Postmodern dance including Contact Improvisation and Videodance, Contra dance and Scandinavian folk dance (working on that redlink)
GiniVanDango ( talk · contribs) Flamenco
Gus andrews ( talk · contribs) African dance
Lambtron ( talk · contribs) Acro dance, ballet, competitive dance
Jotivio ( talk · contribs) Contemporary dance, modern dance
Macdonald-ross ( talk · contribs) History of UK ballroom and latin dancing; dance biography
Mirokado ( talk · contribs) Early (C14-C17), Scottish Country, Highland and English Folk dance.
Mónica Morgantown ( talk · contribs) Modern Dance & Hip Hop
Mrlopez2681 ( talk · contribs)
Mwacha ( talk · contribs)
Paul foord ( talk · contribs)
PatisOne ( talk · contribs) Boogaloo, Street Dance history, Popping, Hiphop Dance, African American Vernacular Dance, Filipino Diaspora dances.
Ipigott ( talk · contribs) General interest in women in dance. Compiling international List of female dancers and related biographies.
Robertgreer ( talk · contribs) Ballet. (I remain active on WP:WikiProject Ballet and sympathetic to WikiProject Dance) — Robert Greer ( talk) 18:50, 14 March 2012 (UTC) Reply reply
Snow Rise ( talk · contribs)
Tanyawade ( talk · contribs)
TrailerTrack ( talk · contribs) Ballet, European dance, translating from French and German
Tufkaa ( talk · contribs) eastern european folk dancing, classical dance; Ukrainian and Soviet-era history/geography/biography.
Zdebe ( talk · contribs) French ballet dancers, ballet dancers from America Latina.
Eebeejay ( talk · contribs) Dance in the UK, and dance of the African diaspora.
Willthacheerleader18 ( talk · contribs) Ballet, Ballet dancers, Modern Dance, Contemporary Dance, Cheerleading & Pom Dance, Dance in Switzerland
SMcCandlish ( talk · contribs) Swing and other modern Western partner dance; anthropology of dance and music; WP:GNOME cleanup – many of these articles have barely been touched in over a decade, and our standards have gotten much tighter.
Murfalatto ( talk · contribs) US Modern dance, dance in higher education
Msh1991 ( talk · contribs) Folk dance in Iran
Pakoire ( talk · contribs) Contemporary dance in New Zealand
Codayoda ( talk · contribs) Vogue and Waacking
23impartial ( talk · contribs)

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