Why is solo dancing not as popular as contra and partner dancing?

I have been to dance lessons. They only taught partner dancing and cobtra dancing. No solo dancing was taught at all. In Sweden where I’m from solo dancing is kind of unpopular. In music on the other hand you have both solo and ensemble being popular.
What are some psychological theories that speak about this in some way or another? And what theories are generally accepted as scientific.

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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Jennifer Grey

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Music video: Teenaged black girls dancing at a sleepover, 90’s, US

Unfortunately, I only remember the music video, I don’t remember any lyrics.

All I remember is in the music video, there were teenage black girls dancing, using a tv remote as a microphone, braiding their long hair with ribbons at a colourful sleepover. There may have been a pillow fight.

American, probably from the 90s…

I think there were 3 girls, I don’t know.
It was a pop song, kind of like tlc.

Please please please help me remember this

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Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

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How are the two tales of dancing in vineyards on the 15th of Av related?

The Mishna tells us (Taanis 26b) that on the 15th of Av, unmarried girls would borrow clothes, dance in the vineyard, and invite the unmarried men to choose them for marriage.

The Talmud (Taanis 30b) gives a list of historical reasons that make the 15th of Av a holiday on par with Yom Kippur.

One of the reasons given is that the Jewish people found a way around their vow not to give their daughters to Binyamin (Shoftim 21:1), after the story of the Pilegesh in Givah (Shoftim 19, 20, 21).

Their solution was to have the Benyaminites lie in wait in the vineyards, and when the daughters of Israel would dance in the vineyards, the Benyaminites would take them, without the fathers breaking their vow by giving their daughters to the Binyaminites. (See Shoftim 21:20 and on)

There are several parallels between the two reasons for the holiday. For example, In both cases (the unmarried girls dancing in the vineyards every 15th of Av, and the Binyaminites taking dancing girls in the vineyards):

  • The girls are dancing
  • They are in vineyards
  • Both stories happened where G-d’s Temple was located. The Mishnah talks about the daughters of Yerushalaim (Where the Holy Temple was), and the story with the Binyaminites talks about the daughters of Shiloh dancing (Shiloh was where the Mishkan was at the time of the story)

Both of these stories seem very similar. Are there any sources that discuss the connection between the two? Was the story with the Binyaminites the start of the yearly custom? Did the custom predate the story with the Binyaminites?

I’m looking for sources that discuss this.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Line Up, Katie Piper, Joe Sugg, Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly, Ashley Roberts, Strictly 2018, Susannah Constantine, Faye Tozer, Danny John Jules, Lee Ryan, Danny John-Jules, Dr Ranj

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Line Up

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Line Up

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Line Up

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Cartoon in the 90s-00s with a scene of a short haired woman dancing

I’m looking for a specific scene from a cartoon and after an hour of research I can’t find it.

I’m pretty sure it was from a “Batman” cartoon series, possibly “Batman Beyond”, and it was featured in the opening credits. The scene, which was a handful of seconds long, shows a short-haired woman dancing in a club; the light goes on and off, simulating a stroboscopic effect, and every time the light is back “on”, the woman is in another dancing pose. In the last such scene, the woman’s face becomes a creepy skull.

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