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713.Qataghani / Afghanistan

QataghanI is one of the traditional dances of Afghanistan and also a music style. It is famous both in Afghanistan and in Pakistan. It is a fast paced and joyous kind of music and dance with fast movement of arms and hands as its main characteristics.

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714.QUEER DANCE / Bhutan

QUEER DANCE in Bhutan brings together queer performances from villages of Nepal to stages of Bhutan. Sexual and gender minorities and LGBT community are dancing in traditional or non-traditional music and clothing. Dance styles vary accordingly.

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715.QUEER THEATRE / Global

QUEER THEATRE and theatre has historically held space for many LGBTQ folks, specifically gay and bisexual men, because of its fantastical nature. It used to be a space where gender norms and expectations are not held to the standards of every day life, thus it allows for the freedom to act and play in ways that were looked down upon otherwise. Because of the nature of theatre, many LGBTQ folks have participated in it since its start as dancers, writers and actors and it's a big part of queer dance culture.

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716.QUAKER DANCE / USA

QUAKER DANCE is a dance coming from Quakers community. In the early days of Quakerism, music and dance was rejected as a non-spontaneous part of worship. Absolute honesty and integrity was important to them. Music was viewed as frivolous, and not in line with the value of Simplicity, in other words a distraction from what was really important in life. However, they did approve of singing and dancing in the spirit when the act was a natural and organic method of expressing belief.

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717.Q-POP / Kazakhstan

Q-POP is a dance style popularised by the boyband Ninety One in Kazakhstan, inspired by a mixture of western pop choreographies, forms of hip-hop dance or South Korean pop choreographies which are massively popular among teens in urban centres of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Ninety One proclaimed themselves the first q-pop band and produced a scandal in Kazakhstan by being „too gay looking“ and conflicted with the mainstream idea of masculinity. Nevertheless this scandal did not stopped kids posting various interpretations of the choreography for the song “E.YAH” on the social media. Many performers practice and record the dances at home. Others are taking advantage of professional and costly dance schools in more professional environments.

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718.QUADRILLE / Guadeloupe / Jamaica

QUADRILLE is a European dance from the 18th century, which was brought by colonists into the West Indies. Most of the time the music is played with an accordion and compared to the others traditional music Quadrille is the most complex. The dance was practiced together with a partner during the slavery. Masters practiced the Quadrille in couples, while slaves only practiced the dance to make fun of the colonists. It is also danced in Jamaica.

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719.Quebradita / Mexico

Quebradita sometimes also known as Caballito is a cheerful Mexican dancing style, usually performed to a modified form of Sinaloan banda music. It is performed by both a male and a female dancer. The male dancer lowers the female dancer backwards almost to the point where she touches the floor. Then the male dancer quickly pulls her up. This is what the "little break" refers to. Compared to other dance styles, which use athletic, trotting steps, quebradita emphasise acrobatics. It is accompanied by electric guitars and instruments with synthesisers. It used to be very popular in the 1990s,[ especially in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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720.Quinceñera dance / Mexico

Quinceñera dance is performed during the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in many Mexican and Latin American communities. The word “quinceañera” is derived from the Spanish words “quince” which means “fifteen”. This important birthday marks the transition from childhood to womanhood for those who celebrate this milestone. Dancing is an important part of this celebration. In addition to the specialty dances like the Father Daughter Dance, Waltz group dance, and “surprise dance,” celebrants and guests often dance to Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Merengue, Bolero and Rumba music. Quinceañera’s origins date back to many centuries ago when both boys and girls participated in rites of passage. Quinceañera celebration today is often a lavish party that can include many guests, very similar to that of a wedding. Preparations can take anywhere from six months to two years.