West African folk, pop lockin, general hip hop, and break dancing. Occasionally you'd see someone swing some glow sticks around for the one techno song. In college I added to my repetoire by including belly dancing, swing and salsa. I was friends with a bunch of international students and we would conjure a boom box and take it to one of the large halls in a dorm and dance to whatever MP3s we had on hand. This meant primarily a mixture of Latin and hip hop. At the international parties you could add in some arabic and techno as well as the few select groups that fused various ethnic music (i.e. World).
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I'm sharing this with you because I think the world needs more dancing. When I was in Punjab some of my friends would randomly break out into Bhangra in cafes, restaurants, and even the street if there was music available. My dad and I used to dance in stores both because we liked the music playing, but also because we wanted to embarass my brother. This only worked until he started dancing too, which wasn't a loss, because it meant more people were dancing in the store. I like that. More people should do that. They wouldn't need to take so much prozac.