Cabaret dancing is a style of dance that originated in Europe, particularly in France, during the late 19th century. It became popular in the early 20th century and is characterized by its lively, theatrical, and often provocative nature. Cabaret dancing typically involves a combination of different dance styles such as jazz, burlesque, ballet, and modern dance.

In a cabaret performance, dancers often perform in intimate settings like nightclubs, bars, or cabarets, hence the name. The choreography in cabaret dancing can vary widely, but it often emphasizes expressiveness, sensuality, and audience engagement. Costumes and props are frequently used to enhance the performance and create a visually captivating experience.

Cabaret dancing has evolved over time and has influenced various other dance styles, including Broadway musicals and contemporary dance. It remains a popular form of entertainment in many parts of the world, known for its vibrant energy and entertainment value.