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Round dance of men and forminx player. 750 B.C., approx.
Vase found in Anavyssos, Attica, Greece



Four men dancing led by a musician (forminx player). 750 B.C., approx.
Vase found in Dipylon, Attica


Men with raised arms in a line dance.

 735 B.C., approx.
 Dated 750-690 BC. Two of the figures hold branches. Between them are two lyres and a scorpion. Found in a sanctuary of Apollo at Amyklai, Sparta.


Dancing women. 715 B.C., approx.


Four men with swords hanging from belts and nine women dance to the music of musician playing the phorminx.

715 B.C., approx.
There is also a lyre-player and two men with swords and two men with chelys, an earlier type of lyre. Four women appear to be watching the dance.

Terracota figurine with women dancing.
715 B.C., approx.

From Boeotia.


Attic Geometric oenochoe vase bearing incision mentioning dance.

735 B.C., approx.
The inscription says: "Which now of all the dancers dances most charmingly, to him this…".