2 What is DanceDance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans, and is also performed by other animals (bee dance, patterns of behavior such as a mating dance). Dancing has evolved many styles. Breakdancing and Krumping are related to the hip hop culture. African dance is interpretive. Ballet, Ballroom, Waltz, and Tango are classical styles of dance while Square and the Electric Slide are forms of step dances. Every dance, no matter what style, has something in common. It not only involves flexibility and body movement, but also physics. If the proper physics is not taken into consideration, injuries may occur. Choreography is the art of creating dances. The person who creates (i.e., choreographs) a dance is known as the choreographer.
3 Competition in DanceA dance competition is an organized event in which contestants perform dances before a judge or judges for awards and, in some cases, monetary prizes. There are several major types of dance competitions, distinguished primarily by the style or styles of dances performed. Major types of dance competitions include:Competitive dance, in which a variety of theater dance styles—such as acro-ballet, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and tap—are permitted.Open competitions, which permit a wide variety of dance styles. A popular example of this is the TV program So You Think You Can Dance.Dancesport, which is focused exclusively on ballroom and Latin dance. Popular examples of this are TV programs Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing.Single-style competitions, such as highland dance, dance team, and Irish dance, which only permit a single dance style.Today, there are various dances and dance show competitions on Television and the Internet:Dancing with the Stars.So you think you can Dance.
4 Dance Occupations Dancer Dance Teacher Dancesport coaches Dance training differs depending on the dance form. There are university programs and schools associated with professional dance companies for specialized training in classical dance (e.g. Ballet) and modern dance. There are also smaller, privately owned dance studios where students may train in a variety of dance forms including competitive dance forms (e.g. Latin dance, ballroom dance, etc.) as well as ethnic/traditional dance forms.Professional dancers are usually employed on contract or for particular performances/productions. The professional life of a dancer is generally one of constantly changing work situations, strong competition pressure and low pay. Professional dancers often need to supplement their income, either in dance related roles (e.g., dance teaching, dance sport coaches, yoga) or Pilates instruction to achieve financial stability.In the U.S. many professional dancers are members of unions such as the American Guild of Musical Artists, the Screen Actors Guild and Actors' Equity Association. The unions help determine working conditions and minimum salaries for their members.Dance TeacherDance teacher and operators of dance schools rely on reputation and marketing. For dance forms without an association structure such as Salsa or Tango Argentino they may not have formal training. Most dance teachers are self employed.Dancesport coachesDancesport coaches are tournament dancers or former dancesports people, and may be recognized by a dance sport federation.ChoreographerChoreographers are generally university trained and are typically employed for particular projects or, more rarely may work on contract as the resident choreographer for a specific dance company. A choreographic work is protected intellectual property. Dancers may undertake their own choreography.
5 DANCE AROUND THE WORLDSamba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin in 2/4 time danced under the Samba music. However, there are three steps to every bar, making the Samba feel like a 3/4 timed dance. Its origins include the Maxine.Tap dance was developed in the United States during the nineteenth century, and is popular in many parts of the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard surface.Belly DanceKathuk DanceBelly dance is a Western term for a traditional Egyptian dance genre known as raqs sharqi or sometimes raqs baladi literally “dance of country”, and so “national” or “folk” dance.Ballroom DanceThe Kathuk Dance is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances from India.Ballroom dance refers to a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the globe. Its performance and entertainment aspects are also widely enjoyed on stage, in film, and on television.Bhangra in the PunjabThe Bhangra is a form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab RegionBallet DanceBallet is a formalized type of performative dance, the origins of which date lay in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French courts, and which was further developed in England, Italy, and Russia as a concert dance form.Salsa DanceStreet DanceSalsa is a dance for Salsa music created by Spanish-speaking people from the Caribbean and their immigrant communities in the US. Salsa dancing mixes African and European dance influences through the music and dance fusions.Street dancing, also called vernacular dance is an umbrella term, used to describe dance styles that evolved outside dance studios.Samba DanceTap Dance20th Century DanceDance has evolved to the point where there are shows watched around the worlds.