Dance is an art, used as a form of expression, social interaction and nonverbal communication.
"The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing... there are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words. There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. This is the dancer's justification for being, and his reason for searching further for deeper aspects of his art."
Origins <ul><li>“ Civilized man thinks out his difficulties, primitive man danced out his difficulties ” </li></ul>
Features of dance: <ul><li>Rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Technique </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another” </li></ul>
“ Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made” Ted Shawn, Time , 1955
“ It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer” Shanna LaFleur Dance categories are: Dance purposes are: Solo dance Ceremonial Partners dance Erotic Group dance Social Performance Competitive
Flash mobs <ul><li>A flash mob is a term that denotes a group of people who assembles suddenly in a public place, performs an unusual dance act for a brief time, then disperses, often for the purpose of entertainment. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications and social media. </li></ul>
The “it” dances were: <ul><li>The Bop </li></ul><ul><li>The Stroll </li></ul><ul><li>The Swing </li></ul><ul><li>The Hand Jive </li></ul><ul><li>The Madison </li></ul><ul><li>The Cha Cha </li></ul><ul><li>The Twist </li></ul><ul><li>Rock and Roll </li></ul>“ The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music” Agnes de Mille “ Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music” Angela Monet
50’s and 60’s hits: <ul><li>Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets Rock and Roll is Here To Stay - Danny & the Juniors The ABC's Of Love - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers All Shook Up - Elvis Presley Little Darlin' - The Diamonds Come Go With Me - Dell-Vikings Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly School Day - Chuck Berry What'd I Say - Ray Charles The Stroll - The Diamonds Goody Goody - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers Stood Up - Ricky Nelson </li></ul>