Swing dance History Developed under the swing style of jazz music during the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Began in African American communities known as vernacular African American dances. Lindy Hop, originated in Harlem, is known as the most popular swing style and is still danced today.
Types & Styles Savoy Swing Lindy Style West Coast Swing Whip Push Supreme Swing Imperial Swing Carolina Shag DC Hand Dancing East Coast Swing Ballroom West Coast Swing Country-Western Cajun Swing Pony Swing Jive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myJj0mNNe1Y
Not to be confused with New Jack Swing but…. With the way swing dance was developed, do you consider it similar to any of the modern hip hop dances’ development? Or is it more towards the traditional ballroom dances?
Salsa! The Salsa dance has evolved from Latin and Caribbean dances. Salsa is almost the same as the Mambo in that the partners both have a pattern of six steps danced over eight counts of music. The dance has been influenced by many cultures, but it originated in Cuba. The Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Puerto Rico have all had some influence on the dance. There are many different styles of salsa that vary by location: Cuban-style salsa, Columbian style-salsa, L.A.-style salsa, New York-style salsa, Puerto-Rican style salsa, and Casino Reudo- style salsa.
Who does the Salsa? Although Salsa dancing originated in Latin America, it is now popular all over the Americas, particularly the US. There are a mass number of Salsa clubs in the US. The most popular being in Miami, New York, LA, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston. Salsa classes are being taught across the US as well as online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfDVnX4j3-w&feature=player_embedded Salsa has become so popular in the US, that it is even portrayed on prime-time shows such as Dancing with the Stars. http://mkcspeaks.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/dancing-with-the-stars-week-9-myas-salsa/
Question Where was the salsa dance originated and what other countries helped influence it?
Old School Hip Hop Dance *Moonwalk -Michael Jackson -March 25 1983 - one of the best dance techniques used world wide *Breakdancing -one of the oldest forms of hip hop dance -rising popularity in 1970’s in the streets of America - “evolved in order to settle the brutal territorial fights with macho dancing techniques instead of guns” - “Dance battles” -1980’s and 1990’s eventually reached Asia and Europe *Pop Locking -Electric Boogie -Los Angeles -created by Electric Boogaloo *The running Man -1980’s -MC Hammer made it popular -
What, Who and Where Spongebob Dance Baltimore Club Music and started in Baltimore, MD The Cha Cha Slide (1996) DJ Casper and started in Chicago Harlem Shake (2001) G-Dep and started in The Bronx, New York Cupid Shuffle (2007) Cupid and started in Lafayette, Louisiana Walk It Out (2006) Unk and started in Atlanta, GA Crank That (Soulja Boy) (2007) Soulja Boy and started in Chicago, Illinois. Swag Surfin’ (2009) F.L.Y. (Fast Life Yungstaz) and started in Stone Mountain, GA Stanky Legg (2009) GS Boyz and started in Texas Jerking (2009) New Boyz and started in Los Angeles, CA
I ask….. Do you think people view dance just a means for entertainment or as a means of venting emotion through bodily movements? Is dance for the audience or individual(dancer)? for the + =
Samba and other Latin dances The Samba DançaDaMãozinha (dance-a dahmah-oh-zeen-hah) by Tchakabum (the dance of the hand... possibly) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWiV_01P6do - Dança do Créu by DJ Créu. This dance is not a typical, soft, dance. It has many different speeds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4f78FSSgHk Carnaval (carn-ah-vall)...Every year, right before Fat Tuesday, a huge parade/party is hosted in Brazilian states including Rio de Janeiro. It's a celebration of Brazilian life During the "Carnaval" (Carnival in English). the feathers worn by the dancers represent the Brazilians ability to rise above hardships. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3mYDwRTALo There are so many different videos of people performing Beyonce's Single Ladies routine. Her fan base is huge --encouraging others to take an interest in her performing style: Philippines http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS2Y37Lwc_w Brazil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVaSecRCrAk
How do you feel about.. The way dance in the US represents our culture? How video sharing websites such as Youtube has influenced dance in the Americas?
The hula was pegged as by missionaries as being too “exotic” but was originally done as a Hawaiian ritual.
King Kalakaua's was a easygoing, fun loving person so, under his reign, in 1874 the ban on Hula was trashed. "Hula is the language of the heart and therefore the of the Hawaiian people.“ —King K Hula Kahiko (Ancient hula) Hula Auana (Modern hula) heartbeat
Aloha Hula Traditional drums- Pahu, Puniu, Ipuheke Made from gourds, coconut or breadfruit tree trunk, or half coconut shell with skin stretched over it Other commonly used instruments are the 'uli'uli (feather decorated gourd rattle), pu'ili (split bamboo rattle), and kala'au (sticks). There is a close correspondence between the foot patterns and the rhythmic patterns of the instruments. Nowadays, the traditional instruments used for the hula has been replaced by the guitar and ukulele.
Question What other dances do you think have become more modern in American culture? Given the oppressed practice of the Hula which other dances in American culture do you think have a similar history?
Works Consulted http://digg.com/music/Michael_Jackson_s_First_Moonwalk_Billie_Jean http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/breakdance-1034.html https://www.msu.edu/~okumurak/styles/pop.html http://rustnbones.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/the-glory-of-the-running-man-an-in-depth-history/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVaSecRCrAk http://delicious.com/moonboots http://www.alohamagazine.com/en/hula.htm