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Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
Dances & Music During 1850 1890
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  • 1. Dances & Music During 1850-1890 By: Nathan Smith & David Foster
  • 2. Intro. <ul><li>In the days of the western expiation people took not only their livelihood, but also their believes, belongings, and culture. And it doesn’t stop there. People also created new lives and culture, for example song and dance. </li></ul>
  • 3. History of Country Western Dancing <ul><li>Dance, along with music, has always dynamically expressed the spirit and personality of every culture. In western dancing it dealt with many aspects of the West such as the mountain men, the &apos;49ers, the immigrants, the outlaws, the lawmen, the cowboy, and, of course, the beauty and grandeur of the West. </li></ul>
  • 4. Styles <ul><li>Styles of dance can range from slow to fast, formal to casual, and so on. Here is an example of saloon dancing at the left. &lt; </li></ul>
  • 5. Dances by Ethnicity-Race <ul><li>Western music was directly influenced by the folk music traditions of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, and many cowboy songs, sung around campfire in the nineteenth century can be traced back to European folk songs. </li></ul>
  • 6. A More causal Approach <ul><li>Formal dances can be slow or fast and can range from old world waltz to a less formal country style of waltz. </li></ul><ul><li>Country dancing is informal, relaxed, simple, casual, without affection, which does not mean so casual as to be sloppy. Country dancing emphasizes smoothness on the dance floor, and keeping time with the music with none of the flourishes that could be interpreted as exhibitionism, narcissism, and lack of manliness or womanliness. </li></ul>Dances by Formal Classes
  • 7. Comparison of Today’s Dances <ul><li>Western dance styles compared to some of today’s have their similarities but with one major difference. Today’s dances involve more of a sexual manner then dances before the 1900’s. Even when you could trace some of it back to the western style of dance. </li></ul>
  • 8. Here are the Photos
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  • 10. An example of the Ghost Dance
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  • 12. End

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