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Dance History


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Dance History

  1. 1. Dance History Classifications/Forms of Dance
  2. 2. Ballet <ul><li>Stage art that is highly disciplines and codified. Tells a story or expresses a mood </li></ul>
  3. 3. Modern Dance <ul><li>Stage dance that is highly individual and diverse. Began as a rejection of ballet’s formal and sterile nature </li></ul>
  4. 4. Musical Stage Dance <ul><li>Hybrid of ballet and modern dance found on Broadway stage, movies, or television. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combines elements of ballet, modern, tap, jazz, clogging, and ethnic dance </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Musical Stage Dancing: subcategories <ul><li>Jazz – associated with jazz music beginning in the “Roaring 20s” </li></ul><ul><li>Tap Dancing – linked to Jazz – roots in ceremonial dance from West Africa, traditional Irish step dancing, English clogging </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ballroom Dance <ul><li>Participatory </li></ul><ul><li>Popular and social dances of past decades: Fox trot, Latin dances, rock and roll, and disco </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recreational Dance <ul><li>Participatory. Folk dancing of European influence. Square and round dancing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ethnic Dance <ul><li>Participatory. Folk dances of non-European origins usually linked to social or religious practices. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Exercise Dance <ul><li>Participatory – Jazzercise and Aerobics. </li></ul><ul><li>Dancelike movements performed for fitness purposes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Allied Movement Forms <ul><li>Ice Dancing, Aerial Dancing, Gymnastics Floor Exercise, Water Ballet or Synchronized Swimming, Rhythmic Gymnastics </li></ul>