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The Ice Dancing

One of the most popular events at the Winter Olympic Games that are held every four years is the ice dancing competition. The competition is fierce as the different participants attempt to produce performances that will catch the judge’s eye and present them with an opportunity to win a gold medal. The dances are complicated […]

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Great Modern-Day Dancers

There are many dancers today who are wonderful. As time has progressed, they have started to appear in more specialized areas, but their performances are still recognized. A good example of a great dancer coming from a certain area is the American Dancer Michael Flatley. Flatley, by the age of 17, had won a world […]

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The Early 20th Century Famous Dancers

There are a number of dancers that have been famous around the world, but they have varied greatly in their personality and their style. They have emerged in different eras and the time where they have sprung to prominence has influenced their different styles. The world of ballet has produced many performers that have captivated […]

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Key Figures in the Development of Modern Dance – Part 2

The second part of our blog to see who were the key figures in the development in modern dance continues where we left off in part one.

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Dance Troupes

Dance is a performance art which consists of a selected sequence of different movements. These movements are then organized by choreographers into a set pattern that will accompany music in an open production. The various dancers emerged from ballroom dances and ballet performances and soon formed separate groups that became known as dance troupes. They […]

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The Ballroom Dance

Ballroom dance is a set of dances that are enjoyed around the world. They can be performed socially, or the great performers can enter competitions on both a domestic and international scale. The ballroom dance was one of the first organized dances to be performed and it has led to every other dance that has […]

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Dancing and rock

As the heavy rock music emerged in the late 1960s, dances that would be performed to the music changed drastically to. There appeared to be a complete separation from the soul and Latin influences that had been clearly seen in rock and roll and appeared in disco music. Some of the acts were so anti-authority […]

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Key Figures in the Development of Modern Dance – Part 1

To talk about the key figures in the development of Modern Dance we first have to understand what modern dance is all about, and where and when it started. Basically, modern dance is everything that is not classical dance. This does sounds rudimentary, but it is a fair description.

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Dancing and disco music

With rock and roll accelerating the numbers of dances that were being created, it wasn’t long before other artists were dancing when performing. Elvis Presley had proved that it was possible to sing and dance and other groups started to emerge in other genres of music that were more than happy to produce dance routines […]

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Original Rock & Roll music dance

One of the most influential eras in dance was the period surrounding the Second World War, which saw the introduction of rock and roll music. This was aimed at the younger generations and they craved a breakaway from tradition, as the whole youth culture experimented with many social issues. There was a feeling of anti-establishment […]