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.
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 […]
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 […]
Latin American dances are the ballroom and folk dances that originated in Latin America. These dances are now included in international dance competitions around the world. They have proved so popular that many of the top dancers are internationally known and are household names. Their status has been reinforced by the popularity of television programs […]
Tap dance is unusual, as it provides both a visual entertainment and also gives out a percussion sound. The performers wear shoes that have metal “tap” on both the toe and the heel of the shoe. As the dance has evolved, it has split between the rhythm tap and the Broadway tap. The rhythm tap […]
Ballet emerged during the Italian renaissance period in the 15th century and was further enhanced by the French and the Russians until it became a court dance. As time passed, ballet had been taught in a number of schools around the world, which have helped to evolve the art. Although ballet first appeared in Italy, […]