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Spending Time With Hip Hop Dancing

Hip Hop Dancing is the new kid on the block that has also became one of the most popular trends to hit the dance scene. Beginning in the 60s and 70s, the DJ phenomenon began to take hold. Hip Hop music and style emerged from a street setting letting a whole new perspective take over. […]

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A Tribute to the Talents of Tap Dancers

When listening to your favorite song, you might find yourself Tapping to the beat. We tend to Tap or snap our fingers, shoes or any part of our body that moves to the music. The rhythm may not be front and center, yet it is the most recognized part of a song. When you kick […]

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The Aloha of Hula

Hula Dancing has taken a modern twist to its once tried and true traditions. As Hawaii has become a tourist’s paradise, the dance has also been touched by western cultures.

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Lining Up for the History of Line Dances

Line Dances are popular at events and dances. From the Harlem Shuffle to the Cha-Cha Slide, lines of dancers are ready to move and groove to the beat.

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The Era of Swing Dancing

Jazz music plays the best of both worlds. The brass brought a sweet tune until it picked up the beat with a little jump and jive on the stage. In most relationships between music and Dance, the tempo of a song leads while the steps follow. Swing Dancing not only set the pace for the […]

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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.