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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]