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The Importance of Dance and Its Evolution
Throughout the course of human history, dance has been a part of cultures around the world. The purpose and style of dance varies from culture to culture. Perhaps in this article, dance can be divided into two parts: Eastern versus Western dance. I believe that what the author wants to accomplish in this article is to b...
My Dancing Talent
One may define dance as the movement of a person’s feet and body, usually accompanied by music. To me, however, dance means more than that. Dance is an art involving grueling practices, calluses on your feet, sore muscles, bedazzled costumes, first-place trophies, and lots of aggressive competition. I have been pointing my...
My Childhood Passion
As a little girl I loved to dance. Down the aisles at Wal-Mart, at church, anywhere, I was always dancing. At the age of four I began participating in dance classes at Irby Dance Studio. Each year, I enjoyed dance more and more, and it grew to become my second home. Beginning my junior year of high school and continuing...
The Symbolism in a Chinese Lion Dance Performance
Chinese Lion Dancing Many who see a Chinese Lion Dance performed, and even many of the performers, do not stop to reflect on the symbolisms being presented. However, by understanding them, a greater appreciation for this ancient ritual can be gained. Insights obtained from studying the meanings of the ritual and myths su...
A Comparison of Two Different Styles of Dance - a Classical and Contemporary Dance
Alvin Aileys Revelations and Tchaikovskys Swan Lake are two different styles of dance from very different points in history. Revelations is a contemporary dance and Swan Lake is a classical dance. Each dance has certain points that have made it critically acclaimed. They both incorporate different styles of dance but they d...
The Land of the Strutters - a Story about Freedom and Dance
" 1,2,36,7,8" Ms A counts the dance's pounding beat as her dancer's practiced for hours. Ms A, an experienced dance instructor who has a passion about the art of dance owned a ranch called " The One and Only Dance Community." The Dance Community was 50 acres of dance rooms, work out facilities, cafeteria...
An Analysis of the Game Dance Dance Revolution
Trends have come and gone over the years. Since the beginning of time, certain movements tend to sweep away our time; however, most lose interest in the topic, leaving it as a trend, where it was popular only in it's time. For example, in the 70's and 80's, hard metal rock came out where rock stars grew their hair out long...
Book Review About the One and Only Dance Community
" 1,2,3 6,7,8" Ms A counts the dance's pounding beat as her dancer's practiced for hours. Ms A, an experienced dance instructor who has a passion about the art of dance owned a ranch called " The One and Only Dance Community." The Dance Community was 50 acres of dance rooms, work out facilities, cafeteri...
Dance is a Sport
Dance is seen only as an art to some individuals but in actuality it is a hard working sport as well. The definition of sport is, “an active diversion requiring physical exertions and competition or the occupation of athletes who compete for pay”Sport: Definition. Dance is one way to express oneself, or to tell a story but...
The History of Dance
The world of entertainment today has been greatly influenced by song and movement. Dance forms such as ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop have been performed in royal courts, night clubs, Broadway musicals, movies, and music videos. Dance has been a major influence on popular culture all throughout history and continues to do s...
University Dance Theater
Every semester the Old Dominion University’s Dance department has a concert where the students choreograph and perform a handful of pieces, to show the public what they can do. This concert is known as the University Dance Theaterand there performance is one in the fall and one in the spring. This semester I got to attend t...
An Application to Become an Assistant Editor for Dance Magazine
As a dance artist and a storyteller. I’m interest in the position of assistant editor of Dance Magazine. Recall dancing in the ballet studio in Taipei when I was a teenager. I was eager to know everything about dancing. But we don’t have much resource since dancing wasn’t popular in my hometown. Fortunately, My ballet te...
The Three Main Styles of Native American Music
Native American music has many different musical styles. Within every Native American tribe there is a variety of musical styles and instruments. In response to the research that I have conducted, there are three main musical styles that are going to be my point of focus. The Sioux Grass Dance, the Zuni Lullaby, and the Ir...
Dance with the Music
Dance with the Music When we think of gifts, we picture little boxes covered with shiny wrapping paper and a cute little ribbon on top. For my fifth birthday, my present didn't exactly fit these "requirements". Turning five, all I wanted was dolls, little kitchen sets, and music. While other children watched B...
A Discussion on Dances in the 20th Century
Dance Time Dance Time, volume two, was performed by Dance Through Time. The artistic director was Carole Teten. In the 1910s, animal dances "were the rage". Dances such as the camel walk and the bunny hop were named after animals and had moves resembling animal movement. The Castle Walk was a dance of grace an...
A Complaint of the Dance Team of the State University Dance Force Concerning the Treatment to the Members
As a member of the State University Dance Force (the dance team), I am outraged at the way the university treats us. They wont let us practice anywhere but a place that is unsafe for dancing. As for scholarships or credit hours, which other sports teams receive, they are nonexistent if you are on the dance team. They also w...
A Look into the Types and Reasoning Behind the Native American Dance
Native American Dance Thesis: Dance is important in the lives of Native American people. There is a large spiritual connection involved with Native American Dance. Dances are performed for many reasons, and there are a wide variety of styles. OUTLINE I.Why Do Native Americans Dance II.Powwows A. Powwow Facts...
A History of Little Man in a Fix a Folk Dance
Little Man in a Fix is a folk dance. Folk dancing Is the oldest for of dance. It has been a basic part of culture as far back as historians and archeologist can find records of man. The emotions and activities of work, worship, war, sowing, harvesting, courtship, and marriage are all represented in the movements of dance. M...
My Experience of Infusing American Modern Dance with Freshness on Mark Morris's Concert
Mark Morris Concert There is no more musical, inventive, volatile or entertaining dance maker currently afoot Morris alone is infusing American modern dance with the freshness that may rescue it from a weary formula and resuscitate it for a younger generation. --- Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Examiner. The Mark Morris...
The Origins of Afro-Caribbean Dance
The Origins of Afro-Caribbean Dance All forms of Afro-Caribbean dance have their roots in Africa. In the 15th to 18th century when the slaves were being brought over to America from Africa, they were mostly gathered from the western coast of North Senegal and South Angola. The reasons for most of them coming from this r...
Dance as a Profession
Dance is a dangerous and rigorous profession. In some cases it can cause bruises, broken bones, and pulled muscles. In the worst cases it can lead to bulimia, anorexia, constant fatigue, low self esteem, and depression. The History of Dance The Italian princess Catherine de Medici married the French Henri II and intro...
A Comparison of Lyrical and Ballet Dance
Lyrical and ballet are both extremely common yet incredibly different types of dance. They both differ from each other for numerous reasons. Before ballerinas begin their extensive class, the instructor warms the dancers muscles up at the barre. A barre is a long wooden horizontal rail attached to the wall and is approxim...
An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of a Formal Dance
I never went to a single formal dance untill my senior year. On nights when there was a winter formal or a junior prom, my friends would get all dress up and ready to dance in their beautiful gowns. While they were dancing with their dates, I was at home watching T.V. Its not that I had trouble finding a date of my own b...
A Report on Bollywood Dance
Bollywood Dance Bollywood dance refers to the Hindi culture, art, and film industry from Bombay. Today it is a dance that is known to be in Indian movies. According to the article I read, Bollywood dancing isn't just one type of dance, but has many involved. Some of the different styles include, belly-dancing, kathak, i...
A Report on the Dance Brazil Performance
Dance Brazil In watching the performance dance Brazil I was able to see a very interesting performance full of unique and interesting movements that both required extreme precision and detail. The beginning of the first part of the performance was very unexpected in the sense of how they smoothly came out on stage. In a...