Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
By Ilda H
Dance is a very big thing in the world. Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement in the body. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, an exercise in a spiritual or performance setting. Usually when people dance, they feel free. They get into it from either the beat or the rhythm.
In the early 1902’s, dance studios began to be considered as an academic discipline. Choreography is the art of creating dances. The person who creates a dance is known as the choreographer. There are plenty of dance opportunities in our community that people don’t know about. Maybe someone would take a bigger step and try something new, like dancing in one of the studios that are available in this community.
There are many styles and genres of dance. African dance is interpretative. Ballet, ballroom and tango are classical dance styles. Square dance and electric slide are forms of step dance, and breakdancing is a type of street dance.
Dance can be participatory, social, or performed for an audience. It can also be ceremonial, competitive or erotic. Dance movements may be without significance in themselves, as in ballet or European folk dance. Or, they have a gestural vocabulary or symbolic meaning as in some Asian dances. Dance genres are often categorized by ethnicity or geographic region.