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Dancing is the most common entertaining, relaxing and creative activity that fascinates all ages. It is the easiest way to road ahead for social contacts & grace, thorough way for exercising, co-ordination, builds self confidence, encourage good posture and cheapest entertainment that can be enjoyed at any age lifetime.
Humans can express naturally through movements. It is the transformation of ordinary functional and expression movements into extraordinary movements for extraordinary purposes. Dance can be art, ritual or recreation beyond athletic movements in order to express emotions, moods or ideas. It can tell story, serve religious, political, economic or social heads or simple be an experience that is pleasurable, exciting or aesthetically valuable. Dance performs bodily actions like rotating, bending, stretching, jumping or any physical actions in different dynamics. Different culture has different dances. Western influenced dances vary from jive, reggae, rock, rock n roll, break dance, disco, salsa, mambo to many more.DANCE AWAY YOUR WINTER BLUES!
This Christmas, Kids Free souls friends can beat their heart and tap their feet to the rhythm of music as we promise you of an unforgettable, enchanting, memorable Christmas eve with Dancing techniques, footwork and style. Choose your partner or just dance in your dreams with our steps 1-2-3, Hop, jump and jive!
Like smoke and fire, thunder and lightening, Samba and Brazil go together. It is a Brazilian culture, the mood of this music fires into the hearts of the people of Brazil. The folk Samba is called Batuque. For five days and five nights, work comes to standstill in Rio de Janeiro, its Carnival time – procession with groups of dancers and musicians performing to Samba music. Samba has different dance versions with different rhythm, tempo and mood. This Dance requires specific, difficult figure movements with bounce action used during all figures where the count is One and Two. It has percussion instrument and singing soloist and chorus danced in groups, frequently in circle. Couples dance 2/4 time beats. It was urbanized in 1800s but made popular in 1920s & 1930s yet 1960s tuned Samba for harmony and rhythm. The recent popular track of Essential Dance Channel V has the hit number Samba Bellini on its tracks.
This is a Latin dance with basic rhythm which is quick quick slow in 4/4 meter and side to side hip movements. Though it is relatively simple to learn yet perfection takes time. Rumba dance retains the story of the woman’s attempt to attract and ultimately dominate man with feminine charms. Professional top class dancers mainly perform this dance.
Cha cha cha
This is a dance originated in Cuba, the most accepted social dance with the beats 1-2-3-4 & one.. with steps spelt as cha cha cha. It is a pair dance to relax, be merry and carefree. Can dance with any partner, even your Mom or sister. It is in a group of three steps taken in any direction during which the second step is closed or partially closed to the first step. The cha cha cha music is mainly percussion with basic figure movements and no body contacts with easy relaxed hold of partner & turn the way you want with the right steps.
Since ages, Waltz is a romantic dance with gentle, lilting, melodic tunes that capture souls of liberated generations. Favorite all over the world, it first began as old folk dance of Austria and southern Germany. Confidence is the key of success of this dance and knowing this dance is a great social asset. Waltz has different forms – Modern, Traditional, Jazz, Viennese & classic danced in repetitive rhythm with slow tempo.
Originated in slums and back street of Argentina was considered immodest for the dance halls. In 1900s, it became fashionable in Europe and introduced in US around 1912 with 2/4 or 3/4 time. It requires space, correct posture and hold and elusive cat like movements during each walk.
The most popular Dance step that takes anybody on the floor on and often during social ballroom dancing. It is a happy, upbeat dance evolved from the One step and Boston in America. Everyone dances the same sequence and turn to those using normal steps. Bright music, tricky steps, a light and happy mood-that is Quickstep.
The most popular dance in late 1930s & 1940s in US. Originated from Black Bottom and Lindy Hop, was considered wild and uninhibited with swing music but soon became popular. The hit number of George Michael “Jitterbug” You put the boom boom into my heart has the Jittery dance rhythms.
When you talk of Tap Dance, pop comes the name on the lips – Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly. You can watch them on the TNT regularly with their tap dance on the floor, an American theatrical dance with percussive footwork that marks precise rhythms and patterns on floor. It has descriptive steps like brush, flap, shuffle, fall, change, roll.
A jig is lively fold dance with two soloist performers in rapid, intricate, hopping steps to music in 6/8 time with a slip jig 9/8 time beat. The Irish fold tradition jigs were popular in Scotland and England in 1500s & 1600s as Stage dance. Louis XIV adopted the Jig dance in its courts. The easiest dance to hop with music and no basic steps to learn.
It is a dance for couples strutting around a square. Named for cake won for the most incentive dancers, it originated in US in 1840s among slaves. It reached popularity as Ballroom craze with Cakewalk on ragtime music.
Popular during World War I, Ragtime is a dance usually 2/4 times beat characterized by melodies over a regularly accented Bass. Its roots lie in cakewalk, banjo playing and black folk music. It has Piano rolls and printed music by professional performer.
The Fox Trot
This is an American couple dance whose variant include one step and the fast, jazzy, quickstep. Earlier it had two steps but led to Ball Room Fox trot with walking steps, side steps and quarter turns.