It hasn’t always been as graceful and eloquently designed as are the intricate presentations you can see upon a visit to theater. However, ballet has been around since the 15th century when small groups of people would gather to witness a rudimentary form of ballet. What is often considered so
The origins of western contemporary dance can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century. While the big names in modern dance all date from this time period, the influences that inspired these contemporary dance founders go back for centuries, and are not limited to the western world.
Toes tap, wrists flick, arms extend, but it is the brain that dances. Many parts of the brain act together to turn a body’s motion from discrete movements into a fluid, physical art form. Watching or executing a moment of dance, several regions of the brain may become active: they
Once you lace up your pointe shoes, there’s nothing like the high of becoming one with the music. Everything else in the world fades away when the music begins. Your breathing coincides with each graceful movement, as your feet whisk you away across the dance floor. Like “The Nutcracker,” every
If you don’t know anything else, you probably already know that hip hop has the beat that makes you want to get up and dance. But what do you really know about hip hop dance Did you know that this energetic dancing evolved with hip hop music and street jazz?
Ballet was invented in 1459 in Italy for a royal wedding. At the banquet, the performers did dances representing the dishes being served. For instance, imagine a ‘broccoli dance.’ Ballet got a great boost in the 1700s in France when King Louis XIV (14th) appeared on stage as a dancer.
With arts provision shrinking in our mainstream schools, more and more parents are looking for quality performing opportunities for their children. There are the obvious benefits of studying dance; reduced obesity, a fun source of exercise, healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and helping to maintain a balanced lifestyle. There is
Moving in sync may also increase pain tolerance Live dancing, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, cheerleading routines — all ask their performers to train until they move in sync. These workouts offer their performers a good workout. But they also can do much more, a new study finds. They can promote social
The number of people taking part in dance classes world wide is increasing, with dance allowing people to be more active, socialise within local communities and develop creative skills. There are numerous benefits to partaking in dance classes ranging from increasing your amount of daily exercise to making new friends