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Dancers as Athletes

The human body is an amazing machine and in everyday life we use merely a fraction of the muscles and movement permutations available to us.  Contemporary dance is one dance
Posted on September 26, 2016 Comments Off on Dancers as Athletes
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The Beauty of Ballet Dancing

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
Posted on September 20, 2016 Comments Off on The Beauty of Ballet Dancing
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Contemporary Dance

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,
Posted on September 17, 2016 Comments Off on Contemporary Dance
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Dancing and the Brain

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
Posted on August 31, 2016 Comments Off on Dancing and the Brain
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People Who Grow Up Dancing Are Happier, Less Stressed And Smarter

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
Posted on August 22, 2016 Comments Off on People Who Grow Up Dancing Are Happier, Less Stressed And Smarter
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What Do You Know About Hip Hop Dance?

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
Posted on August 19, 2016 Comments Off on What Do You Know About Hip Hop Dance?
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HISTORY OF BALLET

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
Posted on August 13, 2016 Comments Off on HISTORY OF BALLET
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The Benefits of Dance for Young Children

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,
Posted on August 10, 2016 Comments Off on The Benefits of Dance for Young Children