Dance is both an art and a way of expression. One of the most popular ways to express emotion, be it anger, joy, sadness or pain. This method of communication is practiced by millions of people around the world. Many cultures take dance as a form of interaction, emotional pronouncement and in a spiritual setting. Some find dance as their profession and some just take it as their passion.
For the same, the International dance day was discovered on April 29, 1982, and so this year, celebrate the day by knowing about different dance styles performed all over the world.
Shake yourself on these dance forms.
This dance is assigned to "street dance" style mainly performed to hip-hop music or as an aspect of hip-hop culture. It encompasses a number of styles like breaking, locking, popping which were found in the 1970s and got much popular in the United States.
This form of dance is marked by tapping sound that is generated from metal plates, attached to both the ball and heel of dancer's shoe. For this dance, special shoes are meant to be used while tapping. This dance form has its root in African American dancing.
Yangko dance style is the folk dance of the Han Chinese. This form got originated from China and so it is part of their culture. This embraces swaying of the body to specific rhythms.
Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances emanated from India. This dance form detects its origins to the nomadic bards of old northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. The name is originated from Sanskrit which means story.
'Traditional West Asian' is coined as Belly dance in western culture. It is basically derived from the Middle East and is even known by Arabic dance in West. It is a misnomer as every other part of the body is used up in dance but the most featured body part involve 'hips'.
This dance phrase is a Korean neologism that points to a lifestyle linked with the Gangnam District of Seoul. The song and its video went viral in August 2012 and gained worldwide attention due to its catchy beat and amusing dance moves.
B-boying or B-girling is another kind of street dancing style that got popularized by Michale Jackson. It encompasses four elements - top rock, down rock, power moves and freezes. This dance form calls for strength, balance, skill.
Oh.. I just love ballet. It is also called performance dance. It originated in Italy but developed in France and Russia and changed to concert dance.
Salsa is an amazing syncretic dance genre from Cuba. It is performed with partner basically, that is performed on salsa music and Latin American music as well.
A line dance involves a group of people that grooves in one or more lines or rows and repeat the steps of the choreographer. The whole group faces a single direction and executes the steps altogether.
Tango is an Argentinean dance form that is known to be the most difficult to master. However, it never fails to surprise each time is performed.