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2. 3. Dance is an art, used as a form of expression, social interaction and nonverbal communication. 4. "The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing... there are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words. There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. This is the dancer's justification for being, and his reason for searching further for deeper aspects of his art." 5. Origins

  • Civilized man thinks out his difficulties, primitive man danced out his difficulties

6. Featuresof dance:

  • Rhythm
  • Design
  • Dynamics
  • Gestures
  • Technique
  • Passion
  • Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another

7. Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is madeTed Shawn,Time ,1955 8. Dance Styles 9. It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancerShanna LaFleur Dance categories are: Dance purposes are: Solo dance Ceremonial Partners dance Erotic Group dance Social Performance Competitive 10. 11. Flash mobs

  • A flash mob is a term that denotes a group of people who assembles suddenly in a public place, performs an unusual dance act for a brief time, then disperses, often for the purpose of entertainment. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications and social media.

12. 13. The it dances were:

  • The Bop
  • The Stroll
  • The Swing
  • The Hand Jive
  • The Madison
  • The Cha Cha
  • The Twist
  • Rock and Roll

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music Agnes de Mille Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music Angela Monet 14. 50s and 60s hits:

  • Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and the CometsRock and Roll is Here To Stay - Danny & the JuniorsThe ABC's Of Love - Frankie Lymon and the TeenagersAll Shook Up - Elvis PresleyLittle Darlin' - The DiamondsCome Go With Me - Dell-VikingsBe-Bop-A-Lula - Gene VincentPeggy Sue - Buddy HollySchool Day - Chuck BerryWhat'd I Say - Ray CharlesThe Stroll - The DiamondsGoody Goody - Frankie Lymon and the TeenagersStood Up - Ricky Nelson

15. Influent dancers 16. 17. 18.

  • Dancing is like dreaming with your feet
  • Constanze
  • Dancing is the poetry of the feet
  • John Dryden


  • There are short-cuts to
  • and dancing is one of them
  • Vicki Baum