Ballet Training – The Elements of Ballet Dance

In this article you’ll learn about the elements of a dance for ballet. The first element is Shape. The body is used in choreography to make shapes. The dancer can be symmetrical, asymmetrical, curved, twisted, angular, etc.. The choreographer should pay attention to the detail of the body shape. The choreographer should also be aware […]

The Most Exuberant Dance Festivals in St Louis

St. Louis is a beautiful city, but if you have lived here all your life, you’ve probably grown tired of the same entertainment possibilities. If you want to replace dining and clubs with something less conventional and more rewarding, then grab your dancing shoes and check out these dance festivals. Here, you can see some […]

The Dance Studio Industry Is More Trendy Than Ever

Today’s constant flow of young, middle-aged, and elderly Americans to their local dance studio is no misstep. Many see dancing as an appealing route to physical fitness, and millions more have been drawn to the flash, dash, and fun of it by such television shows as “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You […]

The History of Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dancing is when a couple performs any of the various social dances that follow a pattern of predictable steps. Examples of these dances are the tango, waltz, fox trot and quick step. It has an immensely amplified popularity spreading across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ballroom dancing has had a relatively short but interesting […]

Jazz Shoes and Dance Sneakers – The Differences

Both jazz shoes and dance sneakers are highly versatile styles of dance shoe though they each serve a different purpose. Jazz shoes are designed primarily for jazz dancing though they are suitable for many other styles such as rock ‘n’ roll and modern amongst others. Dance sneakers are also very flexible but are designed to […]

Is Partner Dance Sexist?

Introduction This article is the summary of research that was prompted after I participated in an online discussion about partner dance being sexist. The obvious issue that was raised was that of men leading and women following. The main thrust of the argument was that roles are allocated to one based on one’s sex. The […]

Modern Dance Vs Classical Ballet

Have you ever stopped to think about why different forms of dance developed? For instance, how did modern dance become so popular? That question has an interesting answer: (1) this type of dance came into existence because some dancers were tired of the strictness of ballet, (2) they wanted freedom to create unique and new […]