The Purpose of Modern Dance

The Problem Modern dance is one of the hardest genres to define by technique. Modern isn’t necessarily fast or slow or done to specific music, or any music. It doesn’t necessarily highlight specific physical skill or tell a story. It isn’t necessarily anything. And it can include everything. This is fine and great from the […]

Types of Dance – What Shall We Dance?

Dance has been a part of human culture since time immemorial. It is true to say that man has danced, or moved to the rhythms of nature, before formal language existed. It promotes social binding and stimulates our senses. It can be magical and transforming, breathing new life into a tired soul or unleashing hidden […]

African Dance and the Controversy of the Pelvic Thrust

For centuries sexual connotations have been attributed to the so called pelvic thrust in African dance. The earliest European descriptions date back to a time when all things African were described as “primitive”. Very little early documentation exists. What there is, is limited in the main, to a few drawings or grainy, jerky footage often […]

Whosoever Knoweth the Power of the Dance, Dwelleth in God

Sacred Dance has nothing to do with a specific dance style or with particular body techniques. The dancer moves in a way that unities his or her Mind, Body and Spirit with a Higher Spiritual Energy. It is not of importance whether we call this energy “God”, “The Creator”, “The Great Spirit”, “Nature”, “The Cosmos” […]

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 […]