(from Old French dancier
, perhaps from Frankish
) generally refers to human movement
either used as a form of expression
or presented in a social
Dance also is used to describe methods of non-verbal communication (see body language) between humans or animals (bee dance, mating dance), motion in inanimate objects (the leaves danced in the wind), and certain genres.
Choreography is the art of making dances.
Definitions of what constitutes dance are dependent on social, cultural, aesthetic, artistic and moral constraints and range from functional movement (such as folk dance) to codified, virtuoso techniques such as ballet. Dance disciplines exist in sports such as gymnastics, figure skating, and synchronized swimming, and martial arts kata are often compared to dance.
is a style of dance
that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic
elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography
, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. It is a popular dance style in amateur competitive dance
as well as in professional dance theater, such as Cirque du Soleil
. Acro dance is known by various other names including acrobatic dance
and gymnastic dance
, though it is most commonly referred to simply as acro
by dancers and dance professionals.
Acrobatic dance emerged in the United States and Canada in the early 1900s as one of the types of acts performed in vaudeville. Although individual dance and acrobatic acts had been performed in vaudeville for several decades prior to 1900, it was not until the early 1900s that it became popular to perform acts that combined dance and acrobatic movements. Since the decline of the vaudeville era, acrobatic dance has undergone a multi-faceted evolution to arrive at its present-day form. The most significant aspect of this evolution is the integration of ballet technique as the foundation for dance movements, thus bringing into acro dance a precision of form and movement that was absent in vaudeville acrobatic dance.
The can-can (also spelled cancan, Can Can) is regarded today primarily as a music hall dance, performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings, harking back to the fashions of the 1890s. The main features of the dance are the lifting up and manipulation of the skirts, with high kicking and suggestive, provocative body movements.
Debbie Allen (born January 16, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is an American actress, choreographer, director, and producer. She first began receiving critical attention in 1980, when she appeared in the role of Anita in the Broadway revival of West Side Story which earned her a Drama Desk Award.
She is probably best known for her role as Lydia Grant in the hit 1982 TV series Fame. During the opening montage of each episode, Ms. Grant told her students: "You've got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying... in sweat." Allen was also lead choreographer for the film and television series, winning two Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award.
She has a B.A. in classical Greek literature, speech, and theater from Howard University. She also holds honoris causa Doctors from Howard and the North Carolina School for the Arts.
Parsons Dance Company
-Agutman (talk) Plans to explain the mission and history of Dance Alloy, And the types of events that Dance Alloy holds.
-ealangan (talk) Plan to talk about Dance Alloy outreach and profile each staff member and their dance experience.
-jdk2010 (talk) Plan to disscuss the Dance Alloy Company and the Dance Alloy School. Although performed before the Beatles' broke up,wasn't Drive my Car performed by McCartney alone, like Blackbird? 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:20, 6 October 2012 (UTC)
Talk to myself... Danni is to do Over the Rainbow (Karen Carpenter version) Lisa is doing Hanky Panky from Dick Tracey, according to It Takes Two. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:24, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
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We're about to have an especially rare and wonderful version of that dance. The night skies this week, provided they're clear, will reveal, yep, a triple conjunction -- a planetary crossover featuring the three brightest planets as seen from Earth ...
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The first dance at your wedding may be the most important dance of your life -- or at least the most meaningful. So picking just the right song to accompany your first married moves is of the utmost importance. Though as much as a bride and groom may ...
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If you ever need something to cheer you up, google She & Him music videos! Seriously!! Zooey Deschanel is part modern and part old-school in her latest music vid (also just in general). Add a sprinkle of sweet and a pop of color, and you've got a ...
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Everybody wants to dance with the men in the masks. We know that Thomas Bengalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are two Parisians just shy of 40, but the founders of Daft Punk have hidden their faces for years, sporting helmets and gloves that ...
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The 20th anniversary celebration of Giwayen Mata, an award-winning, soul-stirring, all-sistah, dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble, will take place in Atlanta on June 13 through 16 showcasing an array of experiences that embrace songs, rhythms, ...
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Photo courtesy of Brian Guilliaux -Elledanceworks dancers Amanda Hunt, bottom, and Jennifer Dennison show the type of contemporary moves the Plano-based dance group has in store for its season closer this weekend.
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Henry Clay Smith 3d, 67, of Gladwyne, a pioneering force in the fusion of dance, theater, mind-body fitness, and martial arts, died Sunday, May 12, while swimming in the Mediterranean Sea off Alanya, Turkey. Mr. Smith was on the last day of a working ...
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