The History of Dance

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Dance, movements orchestrated with music, to express the way you feel. The first forms of dance came around in 6000 B.C, originating from India. The Hindu dance Gods Krishnu Shiva is the most common God portrayed through dance, especially found in Bharata Natyam and Nyark Sharky, also known as Belly Dance. In Southeast India, it is normal as a young female to learn the ways of Bharata Natyam. Bharata Natyam is widely known for its sculpturesque poses and art of story telling, mostly performed only by females, but as time progressed it is accepted by both sexes. The dances illustrate a deep devotion to the deities; dancers are married to the deity. Devadasi also known as temple dancers usually illustrated their devotion to the Gods the …show more content…
Bailatino - a mix of Latin dances with no need for a partner.

Baion - A type of slow Samba rhythm from Brazil that became popular in North America during the 50's.

balance - A step that rocks from one foot to the other, usually in 3/4 time.

balance - (ballroom) ability of the dancer to maintain an upright and controlled position of the body whether in movement or still.

Balboa - a form of Swing popularized during the 50's in California.

ballerina - female dancer. Prima ballerina, or first dancer, is usually used for one who dances leading roles.

ballet - classical theatrical dancing based on the danse d'ecole, the rules and vocabulary that were codified around 1700 in France.

ballet blanc - A ballet in which the women wear white tutus, such as the second and fourth acts of Swan Lake.

ballet d'action - a ballet with a plot, usually tragic.

ballet de cour, le (court ballet) - spectacles for entertainment, usually with allegorical or mythological themes, performed by the aristocracy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, combining music, recitatives, and mime.

ballo - standard Italian dances and their music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

ballon - the ability of a dancer to remain suspended in air during a jump; elasticity in jumping.

ballroom dances - social dances usually performed by couples, including the fox-trot, waltz, tango, rumba, swing, mambo, samba, and cha cha.

bambuca - the national dance of Colombia, South America.

barrida - a

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