MORE DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Added on: 2nd Jan 2015
Bharata Natyam was developed over centuries in the temples,
in Southern India. It was handed down as a living tradition
from one generation to the next under the Devadasi system,
wherein women were dedicated in serving the deity as
dancers and musicians.
Tap Dance’s name comes from the tapping sound that’s made
when small metal plates on a dancer’s shoes make contact with a
hard floor. It was first seen in the US during the late 19th century.
This is danced to slow, melodic music and it requires the
dancers to execute fluid and delicate movement.
Salsa is a dance form with origins from the Cuban Son and Afro-Cuban
dance. This partner dance is quite sensual in its form since it’s known for
having flirtatious movements.
The polka is a Central European dance and also a genre of dance
music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas.
“Swing dance” is most commonly known as a group of dances that
developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1950s. This is
the blanket term for dances such as the Boogie Woogie, Jitterbug
and Lindy Hop, among others.
One of the primary dances in Portugal, it involves the dancers
tapping their feet and quickly changing their positions.
This is a high-energy as well as physically demanding music hall
dance usually performed by female dancers in chorus line while
wearing costumes that have long skirts, petticoats and black stocking.
Its primary features are skirt lifting and manipulation, high kicking
and suggestive body movement.