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In order to get the most out of dancing, both physically and emotionally, it is important to pick the style that will benefit you the most. Take a minute and look through different styles to figure out which one will suit you the best. There are a lot of styles and this article covers only the most popular and known, but don't restrict yourself to just these if you don't find the one for you - ...

There are still a lot of discussions about whether dance should be considered as a sport. Sport by definition is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another for entertainment. According to the latter, dance should be allowed under the sports roof, although there are a lot of arguments around this. The main counter ar...

Currently, dance forms a key part of the PE (Physical Education) curriculum in British schools. It is compulsory in some form at Key Stage 1 and 2, and is optional for 3 and 4. For GCSE and in the sixth form, it becomes a different beast, as is counted as its own, separate, 'vocational' performing arts qualification instead of being under the umbrella o...

Contemporary dance differs from more traditional dancing styles in one critical way: it is not bound or defined by set standards or styles; unlike practically every other 'formal' dance form. Its onus lies heavily on individual expression, and on tot...

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Dancing is a great way to spend time and have fun. But other than just providing an elevated mood, dancing has many more perks. Dance is a positive expressive outlet both emotionally and physically which allows one to connect body and mind. The benefits of dance vary from psychological to physical and include social and medical fields as well. Emotional Benefits Just like any ...

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Traditional Dance forms (often called Folk dances in the West) can be defined as any local dancing tradition, often strongly connected with local musical forms and/or local beliefs. They have their roots, like many cultural components, in humanity's prehistory, and have evolved and persisted over the subsequent millennia. A classic example from Britain ...

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Ballet may be one of the most complex dance forms in the world (ironic, given the word stems from the Greek word 'ballazo', which literally means 'to jump around') yet it persists in popularity and has since the 17th century. Its origins are regal, having its nascence in the formalised court dances of fifteenth and sixteenth century Italy. It was in Fr...

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Are you getting married? Is the idea of the two of you dancing in front of the entire wedding reception leaving you giddy? To assuage your nerves we've decided to write an article on the First Dance, so you can forget the fear and concentrate on having fun. We'll also give you pointers on etiquette, and some tips and tricks you can employ to make it memorable for everyone involved. His...