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Dance Benefits

 Rhythmic and expressive movement of the body in  Physical benefits

successive movement usually accompanied by  Behavioral benefits
music.  Mental benefits
 A natural means of communication and  Social benefits
expression, integrating movement, feelings and  Emotional benefits
intellect  Aesthetic benefits
 “mother of the arts”
Features of dance
Why do people dance?
 Music. It is used as an accompaniment that
 Communication (expression)
somehow motivates the dancer’s movement.
 Worship
 Movement. It refers to action of dances with the
 Courtship use of bodies to create organized patterns.
 Entertainment  Techniques. It refers to the skill in executing
Importance of dance  Design. It refers to the arrangement of
 Dance enables students to explore thoughts, movements according to pattern in time and
experiences and feelings and to develop new space.
understandings.  Theme. It pertains to the content or main
ingredient of the dance. It conveys the message
 Dance allows learners opportunities to express
of the dance.
their personal thoughts and feelings in a manner
 Properties and Costume. These contribute to
that may not normally occur in their other life
the visual effect of dance.
experiences and to do so in a safe, supportive,
controlled environment.
 Dance provides students with aesthetic and Different dance
cultural education, opportunities for personal
expression, and exposure to a wealth of 1. Traditional dance (folk and ethnic)
traditional, social, theatrical and contemporary - Traditional dance can be another term for folk
form. dance, or sometimes even for ceremonial dance
- The emphasis is on the cultural roots of the dance
Ethnic: particular cultural group or tribe introduced by such famous dancers as Graham,
Hawkins, Horton, and Cunningham.
Folk dance: developed by people that reflect the
life of the people of a certain country or region
Examples: Ballroom dance

India – Garba;  It is a set of partner dances which are enjoyed

both socially and competitively around the globe.
South Africa – gumboot dance;  Ball (Latin word ballare, means to dance) + room
(large room)
Brazil – samba
 Refers most often to the ten dances of
Banga dance of cordillera;
International Ballroom and International Latin.
Modern dance
- developed in the early 1900s, the time when International standard
dancers came out against the stiffness and
■ Waltz
restraints of classical ballet ■ Tango
- It created its own techniques, costumes, shoes, ■ Viennesse waltz
and gave more attention to self-expression and ■ Foxtrot
individual creativity rather than technical expertise. ■ Quickstep
- allows dancers and choreographers to create International latin
steps using their moods and emotions producing a
more relaxed dance style. ■ Samba
- Initially, modern dance was based on myths and ■ Cha-cha-cha
legends but later came to dramatize the ethnic, ■ Rumba
social, economic, and political climate of the time ■ Paso Doble
■ Jive
Contemporary dance
 may include techniques that are found in ballet
and modern dance such as floor work, fall and ■ Originally referred to as cheerleading
recovery, improvisation, even incorporating yoga, ■ an activity wherein the participants cheer for their
pilates, and martial arts together with techniques team as a form of encouragement
■ can range from chanting slogans to intense
physical activity
can be performed to motivate sports teams, to
entertain the audience, or for competition

Hip hop dance

■ It refers to street dance styles primarily

performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved
as part of hip-hop culture
■ Its style incorporates locking, popping, breakin
and more recently krumping.
. IIt is very energetic, expressive,
improvisational and social.

Street dance
o It is called street dance because the dance style
didn’t originate in dance studios but on. the.
streets and clubs among group of people.
o Sometimes referred to as “watered down” or
“commercialised” version of hip hop

Festival dance

 cultural dances performed to the strong

beats of percussion instruments by a
community of people sharing the same
culture usually done in honor of a Patron
Saint or in thanksgiving of a bountiful
 may be religious or secular in nature