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Swing Dance

Swing dancing is one of the most lively styles of dance out there. It is a dance that normally involves lifts, spins and flips. This is a dance that is a favorite among social dancers of all ages. Swing Style Swing dancers are easy to spot on a dance floor, because they are usually the […]

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Lyrical Dance

Lyrical dance is a style of dance that combines ballet and jazz. It is a smoother and faster dance then ballet, but it is not as fast as jazz. A dancer uses their body to express emotions they are feeling, like love, anger, joy, lose and more. Lyrical dances are normally danced to songs with […]

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Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is an extremely expressive style of dance. This dance emerged in the 1950’s. Contemporary dance is a more modern type of dance. It does combine many different forms of dance including classical ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern. Dancers want to make a connection between their mind and body through fluid movements. This dance […]

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Modern Dance

Modern dance began in the early 20th century. This dance style centers around the dancer’s inner feelings. Instead of the structured steps in other dances, modern dance consists of the dancer’s interpretations. Modern dance rejects the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements that express their inner feelings. In the 1900’s, European dancers shied away […]

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Tap Shoes

Tap dancers show their skill through their routine and the sounds they make while performing. These sounds are made from the taps on the bottom of their shoes. Tap shoes are also known as “two shoes and four taps” because the shoes have a tapper on the toe and one on the heel. When picking […]

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Tips for Tap Dancing

Tap dancing is a dance that requires a lot of practice, patience and determination. But once you get the hang of it, it can be a really fun dance to perform. Whether you are taking beginning classes or are on your way to becoming an expert tap dancer, there are a few simple things that […]

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Cha Cha

The Cha Cha is the most popular of the social Latin– American dances. It is a very lively and flirtatious dance that is full of passion and energy. History The Cha Cha originated in Cuba in the 1940s. The dance is a variation of the Mambo and Rumba. The name of the dance is onomatopoeic, […]

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Finding the Beat of Music

One of the most difficult things for a new dancer to master, is finding the beat of music. Being able to pick out the beat of a song is extremely important when learning how to keep time to music. If you can’t time your dance steps to the beats of music, you will have a […]

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Making Your Pointe Shoes Last Longer

Ballet dancers normally dance several hours a day in a regular week. All the practicing and dancing can make a dancer have to go through several pairs of pointe shoes in a year. With pointe shoes normally costing around $100, replacing them so often can cost a lot of money. There are a few things […]

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Making Ballet Shoes Last Longer

As we all grow up, we are continuously buying new shoes. Parents know the trouble with trying to keep up with their child’s changing foot size. Dance shoes are no different then regular shoes. While the shoes fit your child, you will want to help keep these shoes in good condition. The following are a […]

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