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  • aitsanna posted an update 4 years, 8 months ago

    i chose the German traditional dance called the German folk dance at least that is what i could find. this dance looks kind of like a ballroom version of square dancing. i chose this dance because well, for one it was the first thing that popped into my head and two i am German and i have wanted to look at the traditional German dance for a…[Read more]

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    i learned that the irish people do a dance by skipping and tapping their feet, they where special outfits for it. they do it to show how strong and fluid they are.

  • #danceculture So I decided to investigate the irish jig. So the whole jig is in 6/8 time and is transcribed in what is called compound meter. Basically, it normally has two eight- bar parts. These are made up of two different steps which include one on each foot. There are some jigs that make it all the way up to a speed of 116 steps……[Read more]

  • #danceculture A dance that I really found interesting is the Singapore Dragon Dance. I used to do Ribbon Dancing and this kind of reminds me of it except with a bigger “ribbon” that is shaped like a dragon. It’s really cool and mesmerizing to watch. Singapore is a small island, Asian country with only 5 million people. However, it is the…[Read more]

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    Im gonna write about a bravarian dance called slap dancing (at least thats what ive heard it called). It is preformed usually by guys. The guys wear lederhosen, whick are leather shorts with overalls that are usually green. They dance while slapping their thights, their hands, arms, feet, etc to making loud slapping sounds. Its…[Read more]

  • grandmastermeredith posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

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    Nice write up on your #danceculture challenge – it was great to get to see a video too!

  • grandmastermeredith posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    In reply to: melody74 unlocked 1st Kudos View

    Nice write up on your #danceculture challenge – it was great to get to see a video too!

  • #danceculture I learned about two traditional Japanese dances. The first one is called Samurai Dance. One of the dancers dresses as a samurai. This dancer dances in the middle. Everyone else dances around the samurai. The people who dance around the samurai dress in traditional Japanese costrumes. The second dance I learned about is…[Read more]

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    The type of dnace that I think is really cool and interesting is hip hop because it takes a lot of practice and skill like a lot of other dances to master. It was created in around the 1960′s and 1970′s in New York. Performers used to dnace more standing up unlike today when it is more floor oriented. Some of the dance is…[Read more]

  • sydney posted an update 4 years, 8 months ago

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    I thought I knew a lot about Swing Dancing. After this project, I realized my knowledge matched up to about the size of a pea. Seriously, I hadn’t a clue that “swing” dancing started up in the 1920s (actually, the very first swing dance was performed in 1910).
    It’s typically a partner dance where you spin, twirl, and hop…[Read more]

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    African dancing is polycentric dancing which is unique. That means the dancers body is segmented into seperate areas of movement, with each being able to move to different rhythms within the music. African dancing is not just entertainment, but a way to express emotions, and celebrate the rites of passage.

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    The dance I chose is Salsa. Salsa is classifided as a Latin American dance. This dance is normally a partner dance, but there is occational line dance. There are many different styles of salsa, a few of them are Colombian style, Cuban style, LA style, NY style and several more. Salsa is a very fast pace, yet simple, dance. You…[Read more]

  • atw18 posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

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    I learned about native american dance culture. Native American dance played a huge role in their culture. It consists of a rythmic dance. They used dance for many reasons to tell stories, express emotions, and even to express spirtuality. A common Native American dance is the grass dance. One of the most religious dances they did…[Read more]

  • aktress posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    #danceculture I’ve chosen ballroom dancing, a kind of dance that is still practiced since the Renaissance Period. It began in 16th century France, and became widely popular during the Victorian Era. In the 20th Century, dance changed with the style of music, but ballroom dancing has still remained in practice, mostly in formal situations or for…[Read more]

  • rainholt22 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    In reply to: rainholt22 posted an update #dancecilture Dances from Greece have many different styles and interpretations based off of the translations. Some or more flowy where others have sharp direct movements. Most of the […] View

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    I looked up Polish dancing because I’m Polish. Polish dance contains elements of many cultures. Interaction historically with Czechs, Russians, Germans, Swedes, Bohemians, Ukrainians and Turks has produced a rich variety of uniquely Polish dances, such as the kujawiak, krakowiak and oberek. Americans tend to associate the polka…[Read more]

  • kasey posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

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    i watched a documentary on native African ways of dance, and it was quit interesting. every once in a while all people who are the right age for marriage gather together for a feast. after they eat, the girls line up and face the boys who are on the other side of a feild. when the music starts to play all of the males start…[Read more]

  • zeilleen posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

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    The Hawaiian people have danced the hula for thousands of years. This dance is performed by both genders to tell a history. It is usually accompanied by music and a chant. In the 1800s, missionaries outlawed the hula as it was “heathen” to them. Their new laws only sparked an underground uprising of hula dancing in the Hawaiians.…[Read more]

  • jumper339 posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

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    The Russian people established the first ballet company (the Imperial School of Ballet in St. Petersburg) in the 1740s and have dominated the world of ballet ever since. Ballet dancers must be very flexible, have a good sense of balance, and work very hard to stay perfectly in shape. There are several methods of ballet in Russian…[Read more]

  • rensweet posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

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    The Irish people have a very special dance called an Irish Step Dance. It is composed of scipping and tapping their feet. the dancers ware elabortate costumes and only Native Irish were allowed to perform the dance. After many years, people of other nationalities were allowed to participate in the dance. The Irish perform this dance…[Read more]

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