February 28, 2011
Dance is used as a form of expressing how you feel through the movement of your body through music. Through the different styles of dancing, it can be slow paced, fast paced, mellow, seductive, fun and enjoyable at the same time. The different styles discussed in this paper will show that jazz, ballet, folk, ritual and modern dance are different but similar. Whatever style of dance you choose they all have repetition, form and rhythm and something about the dance that makes people enjoy it and move to it.
The Charleston is a form of Jazz dance originally performed by Blacks on a small island near Charleston, South Carolina, around 1903. The dance became popular with …show more content…
West African dancing dates back more than 3,000 years ago. Many modern dances the Jitterbug, the Charleston, the Twist and the Lindy Hop are Stereotypes derived in a form similar to ancient ritual dances the common meaning influenced by the everyday lives of the West Africans. (n.d.,2011).
In West Africa living in a tribal environment whether they had a good or bad day, are married and someone died. Every dance, no matter where there is a cultural meaning to it, in Ghana a common dance performed at weddings is the Nmane where the women in honor of the bride no men are allowed to participate in this ritual repetition in steps and jumping is used to circle the bride to form togetherness through the ceremony.
Popping is a dance style that came from Fresno, California during the 1960s – 1970s. This is a unique style of modern dance based on a technique of quickly contracting and relaxing the muscles to cause a jerk motion. The jerking movement in the dancer’s body, this is called popping. The dancer