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Ballet is often referred to as the backbone of dance. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance. There are three main classifications: classical, neoclassical and contemporary. It relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous about of diligence and dedication to perfect. Ballet is typically danced to classical music and is done wearing slippers or pointe shoes.
Modern dance is a broad genre of western concert or theatrical dance, primarily arising out of Germany and the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modern dance is often considered to have emerged as a rejection or rebellion against classical ballet, but originates from ballet movements.The
difference is that today's modern dance is infused with contemporary
This style of dance incorporates lyrical, modern, ballet and jazz. Contemporary dance is all about connecting the mind and the body through dance movements. It is typically done barefoot and there is a heavy emphasis on strong controlled legwork. This style often allows the dancer creative freedom, and can be danced to a variety of different music.
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes.
Hip-hop is a style of dance that evolved from hip-hop culture and is typically danced to of course, hip hop music. Breakdancing is the most well known type of hip-hop dance, but other styles include krumping, popping and locking. This style of dance is probably the most different from the other forms. It is generally very energetic and allows the dancer to have freedom of movement within the routine and incorporate their personalities.
Tap dance is probably best known for the type of shoes the dancer’s wear. Tap dancers wear special shoes with metal taps on the soles that allows them to create their own drum like rhythmic patterns and sound while they dance. Although most of the focus in this dance is on the feet, jazz dancers use their upper bodies and arms a lot to blend the movements of their routine.
This type of dance is very fun and energetic. It is typically paired with upbeat music such as hip-hop or show tunes to add a theatrical flare. Jazz dancers often have more freedom to express their own individual personality through their dance performances. These dances usually have quick footsteps, lots of leaps and turns and unique moves.
Tumbling is a form of gymnastics performed without props or equipment. Also referred to as floor gymnastics, common moves performed in tumbling include flips, somersaults, tucks, handstands, and handsprings