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Street Dancing In Salt Lake - Could you imagine having the title of originating street dancing in Salt Lake City. Being famous for starting a brand new attraction in Salt Lake City. I can, and I have the power to do it. Street dancing in Salt Lake City can involve into something great, into a huge exciting attraction. I know Salt Lake has what it takes to bring dance talent to the floor. Salt Lake is growing in population more and more every day. Not only the population, but Salt Lake has a huge rave scene, full of thousands of diverse people who none stop dance threw out the night....   [tags: dancing, street dancing,]
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Dancing Through the History Of Ballet - From Giselle to The Nutcracker, ballet is a romantic language, told not through the mouth, but the body. It features a rich, history, notable performances, and specific techniques. Ballet originated in the courts of Italy in the Renaissance period. Rich nobility, royal families, and other well-to-do citizens were generally the only ones who would put on these early ballets. Ballets started out as entertainment for banquets. However, dancing was not the only feature at these luxurious receptions....   [tags: classical dancing styles]
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Dancing Through Life in Chains - Dance can be an outlet of energy, an expression of emotions, or simply a source of joy, but for slaves, dancing served a higher purpose. Dance served various purposes ranging from communication to self-expression to building a sense of community among individuals. Dance helped the oppressed individuals stand together to face adversity. The history of slave dancing is richly intertwined in religion and social culture and deeply based on their African heritage. Dance is the continuous movement of the body to a certain rhythm within a given area, but for slaves, dancing is often more than it appears....   [tags: christianity, slave dancing, african dances]
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Belly Dancing - Hate doing crunches. Do they strain your back and neck muscles. Try belly dancing, it gives you better benefits than the average crunch with less pain. In addition to the physical and emotional benefits, belly dancing also has an impact on child birth and ones creativity in an entertaining manner. The physical benefits of belly dancing are, being able to become healthier, and in better shape. Being out of shape can also affect a person’s emotional-state. Participating in belly dancing can benefit ones self-esteem, and help their emotional well-being....   [tags: Art, Dancing] 2233 words
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Taking a Look at Capoeira and Belly Dancing - Throughout history, dance has served as a form that performs and embodies the cultural values of the society it is in. The idea of dance varies within intellectual traditions and develops to a wider concept of movement practices within individual cultures. Dance can be looked upon as a culturally formed activity that offers information about human behavior in a certain society. Dance has also served to disrupt the cultural values in a society due to cultural evolution and cultural migration. The discipline in cultures function with a receptive approach to the exploitation of Western values....   [tags: dancing styles and cultures] 1148 words
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Thomas Whitecloud’s Blue Winds Dancing and the Internet - In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore a part of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
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Physics of Salsa Dancing - Salsa has become an ever more popular dance in the United States, especially with the emergence of Latin artists including Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira. Go to any club or ballroom dance and you will hear a pulsating beat moving you out of your chair and onto the floor. Even Broadway has been affected by Latin music. For instance, Cell Block Tango in the smash hit Chicago has a driving Latin beat. It doesn't matter if you are partying in Miami or sipping martinis in Massachusetts, Salsa has invaded America and taken a grip on the culture....   [tags: physics salsa dance dancing] 905 words
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Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing - Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing      Blue Winds Dancing by author Tom Whitecloud, is narrated by the story's unnamed main character. The young Indian man's persona is brought to life through his own recollection and spoken words. We recognize the turmoil this character faces as he is away from "his people," attending college in White man's society. He doubts his place in either world, believes he must choose between them, and realizes finally that being an Indian is only one part of who he is....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
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Journey To My Past: Responses to Silent Dancing Story - Journey To My Past: Responses to Silent Dancing Story 1 Journal of Reading Silent Dancing Many people say, "Do not judge a book by its cover," but the cover of this book drew me into a journey of reading. The line of the letters Silent Dancing is on top; just below that is a picture of a beautiful four-year old girl. Perhaps she lives with a wealthy family; the girl looks so cute and pretty in her dress. Like many other young girls who usually love toys, she is holding a rattlebox; however, she does not pay attention to the toy in her hands....   [tags: Silent Dancing Essays] 1927 words
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Pride and Racial Inferiority in Blue Winds Dancing - There is a fine line between admiration of one's own culture and contempt for those who are different. Where is the line drawn between pride and prejudice. A society will always feel as though their system of beliefs and way of life is superior and opposing culture are lacking in dignity. In "Blue Winds Dancing" Tom Whitecloud's unnamed character is at that crossroad in his life. Is his Indian culture truly inferior to that of the White man; is his honor to not drift away from his own culture leading to prejudice for the White man....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays] 682 words
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Intertwined Themes of Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls - The Intertwined Themes of Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls     Dancing Girls is a collection of Margaret Atwood's short stories. Each story captures a different aspect of society, different people of different ages, culture and status, with different attitudes, emotions and behavior; all in different locations and life circumstances. Yet there are many connections between the stories and these links are primarily found in Atwood's portrayal of women. As Atwood says: By and large my novel's center on women...None of them are about miners in the mines, seamen on the sea, convicts in the jail, the boys in the backroom, the locker rooms at the football game…How come....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Dancing Girls Essays]
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Dancing Is Not a Crime - An American classic film and play is one about a small town, Bomont, West Virginia, where the local leaders ban dancing fearing it will lead to other destructive decisions. The local pastor, who has gained a position of power in the local community, feels that dancing and music leads to drugs, partying, and drinking. Actions that lead to the death of his son after a night of partying. From an American perspective on the film, Footloose, is one that is ignorant and close minded. One would think that this ideology is no longer among us as the world has evolved and modernized....   [tags: Footloose movie review] 758 words
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Dancing as a Form of Adoration - Can we dance to the Lord. How much skin can we show without apologizing. How should we behave in the house of the Lord. What parts of our bodies can we move without destroying a proper liturgy. There are different views about dance in Christian circles, but there’s a guarantee that dance can be and is a form of adoration to God and a tool for evangelism. There is a proper time to dance; however, dance can still be an effective tool within the Christian culture. I grew up as a dancer and as a Christian....   [tags: religious behavior, ]
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Takinga Look at Flamenco Dancing - What makes flamenco dancing different from other dancing. Flamenco has been around for many years and has spread all over the world. It became very popular over time, the Ages it went through helped it develop to the beauty it is today. All the Ages are important and each has a significant event that progressed the dancing and improved it. There are also many different types of flamenco dancing and settings, each having a unique form of being. Flamenco dancing is different from other dancing because of its uniqueness....   [tags: traditional Spanish steps] 514 words
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Dancing in The Dark by Morris Dickstein - Section ONE: Ronald Reagan once said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” I read the book, Dancing in the dark by Morris Dickstein. This book was about the great depression, and the impacts it had on American life. The traditional thought of poverty, people dying of hunger and people lying in the roads, has been erased. America has abolished poverty by the traditional standards but the thought of poverty and what it is has changed. In America we consider poverty to be spending all your money on bills, so you have no money left for food to feed your family....   [tags: reagan, poverty, great depression]
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The Dancing Lights in the Northern Hemisphere - The Dancing Lights Auroras have been emitting in our, and other planets’ skies as long as the Solar System has been in motion. In 1619 A.D., Galileo Galilei coined the term "aurora borealis" after Aurora, the Roman goddess of morning. He had the misconception that the auroras he saw were due to sunlight reflecting from the atmosphere. (Angelopoulos, 2008). In 1741, Hiorter and Celsius noted that the polar aurora is accompanied by a disturbance of the magnetic needle. In 1820, Hans Christian Oersted discovered electromagnetism....   [tags: the aurora borealis]
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Dance Shoes: I Prefer Paws - I have been dancing for fourteen years now, and as you can imagine, I have been through numerous pairs of dance shoes. Growing older has allowed me to try and experience different shoes and brands, as my variety of dance shoe needs has expanded. Within the past few years, I have had a chance to tryout three different types of dance footwear, the three kinds I have always preferred. These preferred dance shoes- Foot Thongs, Foot Undies, and Paws- are the same type of shoe but vary in appearance, price, and function....   [tags: Dancing, ] 465 words
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The Ideal Dancing Body - ... Today, this ideal body is expected of all dancers. With this ideal being spread around the dance community (audience included), mixed with dancers have to spend multiple hours daily staring at themselves in a mirror, it becomes very easy to compare yourself to others and how you “should” look. A dancer’s uniform consists of skin tight clothing that defines every aspect of your body, though this is for your teacher to correct the way your body is moving, dancers can become very self-aware of how they look....   [tags: anorexia, eating disorder] 669 words
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Slow Dancing with Skeletons - What role do memories serve. How do a person’s dreams influence the decisions he must make in life. What are in the messages that people receive from their inner voices. In “Slow Dancing with Skeletons,” Jerome Denuccio writes that one of Sherman Alexie’s characters, Thomas Builds-the-Fire observes, “Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a skeleton walking one step in front of you… these skeletons are made up of memories, dreams and voices.” (280). This passage interpreted could allude to the fact that a person’s dreams and memories will always be there for him, whether times are good or bad....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jerome Denuccio] 1220 words
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Hamlet: Dancing Through Darkness - Dancing Through Darkness One cannot exercise the mind enough to prepare for the moment when tragedy occurs. Our emotions are very unpredictable in this way. What comes after the tragedy is referred to as the ‘grieving period’. The mind has to go through this in order to stretch itself from the unpredictable emotions, back into a form of acceptance of what was lost. In the tragedy striking play of “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” written by William Shakespeare, the author has the reader take a look at the more intense grieving period of the many members who cope with more than one death at a time....   [tags: tragedy, emotions, grief, Shakespeare]
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Dirty Dancing: Not Just a Love Story - ... He tells her that he has it and insists on carrying these watermelons because women should not have to carry heavy things (Ardolino & Gottileb, 1987). There are other aspects of this movie that comply with the gender construction of that time period. For example, pre-marital sex was looked down upon and in this particular movie, the woman is blamed for it. Furthermore, Gender construction is an observable aspect of this movie, especially the message that it shows about gender. Throughout the movie, Baby is constantly fighting for something, whether it be a relationship with Johnny or a friend that she just made, or even with her own father....   [tags: film analysis, gender roles]
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Dancing, Vodka, Sex: Ivan Braginsky - Despite his size, Ivan Braginsky was an extremely graceful man. Coming from Russia, a land infamous not only for the mystery and treacherous terrain, but also it’s stereotypical form of entertainment, ballets. Over six feet tall, this goliath could be surprisingly stealthy, leaving world conferences when they became too tedious for his liking, sneaking up behind his prey (America, for the hell of it) and various other grievances that the nations complained of. Except, sometimes one could not help but stare at such a beautiful man....   [tags: Hetalia Axis Powers, anime character] 1689 words
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Dancing With Wolves - 1. The film Dancing with Wolves takes place in South Dakota in 1863. John Dunbar is the main character who hurts his leg in battle and is sent to the frontier on a new mission as a Lieutenant. When Dunbar arrives in South Dakota he is there alone, no one else had made their way their yet. Dunbar gradually starts to live with the Indians and become one of them getting the name Dancing with Wolves. Another main character is Standing with a Fist, who marries Dancing with Wolves. Standing with a Fist is an American who was captured but the Indians when was very young....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 words
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Styles of Dancing - El tango is one of the best produced dances of all times. Ballroom dancing originated in England in the late 18th Century and early 19th centuries in which these dances such as the waltz were performed by the upper and elite classes of society in balls and parties. During the late 19th century to the early 20th century, it became a trend among the working and middle class where they would go to gatherings and events in public dance halls. In the early 1920’s ballroom dancing competitions started to boom that in 1924 an organization was formed called the Ballroom Branch of Imperial Society of teachers of Dancing....   [tags: Dance] 996 words
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Dancing with Athena - Dancing with Athena I shall always remember the new-kid-in-school feeling that came flooding back from childhood on my first day of student teaching. Having been in my share of new environments, I have learned deeply the power of a first impression. That first day I made it a point to look into the eyes of the young people in my classes, ignore the butterflies of trepidation fluttering in my gut, and smile bravely. Most students smiled back, some curious, others confident. Some appeared quietly guarded, while a fair number wore their seventh-grade brand of defiance and hostility on their sleeves like a badge....   [tags: Personal Narrative Teaching Essays]
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Dancing in Dandelions - Dancing in Dandelions The dandelion is a plant many of us have become familiar with over the years. The golden flower clutches our lawns, highways and byways. Successful strategies for survival have given the dandelion a foothold in our lawns, if not in our hearts. Several individuals have fond remembrances of gathering the flower as a child, and it became the all-American symbol of a "mother's first bouquet." Yet as an adult, the plant is likely to become a distinct target when bending down to weed the front lawn or a pest nestled within one's personal garden....   [tags: Botany]
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Dancing Minimizes Depression and Promotes a Happier Lifestyle - Shake It Off So you think you can’t dance. You might want to ask yourself that question again. If you already did, and you still think you can’t, then ask yourself that question several times until you think you can. Dancing is not difficult, you just move with the rhythm of the song. This is not a test; there is no right or wrong answers, or in this case, movements. Yes, you might look a bit funny at first, but no one dances the same, so that should be an incentive for those non dancers to give it a try....   [tags: shake it off, music, health] 1033 words
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Dancing to a Different Tune: Autism - Dancing to a Different Tune: Autism I’m sitting in Mrs. Morton’s kindergarten class at 9:37 watching her dark tan leather shoes move back and forth as she recites the alphabet. Unconsciously avoiding eyed contact, as she turns down the row and slowly moves towards my desk (Sperry 22). As Mrs. Morton approaches me, I cower back in fear, unable to deal with the unpredictable and inconsistent nature of human beings (Dawson 112). “Kenny, why are you not listening to me?” Feeling vulnerable I remain silent, unable to cope with this social situation (Williams 159)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1299 words
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Aerobic Dancing and Weight Control - Flat stomachs, tone arms, nice, firm buttocks, and nice shapely legs. This sounds like a familiar dream for many women in the world. Most do not think it is possible for them to achieve, but clearly all it takes is time. Aerobics dancing is one of the most effective aids in weight control, with the added benefits of improved self-esteem and confidence. Many people cannot enjoy life due to their weight and other problems brought on by being overweight. Those who are overweight cannot mentally handle the thought of going out and being seen....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Flamenco Dancing is a Passionate Gypsy Dance from Spain - ... The modern flamenco dancers improvise and add personal interpretations of the songs. Dancers should epitomize poise, pride and controlled sensuality. Historically flamenco dancing has been a musical outlet for the poor and oppressed and was not common amongst the higher class. When the baileors and baileoras dance they tell a story though their steps. It can tell stories of love and romance or the sorrow and grief, fury and anguish, and of hope. Flamenco dance is made up of 3 parts: guitar playing (guitarra), song (cante), and dance (baile)....   [tags: music, art, movement] 843 words
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Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa - Although the !Kung San of southern Africa differ greatly from the people in the west African nation of Mali, both areas share similar problems. Both suffer from diseases, illnesses, malnutrition, and having to adapt to the ever changing and advancing cultures around them. What I found to be the most significant problem that is shared between both areas is that the people suffered from a lack of education. In the book Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa by Katherine A. Dettwyler, there is a lack of education in proper nutritional practices, taking care of children and newborns, and basic medical knowledge and practices....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Katherine A. Dettwyler] 1707 words
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Dancing around the Truth of My Papa’s Waltz - The poem, “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, is about a boy reminiscing about an incidence with his father. From the beginning, this poem states the conflict between a father and son involved in a rambunctious dance, but as it continues, the story suggests the dance may actually be a physical altercation. Within the line, “Such waltzing was not easy,” is the proposal this is not a singular incident, but rather a routine ritual between the boy and his father (Line 4). The speaker is an adult recollecting, to himself as the audience, a childhood memory of an incident with his father....   [tags: Theodore Roethke, Poetic Analysis]
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Types of Relationships in Friel´s Dancing at Lughnasa - The play “Dancing at Lughnasa” written by Brain Friel is full of different types of relationships which I will explore in my essay. The typical and traditional example of relationships between women and man in this play is portrayed through Chris and Gerry. The dynamics of their relationship infrequently changes with time. Although they are bound together by their son Michael, they don’t live together and aren’t married. Gerry visits are irregular and unexpected; usually whenever he takes it into his head....   [tags: Brain Friels, play, relationship, music] 1147 words
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The Country Dancing Hall - The Country Dancing Hall "Get down, turn around, go to town, Boot Scootin' Boogie!" This is a familiar piece of music sung by Brooks and Dunn that is regularly heard at my favorite place, "Boot Scootin' Thursday" at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Many people believe that country music is just singers whining about their divorce, the death of their dog, etc. In reality, however, it is much more than that. Country music is all about life experiences. This place allows people of all ages to be free, spend time with those they care about, and just have fun....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, country, dance] 1007 words
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Native American Ritual Dancing - Native American Ritual Dancing “It has often been said that the North American Indians ‘dance out’ their religions” (Vecsey 51). There were two very important dances for the Sioux tribe, the Sun Dance and the Ghost Dance. Both dances show the nature of Native American spirituality. The Ghost Dance and the Sun Dance were two very different dances, however both promote a sense of community. “The Sun Dance was the most spectacular and important religious ceremony of the Plains Indians of 19th-century North America” (Lawrence 1)....   [tags: Native Americans Rituals Traditions Dance Essays]
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Ballroom Dancing - Ballroom Dancing: The Development of Two Techniques It is a fact that emotion stimulates the body into movement. It has been said that “dancing is older than anything except eating, drinking and love”. Civilization and conditioning has taught people to suppress this natural response but the primitive desire still remains. Prehistoric man expressed his emotions by movement. When speech was just developing, even primitive cave drawings depict men dancing. As time went on and language was developed, the expressive movements of early man continued but transformed from spontaneous, formal and lastly traditional aspects....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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line dancing - “Reflections on Country Line Dancing” “Don’t tell my heart, my achy breaky heart; I just don’t think you’d understand.” Who knew that the 1993 smash hit, “Achy Breaky Heart,” by Billy Ray Cyrus would be the turning point that would cause country line dancing to become a worldwide phenomenon. Despite differing opinions on the exact history, it is evident that country line dancing is an extension of past social dance forms and is representative of the social, economic, and political state of the United States....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Lion Dancing - Lion Dancing When you’re in Chinatown on Chinese New Year, you can hear the firecrackers popping followed by the loud music of banging drums and cymbals clashing in beat with each other. Then as the smoke clears, a huge beast emerges from the smoke. Kids hide behind their parents as the beast shakes its head from side to side and begins to dance around. It is a frightening beast, but it scares the evil spirits and brings good luck to all the stores around Chinatown. As some people know from this description, this is Lion Dancing – a mixture of dance and martial arts....   [tags: Dance Culture Cultural China Chinese Essays] 595 words
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Break Dancing - Break Dancing Most people have heard of break dancing and have been amazed and mystified by the extraordinary movement, but what is it really and where did originate from. Many people have influenced the history of break dancing and will continue to. From being a recreational sport it has become competitive and addictive to hundreds of people all around the world as some of the greats of the business like Kujo to the new learners experiment and progress further the sport will never die out....   [tags: Papers] 1417 words
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Dancing Queen - As I stand in my starting pose, after the judges have called the name of my dance group, and we have walked out to onto the stage. I can hear the people in the audience applauding and talking. I can hear my heart beating. I can also feel it. I feel like it's about to jump right out of my chest I am so nervous. I have been here once before but never for this age group and we have never been this group. We are the junior tap lines we are one of the best in Arkansas. As the music starts I forget everything and everybody around me .I can no longer see the people watching my every move I can no longer see the judges facial expressions or try to read there lips....   [tags: essays research papers] 476 words
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Disco Dancing - Couple dancing, enhanced by the individuality of the 1960s, returned in the 1970s with the hustle and other elaborately choreographed dances performed to disco music, a simple form of rock with strong dance rhythms. Disco dancing would completely dominate the social dance scene of the 1970s and most of the 80s. Eventually the growing popularity of late 80s music, including new age, punk rock, and funk, would bring about the death of disco. Disco was yet another "flavor of the month" in the dance world that was victim to over-exposure....   [tags: Informative Essay] 308 words
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Ballroom Dancing - Have you did something that you didn’t really want to do, and then later get selected for doing it. Well, I have. It was another beautiful Friday at Spottsville Elementary School, and ever Friday at Spottsville was music class. But today we didn’t have music class, today was something totally different. Our music teacher Ms.Belcher was having try-outs for Mrs. Benson's ballroom dance team. To tell you the truth, I was just going to get up there and goof-off, and that I did do. But, on that Friday something went wrong, something terrible, something I didn't expect to happen....   [tags: essays research papers] 766 words
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Salsa Dancing - Salsa Dancing Robert and his wife, Lucy, decide to take dance classes at a local Salsa dance club. They used to go to ballroom dance classes at the same club some years ago. Because Salsa dancing has become so popular, they book the classes in advance. On the back of the receipt a printed clause says “For terms and conditions please see notices in the club”. On the inside of the club door a large notice is pinned up. The notice reads, “The club will not accept responsibility for any loss suffered by customers”....   [tags: Papers] 1401 words
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Dancing Toward Sucess- Falling Into Reality - I have the freedom to follow my own ideals, to make my own choices, to express my own morals, and to determine how I want to pursue my happiness. The kind of life I want depends on the kind of person I am - on my character and culture. I ask myself time and again, "how am I going to live a happy life in society today?" This question can be answered differently every day, depending on the events and actions that I take as an adult. An unforgettable experience taught me that making it in society does not always mean being the best....   [tags: essays research papers] 1457 words
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Ballroom dancing versus everyday conflict - Good Morning/Afternoon Mr. Strathdee and fellow English scholars, today we take a journey into the world of ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing, although not a dance of individualism, it also rebels against the label of conformity often thrown at it. Our task was to compare the documentary ‘Absolutely Ballroom’, and the movie ‘Strictly Ballroom’. To properly undertake our task we were compelled to lose ourselves in the plots, music and techniques used in both films. Both show us the highs and lows of songs, elaborate dance routines, lavish costumes, and outlandish characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 637 words
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Dancing With the Heart - My fluid movements allowed for no mistakes. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, were going to watch my every move. Dance with your heart. I muttered these words under my breath. This was a pivotal time in my life. I had waited for this moment all season. I wanted to execute each move perfectly, to dance my heart out, not only because of the crowd, but because of something greater which linked my heart to this dance. During my sophomore year at Hotchkiss High School, I joined the Hotchkiss Varsity Dance Team....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1655 words
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The History of the B-girl Subculture - Before diving into the history of the fascinating B-girl subculture, it is imperative to understand the roots of the break dancing culture. As talked about in lecture, break dancing is one of the four elements of hip-hop, the other three being DJing, ,MCing, and Graffiti. Break dancing began in the streets of New York mainly in the low-income areas such as Brooklyn, and the Bronx. It originated within the African American and Latino community and eventually spread throughout all communities. James Browns music dramatically affected the evolution of break dancing with the smash hit “Get one the Good Foot” in 1969....   [tags: break dancing culture]
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Biography of Catherine Little and Sandra Little - Catherine Little first began her dance training when she was eight years old and studied tap, ballet, and eccentric dancing from an Erie dance studio that is no longer in operation. When Catherine was 14 she began her teacher training in New York City at Ned Wayburn School. By the end of the year Ms. Little began to teach students in the music room of her parent’s home and every summer was spent studying in New York. While attending Lucille Stoddard’s Dance Congress Catherine was chosen from more than 200 students by the famous Bill “Bo Jangles” Robinson to be his protégé....   [tags: dancing, family, ballet, performance] 620 words
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Dance is an Art Form not a Mating Ritual - Dance: Is it a mating ritual or an art form. The dictionary defines dance as "an artistic form of nonverbal communication" (dance). As Christians we have always heard that dancing is immoral; that dancing only led to one thing- sex. Although this is the general belief, many people find the art of ballet, such as The Nutcracker to be tasteful. Dancing embodies passion, grace and poise. Dancing is not just a mating ritual as we have been told; it is a story that is too good for words. Dancing is a way to communicate with anybody no matter what language they speak or how old they are....   [tags: Dance Dancing] 1912 words
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Jazz During the Roaring Twenties - The Roaring Twenties were a time of prosperity, happiness, liveliness, and new ways. One of the many new ideas that were introduced was jazz music. Jazz fit the atmosphere perfectly, with it's upbeat and exciting sounds. Although jazz seemed to be a new world-wide obsession, there were people who saw it in a different light, one that was a lot darker, perhaps even evil. These people had negative opinions about the music, and saw it as a, "cause of loosening morals and frightening dislocation". The different generations had completely different views on the rapid change, and both views were just as correct, but only one was logical....   [tags: music, dancing, racism] 648 words
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Dancing With the Death Penalty - ... Pressing drug companies not to provide pentobarbital is very stressing. Lawyers for death row inmates want to know the name of the compounding pharmacy mixing the toxic drug for use in executions (Richey2). Not only is this making the drug company’s job a lot harder, but they also have to bother the pharmacy mixing the drug for all of the compounds they used to make the drug. Then to top it off if they do not do this, Death penalty opponents make them targets for protest and boycotts. Anthony Annucci, New York corrections commissioner said,” we could not build new prisons fast enough”(Johnson1)....   [tags: capital punishment]
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Dance One's Way to a Better Life - “’The Dance instills in you something that sets you apart. Something heroic and remote.” Edgar Degas” (Buckman, 9) Dancing brings many people to realize who they are and to become who they are truly meant to be; it challenges their bodies in physical, mental, and creative aspects. Dance is a timeless tradition that has influenced many cultures throughout the many centuries and millennia which will last forever in the hearts of people all over the world. It has as many different styles and categories as literature and science and as many facets as sports or theatrical arts....   [tags: perform and interact with others, social dancing]
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The Vaudeville Star - ... Another struggle that Tucker had to overcame is her self-consciousness. She overcame this by getting lost in her music and later buying extravagant clothing. What cause Tucker to be self-conscious is she was one hundred pounds at age thirteen, so she felt fat. When her sister would perform, some audience would ask for the “fat girl” to come out and sing. “I would jump up from the piano stool, forgetting all about my size, and work to get all the laughs I could get,” Tucker once said (Orgill 3)....   [tags: comedians, singers, dancing families]
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Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev - Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev A Dance Magician Many believe music is a universal language. Regardless of ones nationality or background we can all recognize and be touched by the power of music. Makhmud Esambayev, a Chechen dancer born with an exceptional ear for music, devoted his life to touching others with his own power. Esambayev was born in 1924 in the small Circassian village of Stariye Atagi, which is located on the foothills of the Caucasian mountains. Stariye Atagi, about twenty km south of Grozny, is one of the largest villages in Chechnya....   [tags: Dancing Art Dancers Essays]
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The Zumba Fitness Fad - Zumba Fitness Have you heard the word Zumba, if not, I have to ask what planet you came from. The popular Latin-inspired dance-fitness class has caught millions of exercisers eyes with a fun fusion of dance steps and moves like Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and, the other sort of choreography you might see in a nightclub. In fact, it’s pretty much an international event that takes place in millions of areas. Researchers determined that Zumba is a body workout with built in variety because every class and every instructor is somewhat different....   [tags: exercise videos, dancing your way to fitness]
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Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance - Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance In the age of conformity, Merce Cunningham has resisted the temptation to remain aligned with his peers. Cunningham has pioneered a new school of thought in dance, and has set the standard for future pioneers. He is passionate about what he does and it has been evident in his works as a dancer and a choreographer. Cunningham was born on April 16, 1919, in Centralia, Washington. At the age of twelve, Cunningham became interested in dance and started informal instruction....   [tags: Merce Cunningham Dancers Dancing Essays]
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The Stimulus and Rhythms of Atalanta - The Stimulus and Rhythms of Atalanta The stimulus which, I thought would be most thought provoking and appealing was Atalanta. I found the idea of characterising a dynamic, strong vivacious woman appealing due to my strong background in theatre and acting. This enabled me to perceive hidden depths of Atalanta's character, which were not evident at first sight. Therefore, I chose this stimulus because I believed that Atalanta would be an interesting and challenging character to portray through the medium of dance....   [tags: Atalanta Gymnastics Dance Dancing Essays] 2285 words
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The Club Culture - The Club Culture The club culture-hundreds of thousands of young people across the country, covered in sweat and rhythmically throbbing to a beat- has long been filled with stigmas and stereotypes; the idea that hip-hop music is only for people of African descent, or solely for the "impoverished youth" as Dale Kleinschmidt, an ex-DJ and amateur break dancer from Dallas, puts it, has been a common view associated with the hip-hop scene by the masses. Dale got interested in break dancing because, as he says, "he wanted to look cool." In the beginning, the idea of being able to break dance was funny to him- he had already been involved in the dance scene, but he had never been a b-boy, he jus...   [tags: Hip Hop Dancing Cultural Essays] 1355 words
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Spinning Misconceptions - Spinning Misconceptions The music pounded loudly on the dance floor as people stood in a circle. Nodding my head to the beat, I stepped out and did a few dance steps before I went down to the ground. On my hands and legs, I began walking rounds to the beat, throwing in a little bit of flare to it all, as much flare as I could think of. A few moments into the step, I jumped onto my hands and twisted my legs in the air. Freeze. So far, the crowd seemed silent; they just casually watched me mess around as if I was making a fool of myself, for it looked so simple to them....   [tags: Break Dancing Culture Essays] 1301 words
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Martha Graham - Martha Graham Martha Graham was one of the most influential figures in American modern dance, and her techniques and styles are still practiced today. She became widely known throughout all ages and decades. Her first debut was in the 1920's. As time went on, she became more experienced and wiser in the modern dance field. Martha Graham, whose style was considered controversial, became one of the finest choreographers and dancers in the dance world. In 1894 Martha was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (Pratt 8)....   [tags: Dance Dancing Choreography Essays]
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Discovery Through Dance - Discovery Through Dance Movies with dancing have always been a big success, simply because they cause people to want to move and be free like the actors on the set. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, is a movie that makes people want to jump into the screen and be a part of the show. It is a favorite among teenage girls simply because of the kind of dancing that is performed. Another movie, Save the Last Dance, directed by Thomas Carter, is also well liked by teenage girls because of the dance moves....   [tags: Dance Dancing Movies Films Media Essays] 929 words
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An historical overview of the development of Burlesque. - Burlesque is a performance that was created with caricature and parody to mock by being a humorous comedy with an added sexual essence. In real meaning, you could call burlesque a risqué performance art. In the entertainment form burlesque has been use as poetry, verse, theatrical comedy and more currently as adult entertainment. There are also amateur enthusiasts in a secretive underground burlesque scene. Burlesque has been subject to a lot reticule across the country, but it is still evolving cross-cultural today....   [tags: Dancing,Theater, Comedy] 1306 words
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Dance Therapy - Dance Therapy Dance therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses movement to further the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of the individual. Dance therapists work with people who have many kinds of emotional problems, intellectual deficits, and life-threatening illnesses. They are employed in psychiatric hospitals, day care centers, mental health centers, prisons, special schools, and private practice. They work with people of all ages in both group and individual therapy....   [tags: History Health Therapy Dancing Essays] 1813 words
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It Takes Two: Argentina and the Tango - The curtain rises on the streets of late 19th century Buenos Aires as a simple quadruple meter begins to ring. Two figures emerge from the darkness and begin to flow into a sensual, impressive dance. As he artfully guides her body around his own figure, a crowd begins to form, and soon there are more couples that join into this social dance. This is the scene for the beginning of the Argentine tango. The tango was not always the elegant dance reserved for famed ballrooms, but rather, it had its début on the streets of Buenos Aires with the poor of Argentina....   [tags: dancing styles around the world] 1490 words
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Power of Dance in Music Videos - Power of Dance in Music Videos When VH1 got a panel of “music industry experts” together to decide on a list of the greatest music videos ever, it was Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” that was the video of choice. Close behind on the list were videos for songs such as Madonna’s “Vogue” and Jackson’s “Thriller.” It seems to me that there is a significant theme all of these videos share…DANCE. Berkeley had it right. If you want a song to catch on, put it with a moving body. And if the body happens to be the king or queen of pop, that doesn’t hurt....   [tags: Performance Arts Dancing Essays] 393 words
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Boston Ballet Refuses to Fall - Boston Ballet Refuses to Fall What happens when a ballet company’s classic Christmas tradition is unwrapped, discarded, and replaced with a glitzy and glamorous moneymaking expenditure. Many dance enthusiasts are left with this lingering question as The Boston Ballet struggles with a recent announcement from the Wang Theatre, its lifelong performance home, that next year’s production of the Nutcracker is being replaced by a touring show of the infamous Radio City Rockettes. "Im pretty certain this decision was driven by money, which draws the question in everyone’s minds: Which is more important, tradition or money?” said Andrew Kaminski....   [tags: Dance Dancing Papers] 2097 words
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The Pressures of Dancers - The Pressures of Dancers The typical idea of a dancer is that they are tall, slender, full of energy, and lucky because they dance with all of the “stars”. Much of this is true, however, what many people do not think of are the many hardships that a dancer goes through in order to achieve their high status in the dance world. It takes much hard work and determination along with good direction to become a dancer. However, nothing good comes without a price. Dancers often times have many pressures put on them which can lead to physical and emotional damages....   [tags: Dancing Psychology Papers]
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