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Why Do We Dance
July 14

 

“Shed the past, forget the future and fall into the moment feet first”

Why do we dance? We dance because it’s the fastest, most direct route to the truth — not some big truth that belongs to everybody, but the get down and personal kind, the what’s-happening-in-me- right-now kind of truth. This is not always easy for us to access — we have to navigate some very deep past, as well as the probable futures we drum up to feed the fear that drives us round the same circles, day in and day out. We dance to hook up to the true genius lurking behind all that bullshit — to seek refuge in our originality and our power to reinvent ourselves; to shed the past, forget the future and fall into the moment feet first. You remember being fifteen, possessed by the beat, by the thrill of music pumping loud enough to drown out everything you’d ever known. Of course you do.

We dance to reclaim our brilliant ability to disappear in something bigger, something safe, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. The beat is a lover that never disappoints and, like all lovers, it demands 100% surrender. It has the power to seduce moves we couldn’t dream. It grabs us by the belly, turns us inside out and leaves us abruptly begging for more. The beat is bad, wicked, sick –whatever the word is now.

“Dance to fall in love with the spirit in all things”

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JUST A FEW TYPES OF DANCE-VIDEOS-WATCH THEM DANCE

Traditional Jazz / African-American vernacular dance

  • Black Bottom
  • Boogie-woogie
  • Cabbage patch
  • Cakewalk
  • Charleston

                    CHARLESTON

 

 

 

  • Chicago stepping
  • Detroit Ballroom
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Hand Dance / Bop
  • Jitterbug
  • Jazz dance
  • Lindy hop

                        LINDY HOP

 

 

  • Swing
  • Tap dance
  • Texas Swingout
  • Texas Tommy
  • Ballroom
  • Calypso
  • Zumba
  • Reggaeton dance
  • Zouk dance
  • Compas dance
  • Salsa
  • Salsaton dance
  • Soca dance
  • Bernie[disambiguation needed] dance

SALSA

 

 

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    Dancehall dance

    • Skanking

    Experimental / freestyle

    • Boogie

                          BOOGIE

     

     

    • Jump up[disambiguation needed]
    • dance de Gauthier
    • contemporary

    Folk dance

    regional dance like in India 1.mass 2,rajastani. 3.punjabi. 4.bhangra 5.dandiya and garba

                                                                                                        

    Hip-hop dance

    • Breaking
    • Bounce
    • Crip Walk (C-Walk)
      • Clown Walk
      • Crown Walk
    • Detroit Jit

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    • Electric boogaloo
    • Floating
    • Jerkin'
    • Jiggin'
    • Memphis Jookin'
    • Krumping
    • Litefeet
    • Locking
      • Robot dance
    • Popping
      • Liquiding
      • Moonwalk

          MOONWALK

     

     

     

      • Strobing
      • Waving
      • Tutting
    • Snap dance
    • Turfing
    • Lyrical hip-hop

    House dance

    • Hustle

                       THE HUSTLE

     

     

    • Jacking
    • Vogue
    • Waacking
    • Electro Dance
    • Grinding

    Hard dance


    • Melbourne Shuffle
    • Jumpstyle
    • Free step

     

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    Punk dance

    • Hardcore
    • Pogo

    Historical dance

    • Historical dance

     

     

     

    Folk dance

    • Perafic dance

    Latin dance

    • Latin dance
      • American Rhythm
        • Mambo
      •                          MAMBO

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        • Rumba
        • Bolero
        • East Coast Swing
      • International Latin
        • Rumba
        • Samba (ballroom dance)
        • Jive
      •                           JIVE

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        • Reggaeton
        • Salsa
          • Rueda[disambiguation needed]
        • Danza
        • Samba (Brazilian dance)
        • Samba de Gafieira
        • Bachata
      •              BACHATA

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        • Cumbia
        • Merengue
        • Capoeira
          • Maculelê
        • Argentine tango
        • Zouk
    • Quebradita
    • Duranguense
    • Cumbia Texana
    • Corridos
    • Tejano
    • Cha Cha

     

     

    Swing dance-


    "Swing dance" is most commonly known as a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1950s, although the earliest of these dances predate "swing era" music. The best known of these dances is the Lindy Hop, a popular partner dance that originated in Harlem in 1927 and is still danced today. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston.[1] While the majority of swing dances began in African American communities as vernacular African American dances, some swing era dances, such as the Foxtrot and the Balboa, developed in white communities. Swing dance was not always used as a general blanket term for a group of dances. Historically, the term Swing applied with no connection to the Swing era, or its Swing music. The Texas Tommy Swing dance first appeared in print in 1910 in San Francisco (Barbary Coast). Into the 1920s and 1930s every major city had their own way to dance, based on regional roots, and influences.

    • Modern Jive
    • Leroc
    • Lindy Hop
    • Blues dance
    • Balboa
    • Deneme
    • Jitterbug

     

     

     

    • Jitting (evolved from Jitterbug)
    • Jive (dance)
    • East Coast Swing
    • West Coast Swing
    • Collegiate Shag
    • Carolina Shag
    • Hand Jive
    • Charleston
    • Western dance
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