Moving your body in a rhythmic pattern is referred to as dancing, and humans express themselves through movement. Even walking is performed in dance-halls as part of the dance, but by making circles, for example. Dance adds vocabulary to a move that lacks meaning.
Dancing is both a form of creation and of art, that can show a mood, express emotions, or tell a story. A ballet dance movement can portray the smooth and sharp demeanour of a wolf. Dancing remains a form of recreation and has provided fun, companionship, and relaxation. Today, dancing remains a popular way of making new friends and enjoying music.
Music and Technique
Music plays a significant role in dances and is closely related. It is something harmonious and melodic that is used as an accompaniment to dance. Music captivates the spectators and motivates dancers. You can enjoy much if you learn how to make artistic movements.
The technique requires skills in making movements. A proficient artist has complete control over his or her body. In some forms of dancing, a high degree of technology becomes an end to itself, as in men’s solos in classical ballet and specific Slavic folk dances.
Types of Dances
Ballet originated from France and the courts of Italy during the Renaissance. By the 19th century, it became a professional discipline. This led to the developing of essential new dance idioms. You need to know types of dances such as:
- Pangalay; a popular dance performed during wedding celebrations and at big affairs in the Philippines.
- Singkil; this dance originates from Lanao der Sur to the rhythmic clapping of bamboo poles. The dancers put on Muslim costumes and weave as they crisscross bamboo poles.
- Maglalatik; this is a dance that originates from the Tagalog region. It depicts the process of cooking molasses over a slow fire and making thick cocoa milk.