Dance Styles of 1920’s The 1920’s were a very interesting time period, especially due to the emergence and jazz and dancing with it. Generally when people talked about dancing back in the jazz age, they might think about the exuberant youth dances like the Charleston or Lindy Hop, or the theatrical dances of Fred and Ginger. A common misconception are people assuming all people, regardless of age or ethnicity was dancing the latest fad youth dance of the moment, like the Black Bottom, Collegiate Shag or Lindy Hop (Musings). Dancing during the Roaring Twenties was important because it allegedly helped with women’s liberation. Women found it in there place to dance and it’s surely no coincidence that this was an era obsessed with dancing.
The women dance to the spirit in the song and dance to the beat with the drums. The dance symbolizes the power of indigenous spirituality and women. An interesting fact about the Jingle Dress dance is that the dancer wears metal cones on their dresses that were originally made by tobacco
Actors Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball showed a interracial marriage with a Cuban man and American woman. Broadway musical, West Side Story, voiced many of the struggles with “America” and helped popularize the Mombo in New York. “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” introduced a new, easier Latin dance, the Cha Cha Cha. Because it had a slower tempo, it broadened Latin music’s appeal to those who could not dance well enough to the Mombo. Soon, programs on the television were utilizing the Cha Cha Cha with guides on how to dance.
Most of the movements requires the turnout of the legs which is the very basic rule of ballet. Ballet first started in Italian Renaissance court and was performed by amateurs. In the 16th century,Catherine de' Medici brought it to France, and the techniques are highly evolved and became a profession in rhe 17th century. The first ballet school, the Academie Royale de Danse, was founded by King Louis 14th in 1661 to improve the quality of training in France and to develop technique and curriculum which will turn ballet to refined practice. In 1672, the Academie Royale de Musique de Dance known as Paris Opera established by King Louis 14th.
Tap dance is a genre of dance when metal plates are fitted to the bottom of heels and when hit on a hard surface, a loud or soft sound, depending on the strength, can be made; these shoes are made to produce audible beats by rhythmically striking the floor. (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2018) Tap dance originated in the United States dating back to the 1800’s- 20th century, this style of dance was inspired from the African and Scottish dances; ever since then tap dance has been evolving into a more intricate and individual style of dance. Tap dance has now become a popular expression of dance; it is performed live and is also aired on TV and the internet. Tap Dogs and Hot Shoe Shuffle are a popular example of tap dance due to their distinct style.
The well-liked music of Jazz and hip hop quickly drew the attention of teens (McCormack 1). “The new youth culture also created its own forms of distinct cultural expression, including new haircuts and clothes, and in particular the new rock-and-roll music, led by youth idol Elvis Presley” (Johnston, Sandy, and Amy, Sullivan 10). Kids began to have unregulated play time. More organizations were formed to help the youth interact with each other. The organizations included the Boy scouts and Girl scouts enabling kids to explore and grow on their own (Johnston, Sandy, and Amy, Sullivan 9).
They also celebrate the people that came after and helped combine cultures and races, but also the cultures of the natives before the Europeans came. This holiday is also used to proclaim the Hispanic Heritage of Latin America. It is celebrated in many countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Uruguay. Dia de la Raza helps bring together many Spanish speaking people, and even cultures. Some ways this holiday is celebrated is with parades, traditional dances, and feasts.
I listen to music and dance almost every day many types of genre. I used to watch everybody dancing in parties and mimic them. Then when the time was passing I learned how to dance Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and many more types of dance. I like the rhythm of the music too much that everytime I hear music, my body start to move. At the age of 10 I told my mother that I wanted to take dance classes in my free time.
The Philippines has always had a rich musical history. It takes its roots from the indigenous tribes of the Philippines, who used it as a way to pass on epics and stories about gods and heroes, a way to celebrate good harvests, festivals, weddings and births, a way to mourn the dead, to court women, and a way to praise the gods. This music was then enriched by the Philippines’ western colonizers. The Spaniards imparted the zarzuela (called sarswela in the Philippines) and the rondalla, adding more Spanish touches to Filipino folk songs. The Americans, on the other hand, influenced the Philippine music scene by introducing pop and rock, eventually leading to the creation of “Pinoy pop”, which included a wide variety of forms like dance tunes, ballads, rock n’ roll, disco, jazz, and rap.
More often, my family could take time to listen to reggae music so as to get the message completely. Most of the times, my siblings and I could compete to memorize reggae songs’ lyrics. Prior the competition our parents could award the winner with enticing gifts which highly influenced our love and perception of reggae music. Although reggae music was our main preferred genre of music, more often, my mother loved listening to Hawaiian music. Despite her preference for the Hawaiian music, she also loved listening to reggae music since it was like a family