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1

Where did social/ballroom develop from?

from Pre classic court dances

2

What are the early social/ballroom dances?

Branle
Basse
Pavanne
Galliard
Minuet

3

What is the Branle Dance?

Social dance also known as the Branle Brawl which included pantomimes
An old french folk dance accompanied by singing
Stravinsky's "Agon"

4

What is the Basse?

The Basse Danse or "Low Dance"
Popular court dance in 15th and 16th century that used Hemiola
PRECURSOR FOR PAVANE

5

What is Hemiola?

When dance couples moved quietly and gracefully in a slow gliding or walking motion raising or lowering their bodies

6

Where did Pavane Dance come from?

Basse Danse
Pavane means "Peacock", the dance had elaborate dress

7

What is the Galliard?

Light hearted and vigorous court dance performed in triple time

8

What is a variant of the Galliard?

The Volta
a Queen Elizabeth I Variation

9

When is the Galliard performed?

After the Pavane

10

What is the Minuet?

Dignified couples dance from french folk
Bows and Curtsies
Popular with aristocracy

11

What are the 19th century social dances?

Polka and Waltz

12

What are the 20th century social dances?

Foxtrot
Charleston
Swing
Latin
Rock
Country- Western
21st century Trends ~ ie Break Dancing

13

1900's performed to Ragtime

Foxtrot

14

1920's Performed to Dixieland Jazz, partners were separate for this tricky dance that involved kicks

Charleston

15

1930's and 40's Performed to Big Band, partners were together and this was often done for dance marathons

Swing

16

1930's Latin Dance Banned for being revolutionary

Tango

17

1930's Latin Dance from Bazil

Samba

18

1930's Latin Dance from Cuba

Rumba

19

Country Western Dance

2 step

20

Means Spicy

Salsa

21

Means Spicy

Salsa

22

What do performance arts reflect?

Cultures needs and values

23

Dancers health concerns

Stresses similar to athletes
injuries
ballet dancers at risk to eating disorder to maintain body type
dance medicine has become a specialty for dancers

24

Issues affecting livelihood of dancers

Must be trained in many styles in order to succeed
Must be aware of whole body
challenging to balance performance life with normal life
End of dance careers in 20's and 30's for many dancers can be difficult