Before 1970, ballet was always the dominant dance style the world knew and loved. Today this is not so anymore as modern dance dominates our theaters more and more. Let’s look at some modern dance history. You can read about how early modern dance started by clicking here. Modern Dance History Retold By the 1970s … Read more Modern Dance History
As I believe that ballet dancers should expand their horizons and expand themselves by trying other dance forms, I have decided to write a little on where does belly dancing come from and belly dancing in general. I am not a teacher of belly dancing and have only been to a couple of lessons in my life, … Read more Where Does Belly Dancing Come From
Because dance is a moving art form, sometimes it is good to concentrate on stillness in dance. This is something that we don’t think about a lot but is quite important in getting an overall picture of a dance and understanding what stillness in dance is all about. How To Incorporate Stillness In Dance Into … Read more How To Train Stillness In Dance
What Is Creative Dance? Many people are not quite sure when you ask them what is creative dance. Some teachers think it is a load of rubbish aimed at those who cannot learn formal dancing, but I believe this is a specialized niche, and everyone can benefit from creative dance, even if you don’t know … Read more What Is Creative Dance Exactly?
The new dance rage at the moment seems to be the ballet turning board. This board also goes by other names like dance turn board, pirouette turning board or just plain TurnBoard. It seems like this is the must have for any dancer who wants to improve their turns. Training to do pirouettes in ballet requires … Read more Do You Need A Ballet Turning Board To Do Good Turns?
If you are a ballet lover like myself, then naturally you would also enjoy modern ballet. How did modern dance start and who began it all? I only started modern dancing in my teens but have always loved it, so much that I got my teachers qualifications for it, and it is still one of … Read more How Did Modern Dance Start?