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The History of Dance – Part 2 00

The History of Dance – Part 2

The History of Dance – Part 2

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We continue to sweep along the dance floor in the second part of our series on the history of dancing. We start with the early years of the 20th Century, when a whole raft of dances were created that are at the very forefront of ballroom dancing as we know it today. Contemporary Dance Contemporary Dance refers to dances that sprung up in western culture from the 1950’s onwards. Some of the...

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 2 00

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 2

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 2

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Our second spin around the ballroom dance floor gives us the opportunity to look at more classic ballroom dances from around the world. In part one we looked at the Cha Cha and the Mambo, but in part two we take the floor with the Paso Doble, Quickstep and Rumba. Paso Doble The Paso Doble is a Latin dance that is meant to replicate the steps a bullfighter uses in the ring. Full of drama the Paso...

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 1 00

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 1

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 1

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If somebody mentions ballroom dancing an immediate picture comes to mind – of elegantly dressed men in tuxedos gliding over a wooden dance floor with a beautiful woman draped in his arms wearing a gorgeous flowing gown. Ballroom dancing, to some, seems overly OTT and indeed it once was, as ballroom dancing was strictly for the upper classes whilst the plebs were left to folk dancing. This...

The History of Dance – Part 1 00

The History of Dance – Part 1

The History of Dance – Part 1

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Dance history is littered with events and happenings that shaped its very foundations and changed it at momentous occasions. As new styles were invented, people dropped the old form of dance and took up the new. There were some points in time that music and dance were at the forefront of society and innovation of culture, this all contributed to dance becoming a most special pastime today. The...

The History of Tango – Part 2 00

The History of Tango – Part 2

The History of Tango – Part 2

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In part one of the history of the tango we saw that the dance originated in the bordellos and houses of ill repute in Buenos Aires. It is perceived today as a dance for high society but its origins were far more rudimentary and it was actually a dance that re-enacted the relationship between a pimp and his prostitute. In this blog we focus on how tango came to Hollywood, and how the world...

The History of Tango – Part 1 00

The History of Tango – Part 1

The History of Tango – Part 1

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Tango is synonymous with Latin America but it is really Argentina and Buenos Aires that the whole tango movement started and evolved. Buenos Aires lives and breathes tango, it is all over the city from the milongas to cafes and nightclubs, just walk around the city and tango is everywhere. The Argentine Tango has a rich and deep history in Buenos Aires, from its very poor and humble concept to...