Dance Blog

Interpreting Interpretive Dance

One of the most perplexing styles of modern dance is interpretive dance. This exceedingly enigmatic style comes in a wide range of variations and in meant to be somewhat opaque. For this reason, this dance style has often been pushed aside by the mainstream, or those who require all information and context in glaring neon […]

Robot Revolution – Part 2

Phantom Footwork Though lots of robot dancing is performed on the upper body commonly using the arms as the focal points, the legs are still a vital component in these performances. From skills learned in the popping era, legs can be made to take new shapes and appear to pop in peculiar angles as well, […]

Robot Revolution – Part 1

The robot is a well-known style of dance, though it is commonly disregarded as a joke. You may already be thinking of dads long past their time who take to the dance floor and put their arms out at the side, bending their elbows back and forth simulating a lever. This is a form of […]

Benefits of Ballet

Ballet does have a bit of an image problem; many people immediately think of dainty little girls in tutus flaying their arms about. This is not an accurate picture of the historical dance form however and yet this image hasn’t shifted all too much in the past century. Seen as a predominantly feminine venture, ballet […]

5 Iconic Dance Moves

The Twist Known for taking over dance floors in the late 1950’s, the twist is an easy to perform move that was highly fashionable at the time. Though it may only be performed by older people at parties today, this move was monumental when it first hit the public back in ’59. Thanks to its […]

Streets to the Screen

Hip Hop is widely known as a genre of music, but as this progressive and thoroughly urban culture arose in the 70’s the term meant more than just rappers. Hop-Hop dance, often confused with Street Dance, which regularly incorporates many elements of the former, is a style that has risen to popularity and drastically changed […]

Mac’s Dance – Always Sunny

It’s not often that television dedicates scenes entirely to dance. Despite body language being an intuitive part of our life, dance and expression through the body have become largely seen as obscure and abstract ways to get across a story or an emotion. Again, this is very odd knowing that everyone with eyes is taking […]

What Is Contemporary Dance? – Part 2

Expression in Dance Much of the new dance forms and styles began to become even more expressive than their predecessors. With exaggerated physical stances and body language amplified by full body gestures, the artists at work turned up the emotional volume as they strayed from the norm. This also allowed room for more narrative to […]

What Is Contemporary Dance? – Part 1

When it comes to the title it’s a bit of a misnomer since many of the techniques and methods use in contemporary are from over a century ago. However, the title continues to roll over into each New Year with ease simply because there are no real defined parameters for what it is exactly. Because […]