dance two

Dance, part two

Dancing is among the oldest human art forms. It extends beyond the human species itself. For example, many animals perform complex dances during courtship.

Music usually accompanies dance, providing the rhythm, tempo, and mood for the movements.

In modern societies, many people enjoy dancing simply for entertainment. Each generation creates new dances as an expression of its own sense of life and fun.

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Community, Town, City

15. Who are the best or most famous dancers in your town, city, state or country?

16. There are many amateur and professional dance troupes or companies where I live. Yes or no? What kinds of shows do they perform?

17. Dance auditions are very difficult and competitive. Do you agree?

18. Have you ever auditioned for a dancing position?

19. Do parties in your town feature music and dancing?

20. Music videos featuring dancing is very popular. True or false?

21. Are Bollywood films shown on your TV channel? Describe these Bollywood films.

Culture, Heritage

22. Dancing in general very popular where I live and in my country. Yes or no?

23. Describe the traditional types or forms of dance in your country.

24. Are dance performances or festivals frequently held in your community or town? Give examples. When are they held?

25. Have you watched or attended an international dance performance? Who were some of the performers?

26. In your region who dances more, males or females?

27. Can dance have religious or ritual significance?

Dances from Around the World

Have you seen any of the following dances live? On TV or the internet? Have you performed them?

Ballroom Dance
Bollywood Dance (India)
Break Dance (New York)
Capoeira (Brazil)
Cha Cha Cha (Cuba)
Cheer leading (sporting events)
Flamenco (Spain)
Foxtrot (United States)
Hapok (Ukraine)
Hora (Romania)
Hula (Hawaii)
Jazz Dance
Jig (Ireland)
Kazachok (Russia)
Minuet (late 1600’s and early 1700’s France)
Modern Dance
Morris Dance (England)
Oriental Dance (Middle East)
Polka (Central Europe).
Pow Wow (Native American)
Samba (Brazil)
Square Dance (United States)
Tango (Argentina)
Thai Dance
Tinikling (Philippines)
Waltz (Austria)
Zulu Dance (South Africa)


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