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  Dance of the United States - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Closely related to the development of American music in the early 20th century was the emergence of a new, and distinctively American, art form -- modern dance.
The main line of development, however, runs from the dance company of Ruth St. Denis (1878-1968) and her husband-partner, Ted Shawn (1891-1972).
Kirstein invited Russian choreographer George Balanchine (1904-1983) to the United States in 1933, and the two established the School of American Ballet, which became the New York City Ballet in 1948.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Dance_of_the_United_States   (429 words)

 Contra Dance Links for the United States, Canada, and the World
The dance at Rehoboth, Massachusetts is the one I attend most often.
Many of these dances are also done during contra dance sessions and these groups and dancers are similar in style and attitude as the groups and dancers you find at contra dances.
What was the schedule of dances for Eastern Massachusetts and then expanded to include Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut, has now been expanded to include all dances in these three states.
www.contradancelinks.com   (393 words)

  The Juilliard School - College Division - Dance Division
The Dance Division was established in 1951 by William Schuman during his tenure as president of The Juilliard School.
In June 2002, Lawrence Rhodes, an internationally known ballet dancer and administrator and the former director of the dance department at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, was appointed artistic director of the division.
Dancing alone or with others, they work to perfect the body as a communicative instrument.Dance students learn what it means to be a professional, from the smallest detail of reading a rehearsal schedule to the appropriate manner of bowing at the end of a performance.
www.julliard.edu /college/dance/dance.html   (728 words)

 Wikinfo | United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The United States of America (U.S.A.) (also referred to as the United States, the U.S. America, or (outside its borders) the States), is a federal republic in North America with a strong democratic tradition.
The legislative branch consists of the United States Congress, while the Supreme Court of the United States is the head of the judicial branch.
The social structure of the United States, a capitalist country, is highly stratified with a large proportion of the wealth of the country controlled by a small fraction of the population which exerts disproportionate cultural and political influence.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=United_States   (1714 words)

 United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Northern states were opposed to the expansion of slavery whereas the Southern states saw the opposition as an attack on their way of life, since their economy was dependent on slave labor.
The United States Constitution is the supreme legal document in the American system, and serves as a social contract between the people of the United States and their government.
The economic history of the United States is a story of economic growth that began with marginally successful colonial economies and progressed to the largest industrial economy in the world in the 20th and early 21st century.
www.tocatch.info /en/United_States.htm   (4480 words)

 Dance USA
We believe that dance is essential to a healthy society, demonstrating the infinite possibilities for human expression and potential, and facilitating communication within and across cultures.
Dance will be taught in every school in the country and students will be able to access dance studios in every community.
Leaders in the dance field will be consulted by leaders in other disciplines for their advice and contributions to the discussion of contemporary issues.
www.danceusa.org /about_dusa/mission.htm   (703 words)

 Nebraska State Dance - Nebraska State Symbols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This dance for four couples, or groups of four couples, is performed in a compact framework of a square, each couple forming a side.
quare dancing is to be distinguished from related dances called contra or longways dance where couples stand double file in a line and from round dances where couples stand in a circle.
The origin of the square dance can be traced to English derivation and to the stately French cotillon performed in square formation that was popular at the court of Louis the fifteenth later replace by the quadrille (another square dance).
www.netstate.com /states/symb/dance/ne_dance.htm   (148 words)

 THE SQUARE DANCE LEGISLATION COLLECTION (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)
The Square Dance Legislation Collection is a manuscript collection consisting primarily of correspondence, government records, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and other publications that document the history of legislation to designate the square dance as the national (folk) dance.
Since square dance has not achieved permanent designation as the national dance, and all fifty states have not made this designation, materials are expected to be added to the collection as lobbying continues.
Copies of the pertinent United States Congressional Record, Senate Joint Resolution 59, and Public Law 97- 188, the latter of which designates "the square dance as the national folk dance of the United States of America for 1982 and 1983." Included are copies of newspaper and magazine articles concerning the bill.
www.loc.gov /folklife/guides/squaredance.html   (1403 words)

 USIA, U.S. Society & Values, June 1998 - Suzanne Carbonneau, "Dance at the Close of the Century"
Even in the aftermath of the death of the founding generation, today s prevailing troupes continue to honor those early artists through a devotion to dance that is seen as an expression of the individual body and soul, that hints at social and political ideals, and that employs the technical vocabulary of their elders.
Reflecting its regional roots, the troupe is imbued with a Latin style as evidenced in the verve and spirit of its dancing, and in the large number of Hispanic dancers in its ranks, as well as in the contributions of its resident choreographer, Jimmy Gamonet De Los Heros, a native of Peru.
While dance has always existed in the United States as a "folk" form a means of celebrating ethnic roots within this nation of immigrants there has been a recent tendency toward the professionalization of traditional dances in companies that follow models of modern dance and ballet.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itsv/0698/ijse/dance.htm   (3669 words)

 Dance of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Closely related to the development of American music in the early 20th century was the emergence of a new, and distinctively American, art form -- modern dance.
The main line of development, however, runs from the dance company of Ruth St. Denis (1878-1968) and her husband-partner, Ted Shawn (1891-1972).
Kirstein invited Russian choreographer George Balanchine (1904-1983) to the United States in 1933, and the two established the School of American Ballet, which became the New York City Ballet in 1948.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dance_of_the_United_States   (498 words)

 The Lure of Balkan Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Traditional social dance became a popular form of Balkan folklore in the U.S. in part because its simpler forms were easy for immigrants to learn and spread, thus encouraging community involvement, while other folk arts such as storytelling or painting were not so widely known, commonly encouraged or materially available in the new country.
This characteristic inclusiveness of Balkan dance is what draws many dancers of varying ethnic backgrounds to Balkan circle and line dances in the United States.
A related problem is the state or unofficial discouragement of traditional village and regional dances, in favor of the “national” dances presented by the state and professional folk ensembles.
www.arts.wa.gov /progFA/balkandance/fabalkandance6.html   (1728 words)

 The United States Tournament of Dance Inc.
The United States Tournament of Dance is among the oldest and more prestigious Performing Arts Championships in the Country.
Founded in 1976, it is the only tournament licensed by copyright to award the title "Miss Dance of the United States."The tournament's prestigious history and idealistic standards, attract the highest caliber of young talent throughout the United States and abroad.
www.USTD.com is TM and © 1976-2008 United States Tournament of Dance Inc. All promotional art, characters, logos and other depictions are TM and © their respective owners.
www.ustd.com   (124 words)

 Dance @ Bryn Mawr
Dance has been a lively part of Bryn Mawr's history since its earliest years, hosting some of the notable pioneers of dance in the United States.
The bi-college program is geared towards all levels of expertise from those who've never set foot on the dance floor to pre-professionals who strapped on ballet slippers as soon as they learned to walk.
Dance is an art, and it is a ritual, and it is entertainment, and it is physical exercise.
www.brynmawr.edu /admissions/videocatalog/academicfair/dance   (418 words)

 Phoenix USA Dance - about us
The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USA Dance) is recognized by both the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) as the governing body of amateur DanceSport in the United States.
USA Dance organizes and fosters educational programs among the public about the healthful aspects of recreational ballroom dancing and DanceSport, the competitive form of ballroom dancing.
USA Dance is classified as a Section 501(c)3 organization under the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and is recognized as a publicly supported organization described in Sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code.
www.phoenixusadance.org /aboutus.html   (387 words)

 National Folk Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Square Dance is a traditional form of family recreation and encompasses all age groups, including youth and the handicapable.
There are thirty-one states that have passed legislation designating the Square Dance as their State Folk Dance: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
The Square Dance is recognized in all the free world today with many square dance groups in foreign countries as well: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Philippines, and many other countries, who with us, keep alive a heritage and tradition that predates the birth of this great Nation.
www.squaredance.org /promenadeact.htm   (413 words)

 Suhaila.com Article - The Hisory of Belly Dance in the United States
In order to talk about the belly dancing movement in San Francisco, I have to describe the scene that was taking place in the United States and in Los Angeles which, I believe, preceded the professional club and cabaret show that eventually took place in San Francisco.
It was said that aside from being a great dancer, she could do marvelous backbends and pick up chairs in her teeth, straighten, and continue dancing at the same time while holding the chair between her teeth.
I heard her specialty was a whirling dervish dance which was easy for her to do since she had an eye condition which made her legally blind.
www.suhaila.com /Pages/Articles/DanceHistory.htm   (1773 words)

 Dance Teacher Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Flanagan, along with Miss Dance of the United States Sammantha Foster, traveled to New Orleans November 6–9 to personally distribute the items and visit some of the studios that were destroyed two months ago.
All proceeds from the collection jars, which were placed at the National Dance Week booth at each venue, went directly to members of the dance community in affected areas.
Dance students were offered scholarships to the Ballet Memphis School; one student from the University of Southern Mississippi has already begun classes.
www.dance-teacher.com /articles/aid.shtml   (1374 words)

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater operates under the auspices of Dance Theatre Foundation, Inc., which also supports the activities of The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the second company, and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the official school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Together, these three components constitute a unique dance institution committed to quality repertory performances, arts-in-education activities and the finest professional dance training for all people, regardless of race, background or economic status.
Beginning as the Dorothy Alexander Dance Concert Group, the Company became the Atlanta Civic Ballet in 1940, and was renamed the Atlanta Ballet in 1967 in recognition of its professional status.
www.fjg.com /dance.html   (745 words)

 Great Performances: Free To Dance - Lesson Plans
Dance is an expression of culture, yet at the same time it is constrained by culture.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the role of African culture in modern dance in America.
The first area will examine the Afro-Caribbean slave roots that were a part of modern dance and the ways that modern dance movements and themes reflected daily life activities.
www.pbs.org /wnet/freetodance/lessonplans.html   (270 words)

 Keshet Dance Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Shira Greenberg’s passion for dance was ignited at the age of nine when she began studying ballet and modern dance with the Minnesota Dance Theatre.
She went on to study dance and theater at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and at Ithaca College in New York.
Shira moved to Albuquerque in 1996 in search of a way to use her passion for the art of dance to inspire others and engage the community.
www.keshetdance.org /c_history.php   (181 words)

The California Dance Co-Operative is a non-profit organization for educational purposes.
We promote the study, preservation and enjoyment of traditional and historical dance of the United States, Canada, and the British Isles.
Our dances are held in comfortable social settings throughout Southern California and feature mostly live music.
caldancecoop.org   (104 words)

 Music - Theatre - Dance Classes United States
Free classifieds - United States > Classes - United States >
Dance Classes * Private & Group Dance Lessons
Music - Theatre - Dance Classes - Washington Dc - 2 weeks ago
www.olx.com /music-theatre-dance-classes-cat-280   (880 words)

 List of number-one dance hits (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Billboard has adopted former publication rival Record World's chart statistics from the weeks between March 29, 1975 and August 21, 1976 into their Hot Dance Club Play chart history, as Billboard did not publish a national chart during this time (Billboard published multiple charts featuring regional- or city-specific hits during this era).
From the Dance Chart's inception until the week of February 16, 1991, several (or even all) songs on an EP or album could occupy the same position if more than one track from a release was receiving significant play in clubs.
Beginning with the February 23, 1991 issue, Hot Dance Club Play became "song specific", meaning that only one song could occupy each position at a time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Number_1_Dance_Hits_(United_States)   (293 words)

 National Dance Project
The National Dance Project (NDP) provides a system of support for the living, growing discipline of contemporary dance, by supporting the production and distribution of dance in the United States.
Through the dedicated efforts of dance presenters across the country, NDP helps audiences connect with the rich and varied talents of choreographers and their companies.
The National Dance Project spans Hawaii to the Carolinas, supports master American choreographers and masters of tradition, fosters emerging talent, and enables the next generation of artists to be heard and shared through this universal language we call dance.
www.nefa.org /grantprog/ndp   (345 words)

 United States Studios Education Dance Performing Arts Arts
Dance styles include jazz, tap, hip-hop, and creative movement.
Dance lessons in swing, ballroom, tango, salsa, and waltz.
- NY - all types of dance, gymnastics, drama and singing to children and adults of all ages.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Arts/Performing_Arts/Dance/Education/Studios/United_States   (4884 words)

 United States Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In 1915, the Revenue Cutter Service became the United States Coast Guard--whose missions include not only coastal protection, lighthouse and buoy tending duties, rescue operations, and ice breaking chores, but also scientific and geodetic projects.
Beyond their pride, and ours, in the Coast Guard's outstanding record of service in times of emergency or in peace, we feel that the portion of it represented by the Curtis Bay Yard is ours--a part of our community and a part of our lives.
In this Bicentennial year of 1976 we wish to publicly salute the United States Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay.
www.bcpl.net /~jgreenst/bcb_hist/uscgyard.html   (978 words)

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