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  Dance music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dance music includes a huge variety of music, including traditional dance music such as Irish traditional music, waltzes, rock and roll, country music and tangos.
An example of traditional dance music in the United States is the old-time music played at square dances and contra dances.
In the Baroque period, the major dance styles were noble court dances, which were often derived from folk dances.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dance_music   (348 words)

 Encyclopedia: Traditional dance
Scottish country dance (Although the RSCDS is a governing body and country dancing in general was at first a pastime of the nobility)
In particular, street dances are living and evolving dance forms, while folk dances are to a significant degree bound by tradition.
The main distinction this term bears is with respect to Ballroom dance with its reglamented technique and formalized dance schools and studios.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Traditional-dance   (534 words)

 Japanese traditional dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are many traditional dances in Japan, but the one of the most famous and common dances is the Bon dance, called "Bon Odori" in Japanese.
Moreover, the Bon Dance should be held in the night because many Japanese people believe that their ancestors' souls come back during the night.
The So-ran Bushi, however, is a new sort of Japanese traditional dance that was fused together with a modern rock beat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_traditional_dance   (281 words)

The name of the dance is derived from the Tumbuka language term ganda which means "to march like soldiers." The name of the dance is also depicts the loud boom sound from the large marching band style drum that is used during the dance.
The majority of traditional Zambian dances are done in the open with performers in the middle, and the drummers, singers, and other instrument players and audience forming a circle around the dancers.
The mganda dance is also a channel for community and individual artistic self expression that depict elements of joy, confrontation, political and social caricature and mimicry of the past and present expressed in the song lyrics and especially dance routines.
www.bridgewater.edu /~mtembo/mugandadance.html   (1855 words)

 The History of Irish Dance
Group dances were developed by the masters to hold the interest of their less gifted pupils and to give them the chance to enjoy dancing.
It was not unknown for a dancing master to be kidnapped by the residents of a neighbouring parish.
Dancing schools in Ireland today are filled with young pupils keen to imitate and learn the dancing styles which brought Jean Butler and Michael Flatley international acclaim.
www.irelandseye.com /dance.html   (1248 words)

 Traditional Dance and Music
Korean dance is more than simply a form of entertainment It is an expression of a metaphysical philosophy Koreans have traditionally believed that the human body is a universe unto itself and that man's ideal existence lies in harmony with heaven and earth.
The other court dance genre ilmu, is a Confucian ritual dance featured the ancestral ceremonies held at the national shrine Chongmyo and during the memorial services held to honor Confucius and his disciples twice a year at the Confucian shrine.
Folk dance is filled with vigor and rhythm, a far cry from staid court dance Buddhism, Shamanism and Confucianism all contributed to the development of folk dance Therefore, a brief discussion of the influence of these philosophies is in order.
www.indiana.edu /~easc/resources/korea_slides/dance_and_music/7-1.htm   (1801 words)

 Traditional Dance: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
The most popular traditional couple dance is referred to as the "old fashioned waltz" or "Newfie waltz" and is in ¾ meter, with couples travelling around the room.
The kissing dance may be a derivation of the cushion dance known in England, in which dancers kneel on a cushion as part of the performance.
Dancing in its least formal contexts might be found at a community wharf or on a bridge on a fine evening.
www.heritage.nf.ca /society/dance.html   (768 words)

 Lotus Music & Dance: Eunjin Hwang - Traditional Korean Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After majoring in Korean Dance from Ewha Womans University in Korea, she was an active member of the Rieul Dance Company of Seoul and worked as a researcher and choreographer for children's broadcasts on Korean Television.
Traditional Korean dance consists of court dances, religious dances, and a variety of folk dances.
The most distinguishing features that pervades many forms of Korean dance are the creation of a feeling of suspension, particularly of using the feet, the feeling of heaviness and curvilinear shapes as well as an ongoing quality of energy.
www.lotusarts.com /eunjin_hwang_traditional_korean_d.htm   (325 words)

 Traditional Social Dancing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It means dancing as an integral part of life, rather than an activity that is separate from life, restricted to professionals and performers, and consumed passively by spectators.
All other dance forms, including the originals that were appropriated and re-defined for the dance sport culture, are looked down on as "street dances", and social dancing is often looked down on as what failed dance sport competitors end up doing.
Meanwhile, what remains of traditional social dancing has been relegated to a "niche" existence, often done in church basements, often to recorded music, or, in the case of Swing and Cajun, the only venues that have live music are often unhealthy smoky bars.
dancing.org /traditional.html   (1495 words)

Traditional dance has been a part of human-kind's spirit since our earliest days on the plains of Africa.
Israeli dancing is usually done in a circle, sometimes with hands held, sometimes not.
There are slower prayerful dances where one's body echos the humility and solemnity of ancient cultures, and lightning fast dances which are the closest thing one can get to flying without using special equipment.
www.leafpile.com /dance.htm   (924 words)

 Japanese traditional dance - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The music should be happy to welcome their ancestors's souls, and people have a duty to create a happy, mysterious, and welcoming mood.
Moreover, the Bon Dance should be held in the night because Japanese people believe that their ancestors's souls come back in the night.
Japanese people will continue to venerate this tradition, and to respect the souls of their ancestors.
open-encyclopedia.com /Japanese_traditional_dance   (236 words)

 Lotus Music & Dance: CAREN CALDER - Traditional African Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Caren Calder-Plummer performs traditional African dances from South Africa and the West African region of Mali, Guinea, Senegal and the Ivory Coast.
The dances of West Africa include Goombey, a harvest dance, Lambaan, a dance of celebration, Sunu, a wedding dance and Manjani, Jon Don, and Wolosodon.
These dances were created by the workers in the mines who made music with their empty cans and danced in their work boots during break times.
www.lotusarts.com /caren.html   (367 words)

 Folk Dance Association: Folk Dance, Contra Dance, Square Dance, Traditional Dance, Recreationl Dance and Ethnic Dance
All folk dance groups and their weekly, biweekly, monthly and irregularly scheduled dance classes and sessions are listed on our seven regional pages: New England States, Midatlantic States, Southeastern States, Midwestern States, Northwestern States, Southwestern States and Canada.
Balkan Dance is devoted to the folk dances of Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and all other countries of the Balkans.
English Ritual Dance is devoted to Border dance, Molly dance, Morris dance and Sword dance.
www.folkdancing.org   (3243 words)

 Traditional dance
And if you play for dancing, you really ought to learn something about what those dancers are doing, and why they always complain about the tempo of your tunes even though it took months of practice to get them up to that speed.
Playford's 1651 publication of The English Dancing Master is the first record of dance music in the British Isles.
Traditional Dance in Wales during the 18th Century, part 1.
www.standingstones.com /traddanc.html   (610 words)

 Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance
We are a society of local residents dedicated to the preservation and promotion of regional traditional and contemporary folk music and dance.
December 10th, Contra Dance Contra dancing is an American folk dance with its roots in an old European dance form.
The dances are led by a caller and involve steps which are repeated and easily mastered.
www.smtmd.org   (311 words)

She is also a SPECTRA Artist and teaches Egyptian and Moroccan Folkloric Dance to children in elementary schools in San Benito and in Santa Cruz through the Cultural Council.
Helené is an international solo dance performer and is also director, performer and choreographer with her dance company, The Sisters of the Desert Sky.
Mohamed is a prolific songwriter and Aza play their own compositions as well as traditional Moroccan music, which is a blend of Berber and Arabic with a flavour of Western influence.
www.mountainartcenter.org /dance.htm   (880 words)

 Augusta Heritage Center
Augusta is known for high quality dance instruction in a wide range of traditions for all levels of students — beginning to advanced.
Some dance classes offer intensive all-day instruction with one teacher; for most classes, however, the day is divided into several periods with a choice of instructors.
A square dance caller par excellance, he and his wife, Kris, have traveled throughout the U.S. and other countries spreading their knowledge, teaching, calling, and sharing the pleasures of dancing.
www.augustaheritage.com /dance.html   (1113 words)

 Mogwana Dance Troupe
We specialise in traditional music, song and dance of indegenious ethnic groups of Botswana and the southern Africa in general.
We are the national champions of traditional dance for three consecutive years(1997 to 1999),during the annual National Visual and Performing Arts Competitions organised by the National Museum Monuments and Art Gallery
We are also the champions of the traditional dance competitions organised by the Institute of Health Sciences for two consecutive years (March 2000 and March 2001)
www.geocities.com /mogwana_artistes   (949 words)

 Welcome to Scottish Traditions Of Dance Trust
It is the ultimate aim of the Trust to have a Traditional Dance Artist in every Local Authority in Scotland, and we are well on our way to achieving this target.
Everyone dances at some point in their lives, and the Trust is the national advocate for the enjoyment of all forms of Scottish traditional dance socially and educationally.
Our 2nd Traditional Dance Festival took place in the city of Stirling in March 2005 and was a huge success in terms of numbers watching, participating or competing in traditional dance.
www.stdt.org   (687 words)

 TADAMS Home Page
All dances are taught and prompted by a caller with a live band playing lively traditional jigs and reels.
Contra dancing is an evening of fun, featuring dancing in "sets" of about a dozen couples.
The caller calls the dances as they are being performed to the music, so dancers are able to execute each movement to the music.
mywebpages.comcast.net /richmondva/TADAMS/home.htm   (829 words)

 Samba, flamenco, Mexican hat dance: Hispanic dances at ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dancing is a good way to stay in touch with your roots.
Most traditional Hispanic dances were influenced by African and European rhythms and melodies.
Dances are a blend of culture and tradition.
www.soyunica.gov /mybody/movement/traddance.aspx   (557 words)

 Hudson-Mohawk Traditional Dances, Inc. Homepage
Voorheesville Family Dances - We have two Sunday afternoon family dances scheduled at the Old Songs buliding: December 11, 2005, and February 12, 2006.
The Hudson Mohawk Traditional Dances' Cajun/Zydeco series is now at a new location, Hibernian Hall, in Albany, New York.
Ballroom Dancing in the Capital District and Western Massachusetts
www.danceflurry.org   (737 words)

 PowWow: Dances: Women's Traditional Dance
Woman's traditional dance requires enormous stamina, concentration and grace.
An important element of women's traditional dance is the regalia.
Women's traditional regalia will usually include a fringed shawl held gracefully folded over one arm, an awl and knife case on the belt and a feather (often eagle) fan.
www.ktca.org /powwow/womstrad.html   (182 words)

 North Texas Traditional Dance Society
About Us The North Texas Traditional Dance Society (NTTDS) was chartered in 1986 as a non-profit educational organization to promote a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history, and related folklore.
It is an group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.
It is a form of American folk dance derived from English Country Dancing.
www.geocities.com /nttds   (437 words)

 Lexington Traditional Dance Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dance Trance 2006 will be June 9-11, featuring The Reckless Ramblers, with Nat Hewitt, Larry Unger, Sam Bartlett, and Mark Hellenberg with Susan Kevra calling.
We usually dance at ArtsPlace, 161 N Mill St, Lexington, KY, 8:00p to 11:00p.
The Lexington Traditional Dance Association receives support from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council.
www.concentric.net /~ravitz/ltda   (363 words)

 Annapolis Traditional Dance Society
Contra dance is used to indicate a night of mostly contras.
Starting with the October 2004 dance, our dances a will be held at the Holy Grounds Youth Center at the Community Center in Severna Park, MD. Take I-97 to Benfield Blvd toward Severna Park, and then go for 5 miles until you see the stoplight for Evergreen in front of Severna Park High School.
The Annapolis Tradition Dance Society holds a monthly contra and square dance, periodic swing dances, and also sponsors dance and callers workshops.
www.contradancers.com /atds   (439 words)

 Dancing.Org - Traditional Social Dance Salon - Swing, Jazz, Ragtime, Victorian, Alpine . . . Zydeco.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dancing.Org - Traditional Social Dance Salon - Swing, Jazz, Ragtime, Victorian, Alpine.
Fri Nov 4   Waltz Dance with Class
Fri Dec 9   Waltz Dance with Class
www.dancing.org   (101 words)

 AACTMAD: Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
AACTMAD is a nonprofit volunteer organization sponsoring over 200 traditional music, dance, and related events each year.
These are lively public gatherings where you can enjoy dancing, playing instruments, or listening to traditional music.
Join us and find the fun of moving to music, preserving living musical traditions, and being welcomed by a great community of people from all walks of life.
www.folk.emich.edu /~aactmad   (82 words)

 Houston Area Traditional Dance Society - HATDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Houston Area Traditional Dance Society (HATDS) is dedicated to organizing Contra Dances in Houston, Texas - - and to promoting Contra Dancing in general
Contra dancing is a type of American Folk dancing with roots in English traditions
Contra dancing is moving, active, aerobic exercise, so wear comfortable clothing like tee-shirts, shorts, skirts and tennis shoes or dance shoes
www.hatds.org   (113 words)

 Kaikuali Theatre Dance Group - Traditional Melanesian Pacific Island Dance and Theatre Performances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Traditional Pacific Island dance and story telling theatre is alive and active in Papua New Guinea, and outdoor performances at various places around Alotau were one of the unexpected highlights of my visit.
The group formed over 15 years ago and has maintained its strong identity and enthusiasm over the years, a remarkable achievement in the face of continuing economic challenges and social change in Papua New Guinea.
They are steadily expanding their repertoire of traditional stories, and working in collaboration with village elders and hereditary custodians of oral culture to devise new presentations.
www.jupacami.net /adventures/png/kaikuali.htm   (173 words)

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