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  African Dance Resources from Artslynx
The Diamano Coura West African Dance Company is a kaleidoscope of color, motion, sound and feeling in which the elemental beauty and power of authentic traditional African ballet illuminates the performing arena.
The Afrikan Dance and Drum troupe was founded to promote Afrikan and Afrikan-American culture in the communities and schools.
Anne Williams founded Dallas Black Dance Theatre in 1976 and is a founding member of the Dallas Dance Council, The International Association of Blacks in Dance and The Dallas Morning News Dance Festival.
www.artslynx.org /dance/afro.htm   (1787 words)

  Dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dance is also used to describe methods of non-verbal communication (see body language) between humans or animals (bee dance, mating dance), motion in inanimate objects (the leaves danced in the wind), and certain musical forms or genres.
One of the earliest structured uses of dance may have been in the performative retelling of mythological stories--Indeed, before the introduction of written languages, dance was one of the primary methods of passing these stories down from generation to generation.
Dance is still used for this purpose by cultures from the Brazillian rainforest to the Kalahari Desert.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dance   (1614 words)

 Japanese traditional dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are two types of Japanese traditional dance: Odori, which originated in the Edo period, and Mai, which originated in the western part of Japan.
It is heavily influenced by the elegance and sophistication of the manners often associated with the Japanese Imperial Court.
A newer dance, So-ran Bushi, is a new sort of Japanese traditional dance that fuses traditional Japanese movement with a modern rock beat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_traditional_dance   (193 words)

 Dance Dance Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dance Dance Revolution, or DDR (known as Dancing Stage in Europe), is a music video game series produced by Konami.
The arrows are synchronized to the general rhythm or beat of a chosen song, and success is dependent on the player's ability to time and position his or her steps accordingly.
Dance Dance Revolution was featured in the movie Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen starring Lindsay Lohan who was challenged to a dance off by her nemesis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dance_Dance_Revolution   (4534 words)

 Dance - Wikiquote
A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Dance is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Dance   (350 words)

Two couples dance through several figures together, and at the end of the set each couple ends up dancing with a new couple up or down the line.
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)

The mission of the Dance Division is to prepare graduates for work in the professional world as performers, teachers and choreographers as well as provide them with a broad-based background in the humanities in preparation for advanced graduate study.
The Dance Division's commitment to intellectual and artistic growth creates an environment that is challenging, stimulating and disciplined in which individual artistry is nurtured by a hands-on teaching approach and cultivated through diverse performance opportunities.
The Dance Division's existing curriculum provides students with a state of the art education and an individualized course of study to suit their own professional dance needs and career goals.
conservatory.umkc.edu /dance.asp   (314 words)

 Augusta Heritage Center's Dance theme week
Every night there is a social dance for the whole campus, led by our great staff of callers and musicians, as well as concerts and mini-classes.
On the cutting edge of a new crop of contra dance callers, Nils is known for his fabulous energy and spirit.
Her clawhammer banjo, unusual in a contra dance band, is a driving force.
www.augustaheritage.com /dance.html   (970 words)

Dance can also mean a certain set of steps and motions, usually made in time to music.
Dancing is both an art form and a form of recreation.
This Digest article examines the rationale for dance in education, the status of dance education, and selected issues in dance education.
www.42explore.com /dance.htm   (1087 words)

 SCA Renaissance Dance Homepage
Western social dance in the Renaissance is also being actively studied and recreated by many groups.
The dance, ancient and modern / translated from the French by Arabella E. Moore, 1900.
Dances from the Gresley Manuscript - Circa 1500
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/dance.html   (723 words)

 SUNY Brockport Department of Dance
Brockport dance alumni are performing in major dance companies and teaching at universities, public schools and private studios.
DANSCORE and the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble offer regular opportunities for students to perform on and off campus; students also have many opportunities to choreograph and perform their own work in four to six concerts a year on campus.
Dance training at the college level is broader in scope.
www.brockport.edu /dance   (972 words)

Dancing in the mid-Hudson Valley, NY (and nearby)
Dance Me Tonight has links to lots of dances and live music, all by area.
The Dance Floor: Dancing in the Mid Hudson Valley leans toward ballroom.
www.feathersite.com /Dance/Dance.html   (1786 words)

 Khoj - Directory for dance
Dance form that is of recent vintage; Uday Shankar is regarded as the father of modern dance in India; web site contains a listing of various exponents of modern dance.
Dance form that originated in Kerala; literally means dance of the enchantress; the dance is mentioned in 18th century texts but was revived in the reign of Maharaja Swati Tirunal; was further developed by Vallathol, a 20th century writer.
Dance form indigenous to eastern India, especially Orissa; there are three recognised schools or styles: Seraikella, Purulia and Mayurbhanj.
khoj.com /Arts_and_Humanities/Performing_Arts/Dance   (350 words)

 Dynamic Animation and Control and Environment
DANCE is a portable, open, plug-in based, object-oriented software package for physics-based character animation.
DANCE has been used for a variety of physics-based applications that include biomechanics modelling and composeable controllers.
A demo version of DANCE in binary form is available for download here in time for the Symposium of Computer Animation 2005 and SIGGRAPH conferences (July 29th, 2005).
www.magix.ucla.edu /dance   (401 words)

 Dance! Dance! Dance!
The goal of the game is simple; hit a series of buttons on the controller, keeping time with the musical beat of the game, and create dance combinations that will score higher points than the computer or another player.
There is no true combination path to follow—trying to keep with the beat and creating high scoring dance combos is a bit frustrating to the first time player.
Dance games like this one are getting quite popular, and with the sequel to the successful
www.ex.org /4.2/37-game_dancedancedance.html   (415 words)

 International Encyclopedia of Dance
The dearth of scholarly research on dance has been blamed on many factors: the recent development of the art form itself, a lack of substantial body of written criticism, and the separation of philosophical aesthetics from analytical research.
Scholarship is also difficult because of the complexities of dance, especially its non-verbal, ephemeral, and multimedia character, encompassing human movement, music, scenery, lighting, costumes, acting, and even, in some experimental works, poetry-reading and "everyday" movement.
It is symptomatic of the continuing struggle of dance scholarship that the Encyclopedia was not actually published until 1998, some twenty years after the initial planning, having been considered and rejected by several publishers.
www.csulb.edu /~jvancamp/article9.html   (1157 words)

 What Is Contra Dance?
A dancer and his or her partner dance a series of figures, or moves, with each other and with another couple for a short time.
Contra dances are a place where people from many walks of life come together to dance and socialize.
Contra dance is a form of dance that thrusts a different person of the opposite sex into your arms every 30 seconds or so.
www.sbcds.org /contradance/whatis   (1945 words)

 Southern California Dance and Directory
It quickly came to include other dance organizations that are important for dance in education and dance therapy, as well as organizations of great help assisting dance companies in Los Angeles.
There will also be information about Dance at the University of Southern California and about my own company Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, with performing units Louise Reichlin & Dancers and Zapped Taps(tm)/Alfred Desio.
Now, Dance and Movement at USC are found in the School of Music and the School of Theatre, both part of the university structure.
www.usc.edu /dept/dance   (946 words)

 Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Its aims are the research of historical dances (from 15th to 19th century) on a scientific basis, as well as the practising and performing the dances themselves
CCDR is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the study of dance.
The Dance Page is co-maintained by Arts Wire and DanceUSA, whose role is to maintain the collection, organize the information, and to add new listings.
www.theatrelibrary.org /links/Dance.html   (442 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Dance, Dance, Dance: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is an assault on the sense, part murder mystery, part metaphysical speculation; a fable for our times as catchy as a rock song blasting from the window of a sports car.
'Dance Dance Dance'doesn't disappoint, it starts out a bit slow but draws you in to his strange world.
Dance Dance Dance is very much in the vein of Hard Boiled Wonderland & The End Of The World, and A Wild Sheep Chase (to which this book is a sequel, though it doesn't matter too much if you haven't read it) - in turns surreal, scary, funny, romantic and moving.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0099448769   (883 words)

 History of Dance
A brief history of ballroom, breakdance, country, fad, flamenco, jazz and Latin dance, salsa, swing, tango and western.
If you have a history of dance that you want to share with our readers, please submit it to our webmaster.
Learn the dances from the Italian renaissance, Baroque, Victorian Era and 19th and 20th century dances.
www.centralhome.com /ballroomcountry/history.htm   (252 words)

The dance minor allows students to continue their artistic development as a dancer while pursuing another area of study at Wake Forest.
The classes teach the fundamentals of dance technique and are traditionally focused towards those students with a limited dance experience.
Many of the dancers have found the dance company at Wake Forest as a way to balance their love of dance with their future goals of becoming a doctor or lawyer.
www.wfu.edu /theatre/dance/dance.htm   (960 words)

 Arts - Dance - New York Times
On the season premiere of the ABC hit series “Dancing With the Stars,” Heather Mills, Paul McCartney’s estranged ex-wife, found refuge from a messy divorce and a disability on the dance floor.
The Joyce Theater tours China for a two-week fund-raising trip that promises to marry typical tourist pleasures with serious dance encounters.
Now, she dances in the church and teaches others how to spread the word of Jesus through praise dance.
www.nytimes.com /pages/arts/dance/index.html   (598 words)

 dance, ballet, choreography, reviews, calendar
The festival has firmly established hip hop onto the dance scene in France, and witnessed the emergence of a new generation of choreographers whose roots lie in street dancing.
It is classical dance moving forward just as surely as William Forsythe's in the 1980's and 90's.", writes dance editor Patricia Boccadoro from Paris.
Dance editor Patricia Boccadoro reports on hot, young dancer / choreographers at the Paris Opera Ballet.
www.culturekiosque.com /dance   (308 words)

 Amazon.com: Dance Dance Dance: Books: Haruki Murakami,Alfred Birnbaum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although Dance Dance Dance is probably my favorite Haruki Murakami novel besides The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, and possibly the deepest, I just have to start with an amusing observation.
*Dance, Dance, Dance* is a wholly original novel that's been rightly characterized as reminiscent of `a Japanese Philip K. Dick.' That's a compliment, by the way.
Mind and reality clash in his works, and Dance, Dance, Dance is one of his most fascinating journeys of this clash.
www.amazon.com /Dance-Haruki-Murakami/dp/0679753796   (2071 words)

The art of dance is both a powerful means of self-expression and an enjoyable route to physical well-being.
The dance program at Knox is intended to allow students to explore the range of dance expression beginning at their own level, while emphasizing both aesthetic expression and practical technique within the historical context of each.
Knox offers a minor in dance to all students, whether they intend to continue studying dance at the graduate level or for personal fulfillment as they pursue other career paths.
www.knox.edu /dance.xml   (396 words)

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