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Dance Styles

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ballet oldest dance style
ballet began in France
ballet girls wore pointe shoes
ballet light graceful and fluid movements
jazz began in the US
jazz shoes are used by both boys and girls
jazz sharp movements
modern began in Europe
modern abstract and unique
modern dancers often dance barefoot
hip hop began in the Bronx area of NY city in the late 1960s
hip hop dancers wear sneakers/tennis shoes/street clothing
hip hop precise and sharp movements
tap African American slaves developed this style
tap tap shoes are always worn
tap the toe, ball, and heel of the shoe are used while dancing
tap have to have a good sense of rhythm
ballroom began in different countries
ballroom dancers perform with a partner - a duet
ballroom costumes are formal
ballroom back posture and hand placements are very important
Created by: ajcourt