The unknown waltz dance history poses several setbacks to the promotion of the dance among most people. In the past, there have been several allusions to a gliding and sliding dance (the waltz) dating as far back as the 16th century. In the 16th century, H S. Beheim, a printer made representations about this dance. Another French philosopher, Montaigne wrote about a dance that he has witnessed in Augsburg in the year 1580. This dance had the partners so close that the faces could touch. Kunz Haas was also of the opinion that the dance was now the godless, spinner or Weller.
In the world of ballroom dances, the waltz dance history is the oldest of these dances dating far back to the mid eighteenth century. The predecessor of the waltz is believed to be a German [Read Full Article…]
Dancing steps and timing is very important to ballroom dance. In this post, I’m going to show you how to count the steps and timing of Rumba ballroom dance for lady. It’s very easy as long as you are able to move your feet and counting 1,2,3 and 4…
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Samba dance origin can be traced back to 16th Century when the Portuguese landed in what is now known as Rio de Janeiro, or at the banks of the January River in the East Coast of South America. Hence the Brazilian influence is very apparent in the Samba dance. Like many dances the Samba too has taken its form from many cultures such the African Culture, the Iberian Culture, the Indian Culture and from other Latin dances.
Samba is a lively, joyful and colorful dance performed with lots of energy and gay abandon. Samba dance origin has been so strong and concrete that till today the Samba dance lends vivacity and color to an occasion and maintains the upbeat mood. The Samba dance is performed in various styles and each style has its own unique attraction. Some examples are the Samba de enredo, a dance performed at [Read Full Article…]
Are you a dance lover? Do you like to perform the various attractive dances? Do you want to learn how to dance the Samba? Well, join the band wagon. There are dancers out there wanting to learn how to dance the Samba and here I am giving you some guidelines. Please understand that most of the dances have some linking factor and hence if you are familiar with any one type of dancing then you are already one step ahead.
There are a lot of dances which originated from Africa such as the Mambo, Tango and also the Samba which is from Brazil. A samba dancer is often called “Sambista” in Brazil and this dance form was used as a cover up for performers of the “Capoeira” which was a forbidden martial art. Samba became very popular and internationally acclaimed and gradually this form of dancing got incorporated in dancing competitions and in dancing performed at balls.
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