Dance Types and Styles
Ever since the European Renaissance, dance continued to rise and popularity. Hundreds of new dance styles emerged between those times and today, and here you can find out some of the most popular dances that are in use today.
From the days of early human history to the modern times, dance remained present as a perfect way of visual communication, form of expression, workout routine and a part of religious ceremony. After many centuries of development, modern dance can today be separated in several distinct style categories. Here you can find out more about them.
The need for exploring the limits of human body and expression slowly formed the dance style that is today known as contemporary dance. Here you can find out more about this highly demanding dance that is practiced by thousands of professionals around the world.
Lion Dance represents one of the most popular religious and entertaining dance styles in China and surrounding countries of Taiwan, Korea and Japan. By symbolizing the power of the lion, this dance entertained people of Asia for more than a thousand years, bringing fortune, protection and happiness to all who witnessed it.
Ballet styles are French, Italian, Russian ballet according to geographical origin and romantic, classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet according to development through time and combination with modern dance. Ballet methods are formalized classical ballet training systems, often founded by one creator or a ballet group. Ballet technique formalized methods and execution of body movement, like define toe pointing, body posture, arm movement and mode of turn.
Pointe technique is one of the most iconic element of ballet. Pointe technique means that ballet dancer performs on the tips of fully extended feet and in this way ballet dancer supports all body weight. It is performed in pointe shoes. Ballet dancers have to dance for a few years before they can start practice pointe technique and got to have strength in legs, feet and ankles to avoid injuries.