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Madeline Wallace

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maryann carroll

on 9 June 2016

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Transcript of Madeline Wallace

Why do people dance?
What are some popular forms of dance?
What is the history behind dance?
Sometimes it is for religious reasons.
Some popular types of dance are:
the jitterbug-1930s
the jive-1950s
the twist-1960s
disco and jazz dancing-1970s
break dancing-1980s
Many people loved these types of dances.
The exact origins of dance are unknown but, prehistoric people left behind cave paintings that seem to indicate that even the earliest people danced.Before their was language dancing may have been used to communicate or express emotion.Some of the cave paintings even suggest that the prehistoric people might have danced in order to control the events in their lives.The very 1st written records of dance date back 4,000 years ,to the Egyptians.Foe the Egyptians dancing was an important part of life.Dacing was part of a cultural festival held for the 2 most important gods, Isis and Osiris.
By: Madeline Wallace
How was dancing developed?
Humans have danced for religious reasons for thousands of years.
Most religious dances are a form of prayer.They believe if they dance as they pray good things will happen such as fertile soil for their crops and to have success in war.
Social reasons:
Dancing is an important part of social functions.
Many societies have unique forms and characteristics of dance.
Dancing may take place at ceremonial occasions or at informal gatherings.
Members of a group express their sense of common identity or belonging by dancing together.
Recreational reasons:
A lot of people like to dance for fun.
Dancing allows people to feel their body moving freely, to release energy and express excitement and joy.
It is also good exercise.
When you dance your testing the limits of what your body can do.
Dance enlarges the natural tendency to express feelings physically.
Artistic reasons:

In many societies dance is an important art form.
Because dance uses no words,images or sounds self-expression and representation come from the fact that dance uses the body directly.
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