"Dance; the hidden language of the soul."
TAP DANCING (Is it still relevant today?)
What happened to tap dancing? Tap dance was known to be used to help those who were interested in making dance their career. It was introduced to those who needed to practice perfect body posture along with the dance ballet. Tap dance assisted with making you a more well-rounded dancer in the art of dance. Tap helps the dancer listen to music closely, it helped you to feel the music in a new way. Tap turned your feet into human piano keys, that would encounter you to listen and count the rhythm of the beat in music.
Original Soul Train Dancer Adolfo 'Shabba Doo' Quniones passes away at 65
Adolfo Gutierrez Quiñones, AKA Adolfo Gordon Quiñones was born on May 11, 1955, and died on December 30, 2020, at his home. His professional name was Shabba Doo, and he was an American of Peurto Rican and African descent. If the names don't ring a bell his face should be familiar because of his success in various factions of the entertainment industry. Shabba was a dancer, choreographer, as well as an actor. Quiñones is perhaps best known for his role as Orlando "Ozone" in the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin' and the sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Confession: I’m a Senior Citizen Who Likes Electronic Dance Music
Although I’m a senior citizen now, I like a lot of the same music younger people enjoy, including electronic dance music (EDM).
LET'S DANCE: BALLET
Hello Beautiful People, I hope you’re all thriving!! Do you love to dance? I sure do! I’ve always had a thing for dance for as long as I can remember. Whether its taking a dance class, dancing at church or binging on dance videos and TV Shows, I have grown to appreciate different styles of dance and I wan to share this love and passion with all of you. Therefore,I’m going to kick start this year’s blog with a ‘lets dance’ series. This series will take a look at all the popular dance styles by diving into their history, their evolution, the cultural and social issues involved etc. I will be starting this series with ballet at it is known as the ‘ foundation of all dance styles’. and it was one of my many loves growing up. Now, Ladies and Gentlemen…I introduce to you….”LET’S DANCE!!!”
Everybody's Gotta Dance!
I know it may be cliche to say, but that is one of my favorite sayings. Dance Like No One Is Watching! And you really have to be able to do that. It helps you be confident in yourself and your body. At least it does for me.
The beat. The beat is hypnotic; it dances on its own. A special groove to sing to, move to, as you stand in place, preparing for the sweat.
SOUL CENTRAL DELIVER NEW DISCO, HOUSE & GOSPEL HIT
Not ones to rest on their laurels, the UK production duo Soul Central continue to forge forward with an stream of fresh new music. Teaming up with gospel talent Jennifer Wallace and West Loop Chicago on the instant classic “Work It Out (People)” here they have delivered a surefire house anthem, which aptly sits alongside stellar versions of Soho’s timeless tune “Hot Music” and jazz-fusion pioneers Weather Report’s “Teen Town”. CoOp affiliate EVM128 is on the remixing duties as his broken beat take on the soulful “Work It Out (People)” blazes through.
Whether you are studying the history of an artistic discipline or preparing for a formal dance competition, such as an audition to join a dance group, you should know at least a little bit about the origins and development of dance. In addition to the benefits of studying dancers, including dance history can enrich your personal culture and give you a better understanding of the development and genre of dance.
Go To Music
At my age (sixty-six,) my body needs some persuading. But, to be honest, it's always needed a nudge when it comes to housework and all the other mundane tasks I deplore. But those jobs must be done, right? So, I turn to music. Music takes me back to a time when my old limbs moved better and faster. The rhythm of some of my favorites trick these old bones into doing something besides clicking. With music, even long road trips make the odometer go by faster. Music is a strong motivator and a very positive coach for the not so inclined, like me. Can you relate?
What Body Part do You Listen With?
Mind or Body As a writer who uses music and dance in her stories, I’m always studying, analyzing, and exploring the best way to capture the essence and metaphysical connection we have to music and dance. I’ve also ran into too many dance/music snobs who value melody/composition over beat/rhythm, intellectual listening over visceral feel. One is not superior to the other, and both satisfy different needs. It may be that because we value intellect when decision-making and dare I say voting, we want to apply this to music, too? But I want to make a case for understanding and recognizing the value of balance. I’m sick of division and yeah, maybe I think everyone should add a little dance in their life.
Merengue Tipico; In My Heart and Blood
Every Dominican knows there is nothing better than dancing. And what is dancing without music? The Dominican Republic, mi tierra. My birthplace. The land that birthed merengue and other beautiful things like Bachata, mangu, sancocho, and of course - my favorite - my entire family.
Dancing the Shim Sham
Hello, Swing Dance Club If you were a part of the Swing Dance Club at St. Olaf College, your greatest duty was to insist that anyone you met who wasn’t in the club absolutely without a doubt HAD to come and try swing dancing. It wasn’t a written rule, it wasn’t an oral contract, the organizers didn’t even tell you to do it; you just did it. Because swing dancing was just that SUPER DUPER AWESOME AND AMAZING.