When she wanted to dance to
the right, the shoes would dance to
the left, and when she wanted to dance up the room, the shoes danced back again, down the steps, into the street, and out of the city gate.
Then he wanted the dance to
end that he might get rid of his partner.
Thank you, it's a very interesting dance to
watch,' said Alice, feeling very glad that it was over at last: `and I do so like that curious song about the whiting
From Mozart Rachel passed without stopping to old English hunting songs, carols, and hymn tunes, for, as she had observed, any good tune, with a little management, became a tune one could dance to
Hinman taught a combination of ball room and folk dance to
both sexes at Chicago's Hull House as early as 1897, and ten years later, the Principal at P.
Above all, always focus on relaxing into the stillness of the central axis while allowing the rest of the dance to
flow around it in a natural response to the music with which you are moving.
Women got tired of standing back," says Native American dance educator and elder Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago), "so they developed this dance to
say 'Look, we can dance as well as the men, maybe even a little better.
The evolution of bhangra--a male folk dance traditionally not for women at all--from folk dance to
popular club music to aerobic workout reveals the creative tension between nostalgia and change.
They are asked to change their dancing, often with little practice, because after all, they should be able to dance to
any music, any tempo, with any partner, and still be graceful.
Ideally multicultural in orientation, it would trace dance from its birth in religious ritual and folk dance to
the evolution of classical ballet and modern dance styles.
Tomko's study shows how much we have to discover about the centrality of dance to
our history, our culture, and our national identity.
These questions figured prominently in Dance/USA's eleventh biennial roundtable, Taking Dance to
the Next Stage held at Pittsburgh's Omni William Penn Hotel, June 8 to 12, as a component of the First National Performing Arts Convention, Taking the Arts to the Next Stage.