Acceptance Speech | Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean (GBR) | ISU Skating Awards 2021

Reasons Adults Should Dance Ballet

When it comes to dance, there’s no age limit set. You can do whatever you want anytime you want. You can still learn to enjoy the dance because there are still benefits that you can enjoy.

Bloch Ballroom Dance Shoes Offer Your Feet a Quality Option

If you’re looking for a new pair of ballroom dance shoes, than you should consider Bloch. Bloch makes quality shoes at inexpensive prices.

History of Tap Dancing and What to Look For in Tap Shoes

Tap dancing was made famous by (among others) Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Junior, who are all well known dancers of ‘rhythmic tap’. Rhythmic tap is a kind of tap dancing whose performers are called ‘hoofers’ as they make a louder sound with their shoes and dance primarily using leg movements. Tap dancing rose in popularity in the 1930s, 40s and 50s when dancers like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, who were prominent on the vaudeville circuit, migrated to television and film to showcase their talents.

A Summary of Tap History

Although the history of tap dancing is widely considered an American art form it involves a fusion of many different cultures. This form of dance is a mixture of British, African, Irish, Spanish and Scottish influences.

Swing Dancing

Swing dancing rocketed to popularity with the advent of the big band, especially during World War II, though it was popular throughout the late 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. The most common types of swing are the Jitterbug and its more difficult counterpart, the Lindy Hop. (The Jitterbug is done on an eight count, and the Lindy Hop is a triple step.)

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