How many high school dances are there
School Dance Trends: Breaking Down What's Up on the Floor
Spring dance season is cranked full blast. Got a kid stricken with boogie fever? We break it down and take a peek at today’s middle and high school blowouts.
Raise your hand if you remember your first school dance.
I remember throngs of middle schoolers unleashing rabid energy in a gym or cafeteria – two rooms impossible to make nice because of their size and their smell, regardless of the decorating skills of dedicated parent volunteers.
Now flash back to your senior prom: a respectable sit-down dinner with friends at an elegant country club followed by hours of glow-inducing boogie woogie.
While today’s kids are more likely to floss than cabbage patch out on the floor, these tween-to-teen rites of passage are alive and well – and leaving a trail of lifelong memories (and Insta pics) behind.
So what’s the lay of the land? Traditions vary by district, but there are some definite trends. As your kid sashays into this turf, get savvy about dates, posses, dresses, suits, flowers … and the fine art of the promposal.
High school dances
Generally, high schools still have three dances during the school year. Here’s a breakdown of each one.
The all-school celebration held during the end of football season is, for most attendees, a semi-formal or better-than-casual event.
Groups of friends attend together, a DJ spins and the whole Saturday-night event is over in just a few hours.
The weather is typically warm enough for outdoor photos, and some parents host cider-and-doughnut socials before the dance to give kids extra time in their finery.
The winter semi-formal
This dance is sometimes still called “Sadie Hawkins,” after a character in the 1937 Lil’ Abner comic strip, but it’s also called Turnabout, Snowcoming and, in the Rochester area, it’s called Tri-High, a newly branded collaborative dance for students at Rochester, Rochester Adams and Stoney Creek high schools.
Each school can sell 400 tickets and then takes turns hosting the event, which gives students the chance to enjoy one big dance, says Jen Taylor, a Rochester mom of one son and three daughters – the youngest a junior at Rochester Adams.
The “promenade,” modeled after the common coed banquet held at universities in the 19th century, took hold in high schools in the booming post-war economy of the 1950s.
According to Time, Susan Ford held her 1975 senior prom at home – a Washington, D.C. residence better known as the White House.
This is still a huge event for kids. Some schools welcome juniors and seniors, some just seniors, and others allow freshmen and sophomores to attend as the date of a junior or senior.
Yes, the quintessential “prom date” still exists, but tons of kids prefer to party with friends as a “prom posse.”
Dances for tweens
Younger students can also get in on the fun by attending dances thrown throughout the year at local venues.
For example, since mid-century, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, has hosted youth dances, including eight per year (plus an eighth-grade graduation dance) where about 300 residents and students of the Grosse Pointe middle schools bounce to “clean versions” of modern hits, according to Jessi Kaminski, the War Memorial’s manager of communications and programming, and Denise Fry, director of community engagement.
Harry Potter, Hawaiian luau, school pride, sports and white-out themes are popular, and kids are especially encouraged to dress up for the Holiday Ball.
“We give families in the community an opportunity on Friday nights to get their kids out, try something new and meet new people,” says Fry, who adds that parents often recall their own middle school dance days – and even some War Memorial weddings can be traced back to a middle school dance.
As far as middle school dances go, though, some middle schools have done away with dances completely, while some throw a couple each year, and others have after-school activities instead, where kids can eat pizza, play games and dance a flawless Fortnite floss.
Irene Kiousis, a mom of two from Troy, helped organize the eighth-grade dance – the only dance at Boulan Park Middle School – which is an annual DJ-entertained event that follows the class graduation.
“It was more meaningful for the kids because it was their last day together as a class,” she says.
Formal wear tips for girls
High School kids tend to dress somewhat down for homecomings and winter formals, but a school dance is still a great opportunity to dress up. Julie LaFramboise of Berkley negotiated with Maggie, her high school junior, on the length of her dresses – a challenge when hemlines are high and your daughter is 5-foot-11.
“She’s so tall that mini-dresses at Forever 21 are like T-shirts,” she says. “What kind of underwear do you wear under that?”
Gaggles of middle school girls in short, short dresses and Vans, Converse or Dr. Martens give way to more sophisticated high school footwear: heels and platforms … and more short dresses.
“Prom senior year is the one (dance) when they want to wear long dresses,” says Lisa White, a mom of a son and daughter who attend Bloomfield Hills High School. (Get tips on how to save on your child’s prom dress here).
As a professional stylist with Bell & White in the Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills area, White watches trends, and she says expect to see bodycon red carpet style.
“They all want fitted. They all like backless,” she says.
Yellows, reds, blues and greens are popular, and metallics are having a moment, too. Extra points for sequins and embellishments, which are edging out elaborate jewelry – with one exception.
“Chandelier earrings are big right now,” she says.
Style tips for guys
Imagine the freedom of dressing to match your personality, rather than your date’s dress.
“Major changes in the last two years, and one-third of my customers are not taking a date to prom,” says Dan Wesner, manager at Wesner Tuxedo in Sterling Heights. “Now they wear what they want.”
And what they want isn’t what the tux reps are touting.
Each February, Wesner invites 25 students from seven area schools to spend a couple of hours eating pizza and talking trends.
And from this face-to-face market research, Wesner stocks his store.
Here are some tips based on the things he’s learned:
- Fit: High and tight, with shorter jackets that button only when the wearer breathes in deeply.
- Ditch the vest for suspenders.
- Bow ties are back! “Ninety-six percent will wear them,” Wesner says.
- Tiny pops of color in the bow tie and a pocket square.
- Cost-conscious kids may like loafers to match their tie, but often won’t spend the money.
And if your child is gender non-conforming, everyone looks great in a black jacket with tails paired with black dress pants – or in a vest that shows off personality.
Hair and makeup
Getting ready for the event is part of the event. Makeup and hair for 11 homecoming-bound freshmen?
No problem, says Tiffany Elie of Huntington Woods-based Tiffany Elie Makeup Artistry & Associates. But prom is when parents are more likely to splash out.
And the look is dewy and fresh, not dramatic. No smoky eye! Bold pink or coral shimmer on the lips and cheeks, natural highlights, natural brows and “definitely glitter liner.”
Hair is beach waves, high ponytail or half-up with thick, soft braids blended with a couple of smaller braids for a natural, romantic look.
When Elie does work with eighth graders and bat mitzvahs, she keeps makeup light and fresh – no false lashes for young girls.
A picture of the dress is tremendously helpful when planning flowers, says Elizabeth Viviano DeLapp, product development consultant for Viviano Flower Shop in St. Clair Shores and across metro Detroit.
The hand-picked look with plenty of botanical greenery is big this year, perfect for wrist corsages, even “flowers as body art” in the form of bracelets and bohemian-style garland wreaths that encircle the crown of the head.
Peach is the color of the year, but blues, burgundies and blush pinks are popular, too. The biggest growth area in dance-related florals? A corsage for the daddy-daughter dance, says Elizabeth Viviano DeLapp of Viviano Flower Shop.
… And favors
The memento I just can’t forget from my own prom? A wine glass etched with the date and theme (Precious Moments!) was such a bad idea for alcohol-curious 17-year-olds.
My own kids came home with monogrammed picnic blankets – a much better choice. More practical, too!
Getting the Insta-worthy pics
“Pictures are a big deal, and where you take them is almost as important as who you are going with. The kids go overboard. Pictures are like a party,” says Dan Wesner of Wesner Tuxedo. “They go to George George Park (in Clinton Township), and have backup plans for when it rains. Somerset or Lakeside Mall, or a hotel with a nice lobby, or near a fountain.”
In Huntington Woods, Mary Kay Davis Park is known year-round as “Prom Park,” and the entire neighborhood turns out to share the fun.
But Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township actively involves parents in a special way. An hour before the dance starts at Palazzo Grande, parents set up barricades that flank a red carpet.
Kids pose for hundreds of photos during the “Parent Paparazzi.” The hidden benefit, says Wesner, is hundreds of watchful eyes.
“You might sneak by your principal with alcohol, but you’d never walk past 200 parents. That lowered pre-drinking. It was a big move and it was cool.”
A mom’s advice
By the time your kid is old enough to attend prom, you’re happy they are arranging the party bus or limo, finding friends to fill the seats and collecting the cash to pay for it all. But it’s smart to keep a sharp eye on this choice.
Many transportation companies operate legitimate services, but in 2015, some Berkley High School students were stranded at prom when their driver was arrested for “violating probation relating to a felony assault conviction” and their bus impounded.
Police may not have been alerted to the situation if it weren’t for a couple of students getting sick from allegedly eating brownies laced with pot.
Talk to your student about school dance rules, because they absolutely exist. As a parent, you want your kid to make memories, not bad choices, so don’t be afraid to discuss appropriate behavior with regard to smoking, drinking, drug use and sex.
We have Brad Bain to thank for the promposal origin story. It was 2001 when he asked his girlfriend to prom over the loudspeaker of the Plano, Texas store where they both worked.
The trend went viral and balloons, flowers, chocolates, sushi, teddy bears and pizzas with the word “PROM?” desperately spelled out in pepperoni accompany the big ask.
Creativity is the name of the game, but don’t worry about your kid getting rejected – social circles are thick, and word spreads about who will say “yes” to whom.
What ever happened to Jen and Brad? They were married in 2008. Awwww!
Do you have any advice to help your child make the most of an upcoming school dance? Drop your thoughts in the comments.
The Ultimate Guide To High School Dances
I really didn’t think that I was the type of person that would enjoy school dances. I mean, I do love dancing, but I didn’t think my socially-awkward (In reality, I was much more of a quiet loner in elementary school. Ivy Prep was when I built up my confidence more, spoke up and made friends, but I digress) self would enjoy that type of thing. I wanted to go to at least one dance in my whole high school career because I never even bothered to go to any in middle school. I ended up going to the first dance in my freshman year and loved it. (I didn’t end up going to the second dance that year, but that was mostly because of laziness). I remember being so nervous about it. I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do. I was confused about convincing my parents to let me go, shopping for dresses, and everything after. I wasn’t the only one. My friends and I discussed how clueless we were all the time. I sort of just winged it (I was unaware of a certain entity called Pinterest at the time), and it ended up going really well. It was a load of fun. I’m writing this because I know that there is some freshman girl (or boy) somewhere who is as clueless as I was. These are things I really wish there was a guide for when I was a freshman. Hope you feel a bit at peace because of it. (There a few little personal stories intermixed with this post as well)
//Ask your parents if you can go
In my freshman year of high school, my mom was a bit weary of me going to the Fall Dance (I went to nerd school, so we didn’t have “Homecoming”. No football team). My dad convinced her to let me go. But she said he had to stay parked in front of the school the whole time. I didn’t really mind because he didn’t really do anything. I’m not really embarrassed by my parents and he never went inside, so it was fine. Remember to ask your parents. I feel like most American parents would be excited, so something like that probably wouldn’t happen to you. Just tell them so that they can add the date to their schedule//Buy Tickets
My school charged $8 if you buy them before the dance and $10 at the door. If you’re bringing a friend from another school, buy their ticket and put their name down as your guest. At GSMST, we were only allowed to bring one person outside of school.
I got into a lot of dances for free because I took pictures for yearbook, but of course, I actually had to take pictures and do interviews and stuff, so it wasn’t all just socializing. There was work to be done.//Buy a Dress (Or a Suit, if you’re a guy)
This is what I panicked about the most in my freshman year because I literally hadn’t worn a dress since 2nd grade. I also went to a uniformed all-girls school for 3 years, so I didn’t know anything about clothes (still don’t really). I went to Macy’s with my mom the first time. Other times I went shopping with my friends.
- Don’t spend too much money!!!-Every upperclassman has this discussion with a freshman. I’ve heard so many people say, “I paid $80 for my freshman year dance and $15 for my sophomore year dance.” Some high schools may be a bit more fancy in terms of dresses, but mine wasn’t. Any dress can look classy if your hair and makeup look nice. And remember: It’s dark. Don’t clear your bank account in one day.
- Same goes for guys– you can probably get away with nice pants and a button-down shirts (Us women are jealous), and a jacket maybe. And again, you don’t need to spend that much money.
- Make sure you can wear it again. Don’t waste your money on something you will only wear once.
- Just don’t worry about your appearance too much. Dressing up once in awhile is fun. You don’t need to be too excessive about it. Enjoy yourself.
Let me start with this: YOU DON’T NEED A DATE. It is not a requirement in having fun at dances. In fact, there were more people at my school who didn’t have dates than did. I’ve been to dances with dates and without them. Both are fun and absolutely awesome. I am so lucky that I have awesome friends to do things with. Dances are no fun without them. I will talk more about this later in the “At the Dance Section.” Let’s just stick to planning right now.
- Make plans with your friends– not all your friends will want to go and that’s fine. Make plans on meeting each other at school or getting ready together or going out to eat. I will elaborate on this more below.
- Ask someone to the dance (If you want)– as I said above, dates aren’t necessary. I have had fun with and without dates at dances. If you like someone, just do it. It’s better to look back on life without any regrets. If they say yes, that’s awesome. If they say no, you can move on. Stop making things so complicated and take control of your life, darnit!
- Stop waiting for someone to ask you– don’t wait around or ponder on (isn’t that just an awesome word: ponder. It has a nice ring to it) whether or not someone will ask you. I was never one to think about this stuff because, well, men are cowards. I don’t speak for all men, but I went to nerd school, with socially awkward geeks and very confident female STEM people (that is probably grammatically incorrect, but I stand by it). Nerd women are scary. What was my point again? Oh yeah. Don’t wait around. You have more important things to worry about. Like school!
- How are you going to get there ( Who is your ride)
- Are your driving?
- Are your parents driving you?
- Are you carpooling with a friend?
- Is your date driving you?
- Where are you getting ready
- Your house?
- If someone is coming over to get ready with you? If so, should you buy some snacks? Turn on a movie or some music?
- Friend’s house?
- Remember to bring everything you need: dress, shoes, jewelry, makeup, curling iron, am I forgetting anything?
- This is also a fun option. I loved getting ready with my friends.
- Are you going to eat dinner before or after the dance?
This depends on what plans you have with your friends or your date. My friends and I had a tradition where we go to Steak and Shake after every dance and eat chicken strips, fries, burgers, and ice cream. We did this every year after every dance (I went to 7 out of 8 of them). We just ate unhealthy fried food and talked. I wouldn’t end up getting home until after midnight. Those are some of my fondest memories. Being tired and sore from dancing for three hours and taking pictures for yearbook, then filling up on fried food and ice cream. One of my friends is allergic to peanuts, eggs, and bananas, and there’s a milkshake at Steak and Shake with all three ingredients and all of us laugh at the fact that everything she’s allergic to is in one food. I’ll stop digressing.
- Just because I always ate dinner after dances doesn’t mean you have to. Not everyone can put off dinner until 10 PM. And not all parents are willing to take their 14-year-olds (when we were freshmen. It was fine when we could drive ourselves) to eat that late. Plenty of people go out to eat before dances. Just make sure to plan when you are going to dinner so that you have time to get ready and get to the dance on time.
- Going home?
- This is what I usually did after eating out with my friends. I didn’t usually get home until around midnight (as I said above).
- Going to a restaurant?
- Like I said, I always went to Steak and Shake after dances with some of my friends
- Watching a movie
- This is what we did after prom
- Sleeping over at a friend’s house
- So this happened at a dance in junior year. My parents were really tired and didn’t think it was safe to pick me up that late (That is how tired they were), so I had an impromptu sleepover at my friend’s house. I discovered that she snored.
- Going home?
- Make Appointments (If you want)– I personally didn’t go out and get my hair done anywhere. I just did my hair at home. I’m all for saving money on stuff like that. You can apply your own makeup and do your hair. You can have a friend do it or your mom. I’ve done all three. Some people like to do that stuff, but I feel that splurging isn’t necessary. You don’t have to make an elaborate plan early on, but here are a few things you should think about pre-dance.
- Hair– Do something different from what you do normally. In my freshman year, I wore my hair in a braid every day. This isn’t an exaggeration. Literally every day. As in, my name in sign language is “braid” with a “T.” (Generally a deaf person names you based off of how they remember you, and a hard-of-hearing student named me after that, but I digress). Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, the dance was the only day I let my hair out. My hair is naturally straight, so I didn’t do anything with it. I just let it out and I looked so different. Everyone thought I put in effort, but I seriously didn’t do anything. When I cut my hair short (which basically means I chop it all off when it reaches my waist, like always), I curled my hair for dances. You see, you don’t need to do anything elaborate. If you keep your hair down all the time, put it up. If you have curly hair, straighten it. You don’t need to book hair appointments or anything. Keep it simple. If you do something different, it’ll automatically look festive.
- Makeup– You know how much makeup you normally wear. I didn’t really wear makeup in my first three years of high school (Granted because I didn’t own much and I sucked at it. Looking back, I probably looked really weird on my first date because I TRULY didn’t know what I was doing) I barely wore any makeup in my Freshman year. When I was 16, my aunt taught me how to properly put on makeup and I slowly got better. In my senior year, I wore it more (still very sporadically). If you wear makeup every day, you probably will want to go with something a bit more bold for dances. If you’re like me, putting minimal makeup will probably be enough for you. Just keep a mental note about what you want to do about makeup.
- Nails– I don’t really paint my nails. I did it a few times for dances, but it wasn’t a huge priority. If you want to put on nail polish, think of what colors you want to match your dress. If you’re like me and don’t own nail polish, borrow some from a friend. (That’s what I always did)
- Shoes– Boots. That is all I wore to dances. I’m a southern gal, born and raised in Georgia, so those are what I’m most comfortable in. There are logistical reasons as well. I’m 5’9’’ so heals aren’t the greatest idea (which sucks because I’m that weird person that likes and can walk in heels). Also, flats are uncomfortable. Boots are what I recommend.
- Mini Rant– A friend of mine and I have this rant where we say that only southerners have enough sass to pull off boots. Down here in Georgia, you can tell whether or not you are from here based off of how you wear boots. We say that when we go to New York and see people wearing boots, we internally cringe. Reading this now, this may be a wee bit exaggerated, but we truly do rant about this. We are not the only ones that say this. There is just something about being born in the south that makes you look good in boots. Ok. Rant over. (For now. This will probably come up again)
- Jewelry– Think about what jewelry you are going to wear. Wear something you own or buy something new if you want. I can’t control how you spend your money. I’m just the type of person who wears the same jewelry regularly.
//Go to where you’re getting ready, if anywhere?
Sometimes I’d get ready at home and sometimes I’d go to a friend’s house. It depended on the plan and who was driving.//Get ready
Duh//Head to the dance or to dinner, if you did that first
As you read above, you should make a plan.//Hang out with friends and your date
That is the best part about dances
You should hang out with both your friends and your date. You made a commitment to hang out with your date, so you should be with them at least half the time. The other half should be with your friends. And both.
- Mini story– So after a slow dance, Single Ladies came on and my boyfriend at the time nudged me towards my friends and told me to dance with them and left, saying “you gotta be single” and raised his eyebrows. I felt so grateful that he was like that. I would have talked with him, but I know that my girlfriends appreciated me being there (Also, one of our guy friends left his girlfriend to dance to this with us. It was so fun. )
- Note: Dancing to Single-Ladies when you are in a relationship is not that fun.
- Moral of the story: Spend time with everyone you love. Don’t prioritize one over the other. Because all these people are still a part of my life and those memories are cherished.
I also love doing this. Don’t be that person who stands to the side because they think they can’t dance. Being dorky and having fun is the point of it all.
In my freshman year, I discovered that American dancing is basically jumping and pumping your fists. If you can do that you’re solid. I don’t do only that, but whatever floats your boat.//Eat food
Soda. Cookies. Gummy Bears. Who could ask for more. (Of course there is more food than that, but you can see what my priorities are)//Take pictures
I was in Yearbook, so I took a lot of pictures. I just wasn’t in most of them. I always ended up regretting not taking enough pictures with my friends at the end of the night at almost every school event. I love looking back at old pictures, so I prioritized taking more personal pictures. Not just yearbook.
Have a photo shoot. They are surprisingly fun and you’ll get a lot of good photos with a ton of funny looking ones.
I already talked about these in depth in the “Planning” section. You can read my personal stories there. Other than that, these three options are pretty self-explanatory.
- Go out to dinner with friends
- Head home
- You can have a sleepover
- I was never really involved in things like drinking alcohol or doing drugs. I’m just not that type of person. Even if I preach how dangerous that stuff is, I don’t think it’ll help much. Just remember all the basic safety/common-sense stuff like:
- Don’t drink and drive
- Be careful about taking drugs
- Don’t walk off into dark alleys
- Please don’t smoke. It won’t cause any immediate danger, but come on! There are way too many reasons for you to stop.
- Random Story: My AP Biology teacher in my sophomore year told us that the first time he hosted a GSMST prom, he saw a group of boys go out to the patio and play cards. You heard me. Play cards. My teacher told them to go inside and have fun at their prom, but he was really thinking about how at his old school, he had to always go outside to stop the students from smoking. Reasons I love Nerd School!
- Please don’t smoke. It won’t cause any immediate danger, but come on! There are way too many reasons for you to stop.
- Keep your phone on so that your parents can contact you
- If you choose to have sex, be safe
- There is probably a ton more stuff, but I’m a huge goody-two-shoes and don’t really know what happens at regular high schools. But really, the best safety advice I can give is to NOT DO THINGS THAT CAN KILL YOU.
That’s all I can say about that. I hope I helped you with planning for dances. Those are truly some of my favorite memories of high school. I also hope you learned more about me as a person. Until next time my loves.
Is there anything I missed? What’s your favorite high school memory?
What are the varieties of dance movements? | Dance School Cosmo Dance
What are the types of dance movements?
Undoubtedly, dance is a special kind of art, because with the help of various movements a person expresses his inner world, feelings, emotions and various images, mainly doing it to music. In any dance movement there is some specific idea. This is a certain manner of conveying something important to other people, revealing oneself.
The dance has been born and perfected over many centuries, so it is unreasonable to assume that it is inclined towards mere entertainment or useless pastime. Moreover, the emergence of dance refers to very ancient religious customs of our ancestors. Although at the present time around the world there are already quite a lot of different movements in dance.
Among these movements, one can single out classical or its subspecies - modern ballets, folk dances, Latin American and many others, which are constantly updated and bring more and more new fashion to this day.
is the self-expression of various nationalities that tell in dances about the views, customs, temperament, customs and traditions of their population. For example, this is a gypsy girl - a hot and free dance; hopak - sparkling Ukrainian dance; lezginka - a spectacular Caucasian dance; round dance, trepak and others.
are the dances of the old times. They came to us from the 19th century, for example, these are dances - mazurka, square dance, also from the Renaissance, for example, this is contradans, and from the Baroque, for example, the minuet. Such dances have not lost their popularity to this day.
is a dance that is essentially an improvisation, so it is easy to learn and absolutely anyone can perform it. The movements of this dance are performed in the disco style to the music. Hustle has the following varieties: freestyle - free and independent dance; ladies hustle - a dance where 2 partner girls dance; sports hustle and others.
- dances suggesting a jazz rhythm. This direction originated in the 20th century and was created according to African and American dance traditions. Swing includes such types as, for example, boogie-woogie - a super-energetic and dynamic dance that simply “explodes” the viewers and the performers of this dance with drive. This also includes rock and roll - probably the most liberated and free dance of the 50s. Another well-known jive dance is a very frisky dance with free movements.
- this is a kind of direction that was most often developed by young men on the streets, in various parks and large venues. There are many varieties of it. For example, this is popping - a dance in which the dancer performs distinct movements, while it seems that his body is vibrating. This also includes breakdance - a dance that combines many elements of a power nature, this is aerobics, some tricks on the arms or legs, plastic. Therefore, such a dance is considered to some extent a sport.
- Hip-hop - seemingly very simple, but in fact with special difficulties dance. When this dance was revived, its idea was to protest against injustice and corruption. Well, in the future, this dance began to have different views and rapidly spread throughout the world. In order to dance it professionally, you need to train for quite a long time. When performing movements in a dance, a large load is transferred to the muscles, so dancers, before learning to dance, must be well prepared physically, develop plasticity and flexibility in themselves.
- this direction includes dances that emphasize the femininity and beauty of a girl. These are dances such as striptease - a dance during which you must use a pole. It involves a dance in which the dancer, while performing various movements, gradually exposes her body. This also includes belly dancing - a rather plastic and enchanting dance.
is a fairly popular dance in which exactly two partners participate: a woman and a man. Such a dance is divided into 2 main programs: the first is a standard, this includes dances: tango is an unsolved, mysterious dance that shows the nature of the relationship between partners; waltz - a dreamy and enthusiastic dance performed by a couple in a closed position; quickstep - radiant and perky performance of moving movements. The second program is latin, here dances: rumba is a dance of feelings; cha-cha-cha - an active dance about carelessness; samba is a dance about beauty and vivid impressions and others.
are dances that in principle have a large scope in the choice of movements. Such dances are intended for performance on large venues, on the dance floor. For example, such a flow in dances as electrodance is performed to special music at high speed, while the movements are performed with lightning speed and skillfully. This current also includes the tectonics, a fairly free and intricate dance. Among the main movements of a tectonist, one can single out the following: a jump in various forms, instant swings with arms and even legs.
Dances for children
are dances that previously belonged only to adult dances. Now the younger generation is doing it too. Children need this even more, because the dance is able to restore and improve physical development, prevent the appearance of stoop, and also make a beautiful figure and posture. In addition, it is much easier for children to learn to dance than adults, because they are still very flexible and energetic.
Modern dances for girls
- a trend in dancing that is close to young girls and slightly older women. This, for example, is a pole dance - a dance composed of some acrobatic and gymnastic elements. To dance it safely and perfectly, you need to prepare your body well, do physical exercises.
Strip-plasticity belongs to the same trend - a type of dance that allows you to become liberated and irresistible for your beloved man. Such a dance helps to say goodbye to your complexes and become more decisive.
Another dance in this current is the go-go. This type of dance, which is more related to the flow of club dances. Here the movements are performed more rigidly and aggressively. Dancers must have an ideal figure in order to master the skills of this dance and perform in the future at discos or clubs, not only as amateurs, but also as professionals. Thanks to these dances, the body becomes beautiful, slender, plastic, and you can also get rid of stoop.
- both imperious and exciting, including the following dances:
- Capoeira - in this dance you can meet acrobatic elements, leg swings, and other movements of a fighting nature.
Flamenco is an interesting dance that sometimes uses castanets. And its "highlight" is that it is danced to the tune of a guitar.
- Bachata is the most popular and sophisticated dance among others in this current, it is also considered a pair dance.
are the most current modern dances and are most common among young people. These include: shuffle, jazz, postmodern, go-go, modern, tectonic, hip-hop, breakdance and many others.
is the so-called performance, where the content of this performance is embodied in reality with the help of various musical and choreographic images. Dancers, thanks to special facial expressions and gestures, express the depth of character, emotions and feelings of their character. In other words, this is theater. Ballet can be classical, which is based on a certain plot, a certain idea. Modern ballet is a subspecies of the classical ballet, but with new techniques and a different story. This includes species such as:
- Modern: it is ideal for dancers with good physical fitness and excellent stretching;
- Contemporary: this dance is danced exactly barefoot or solo, or in pairs, or even in a group. The main idea of this dance is self-expression. It does not require any hard efforts, so everyone can start dancing this dance, regardless of age, only desire is important.
There is also a romantic ballet - a dance that was created in the image of heroes from literary works.
Currently, there are a huge number of different styles of dance, so a person of absolutely any age can find their own dance style. In addition, various innovations in dancing are constantly coming into fashion. Since each generation strives for self-improvement, for the expression of their opinions, feelings and ideas. Each person is unique and everyone wants to bring something new into this life!
About the different types of dance
Ballroom dancing is a type of social dance practiced by adults and children. Initially, they were practiced in European countries and the USA. Classical ballroom dancing is the waltz and polka, which appeared in 19century, foxtrot and tango - the twentieth century. During the entire period of development of the dance direction, the ballroom repertoire was replenished with other popular dances.
Some historical facts
The term "ballroom" comes from the Latin word "ballar" (to dance). A few centuries ago, only privileged and wealthy people could perform ballroom dancing, while commoners were allowed to dance only folk dances. Years have passed... Borders have disappeared and ballroom dancing has become an exciting hobby for many.
Partners dance together in close proximity, usually with some degree of physical contact. This proximity looks sophisticated, beautiful and unique.
The waltz appeared in England in the early 1800s, despite initial opposition to the closed dance. By 1840, polka, mazurka and schottisch appeared. At the beginning of the 20th century, ballroom dancing gained immense popularity in the United States. In the 21st century, this occupation is preferred by residents of different parts of the globe.
Types of ballroom dancing
People around the world enjoy the social and competitive nature of dance. These partner dances have managed to gain incredible popularity around the world, they can be seen on dance floors, in movies, TV shows, on stages.
There are several types of ballroom dancing - tango and rumba, samba and jive, posadoble and foxtrot, waltz and cha-cha-cha. Latin American dances in St. Petersburg for beginners are taught by the best specialists of the dance school. The age of the students is not a hindrance here! Boys and girls, middle-aged and older people can become good dancers and show excellent results on the floor.
Dances differ in technique, costumes and rhythm, but they all have common elements: control, elegance, precision, fluidity.
A classic dance that enchants with its beauty and graceful movements. The Viennese waltz is a must to dance in pairs. Therefore, if you want to plunge into the world of the spirit of past eras and refined aristocrats, then the lessons of the Viennese waltz in the club will allow you to touch the world of beauty. Charming music, smooth and beautiful movements of partners, fascinate and make you want to take Viennese dance lessons.
Viennese waltz can be learned at any age. For those wishing to master this beautiful dance, the club provides various programs. Parents can enroll their children, if they wish, they can attend classes for adults themselves. There are no restrictions on visitors at the ballroom dance school. A convenient schedule of classes and groups by age and fitness allow you to achieve the maximum result in learning the Viennese waltz.
He is characterized by his flirtatiousness, passion, energy. The dance style lies in its classic "Cuban movement". Every movement of partners is synchronized, perfectly aligned and clear. Cha-cha-cha lessons in St. Petersburg provide an opportunity for each participant to learn how to make flirtatious movements with many hip rotations and synchronized partner movements, which is the essence of this dance.
One of the most exciting and sensual ballroom dances originated in Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th century. The style used in competition today is different from the original style of tango. Do you enjoy watching dancers perform on stage? Each of us can learn to perform dance moves. Tango lessons in St. Petersburg will help you with this.
It is not for nothing that various competitions and competitions for samba dance lovers are held in the world. If the experience is completely absent, but there is a great desire to learn how to dance samba, then the club has created all the possibilities for this. Excellent gym for classes and experienced teachers. For those who want to plunge into the atmosphere of the Brazilian dance culture, the samba dance for beginners will allow you to reveal the secret of this dance and feel confident on stage.
The club teaches different levels of samba difficulty, so students can choose the number of classes and the level of difficulty. Samba never disappoints and after a few lessons you will want to practice more and more. If you want to conquer everyone with Latin American dance, then samba will provide such an opportunity. In the club, you can even learn how to dance samba at a professional level. Dare!
Samba is recognized as the most popular of all Brazilian ballroom dances. Young and old people love to dance it. It can be done alone or with a partner. Samba lessons in St. Petersburg allow each performer to fulfill themselves, gain confidence in themselves and their dancing abilities.
Rumba is considered by many to be the most romantic and voluptuous Latin ballroom dance. Rumba lessons in St. Petersburg develop and improve skills for life, confidence, understanding of beauty and human feelings.
Rumba for beginners at the Insight Sports Club will allow you to master this wonderful dance at any age. Experienced teachers will teach you how to dance Rumba at an amateur or professional level. In the club, rumba dance lessons are taught by experienced dancers who have repeatedly won prizes in various competitions. They have repeatedly attended master classes of Brazilian dancers and know all the secrets of this dance.
Therefore, those wishing to master this beautiful Latin American dance will be able to fulfill their dream in the club. Under the guidance of talented teachers, students can easily learn how to dance rumba. They will be able to conquer everyone at parties or successfully perform in various competitions and concerts.
Attending dance lessons in a sports club is a great opportunity to learn a dance you like. Rumba will not disappoint you and will bring maximum pleasure and positive from attending classes. Visitors independently choose the number and complexity of classes. This is a great opportunity for self-realization.
This is a style of ballroom dancing that originated in the United States with African Americans.