Tuesday, April 17, 2007


One of the earliest records of dancing in European culture is by Homer, whose ''Iliad''; describes chorea (khoreia) - circle dance accompained by singing.

The early Greeks made the art of dancing into a system, expressive of all the different passions. The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, ranked dancing with poetry, and said that certain dancers, with rhythm applied to gesture, could express manners, passions, and actions. The most eminent Greek sculptors studied the attitude of the dancers for their art of imitating the passions!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Dance films #1

Saturday Night Fever (1977)
This film is a classic one!

John Travolta as Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king!


Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day, and bar dancer by night. Harboring dreams of a career in ballet, she is given financial support in this endeavor by her boss Nick Hurley and moral support by demanding but big-hearted instructor Hanna Long. The film's signature scene is Alex's water-drenched dance audition, largely performed in long shot by her dance double Marine Jahan. Essentially an old-fashioned backstage yarn, Flashdance was given a contemporary spin by its pulsating, musical score featuring the Oscar-winning Best Song, Flashdance...What a Feeling by Irene Cara).

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Featuring Patrick Swayze's heat-seeking pelvis, Jennifer Grey's original nose, and lavish helpings of dance-floor sensuality and coming-of-age nostalgia, Dirty Dancing was one of the great guilty pleasures of the 1980s. A genuine sleeper hit, it became an instant cult classic.

What are your favourite classics?

Invitation to all! Let's make new dance community!

Dear dancers and non-dancers,

let's make a new dance community!

Write me posts, talk about dance,what are you interested in, make suggestions for my new articles, everything what comes on your mind, inform us about dance hapennigs in country you live in...

I would like to invite you all to become the part of this dance community!


Dance has been described as a non verbal communication.
It is a body language that expresses itself without having said anything.
Dance is a great way of expressing different emotions and at the same time a good source of entertainment!!!

Dance is good both for the body and the brain.
So.... why not dance?

How to dance when you really don’t know it?

Well not a big deal. You do not have to be a perfect dancer. Get some dance videos and practice those steps. Try following the easier steps and once you get them you won’t need the videos. This is because you get into the rhythm and your body becomes flexible and as such you are able to get your own dance steps. If you want to be a perfect dancer then you could join a dance school and become a perfect dancer. If you are not keen in becoming a perfect dancer you can still go for it to get excitement and entertainment in your life!!!
Dance styles

If we like soft,smooth moves...maybe Ballet could sastisfy our dancing 'needs'!!
Lots of energy is what we want in our dance...Hip hop dance would be a great choice!!
There are numerous dance styles, most of which you have heard of and of which we can get lessons! it's on us to make a choice!
Latin dances -we've all heard of cha cha cha, mambo, rumba, salsa, tango, merengue...
Street dance - a very cool dance including hip hop dance, popping and locking, breakdance..
Ballet, jazzdance, today's very popular belly dance, we can dance on disco music with our very own disco dance moves!
Ballroom dances like example foxtrot, quick step...
I intend to write more of all dance styles precisely!