As you learn how to Waltz, you’ll learn proper posture and balance in dance. Not all dances will require the same posture and balance, but as you train your body for one style of dancing, you’ll learn how to train it for other styles as well.
What was the significance of the waltz in the nineteenth century?
In traditional Irish music, the waltz was taught by travelling dancing masters to those who could afford their lessons during the 19th century. By the end of that century, the dance spread to the middle and lower classes of Irish society and traditional triple-tune tunes and songs were altered to fit the waltz rhythm.
How would you describe a dance waltz?
The Waltz is a smooth dance that travels around the line of dance. Characterized by its “rise and fall” action, the Waltz includes a step, slide, and step in 3/4 time. Dancers should move their shoulders smoothly, parallel with the floor instead of up and down. Dancers must strive to lengthen each step.
What is the history of waltz dance?
Waltz is the oldest of the current ballroom dances. First waltzes were danced in the location of today’s Germany and Austria, back in 13th century. The style was immediately picked up by other nations, who each created it’s own form and style of the dance.
What benefits can you gain from learning and performing cheer dance?
Coordination & Flexibility
Timing and rhythm are crucial aspects in cheer. Practicing the sport helps kids improve their body control, concentration, and balance as they coordinate their moves to a beat and stay on count. Stretching exercises before, during and after cheerleading practice helps increase flexibility.
What important values and character traits can be inculcated in Cheerdancing explain?
- Team Work. A group of hard working individuals is placed on a mat for two minutes and 30 seconds.
- Leadership. While all-star cheerleading is a team sport, there is s sense of individuality within it.
How does Cheerdance contribute to your health and fitness?
Works the core muscles – Demanding lots of upper body movement, cheerleading offers a great workout for the body’s core muscles, to encourage good posture and stabilise the body’s trunk. Fights fat – Cheerleading is a great way to burn off the calories and cut down on excess fat.
What characteristics should be observed when performing a waltz?
- Adherence to 3/4 time.
- One chord per measure.
- A repeating quarter-note pattern where the down beat of each measure features the root of the chord and the second and third beats feature chord tones above the root.
- Graceful melodies in the lead voice (the right hand on the piano)
What do you know about the history of dance?
Origins in antiquity: The earliest historical records showing the origins of dance are cave paintings in India dating to about 8000 BCE Egyptian tomb paintings also depict dance in about 3300 BCE These early dances may have been religious in nature, and by the era of ancient Greece, people were incorporating dance into …
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