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The oldest archaeological traces of dance are found in pictographs.
The oldest evidence of dance in human culture can be found in the Bhimbetka rock shelters in India. The drawings are 9,000 years old, but most people still believe that dance has been a part of human culture for many years before that.
The origins of ballet can be found in which countries?
Ballet developed in the royal courts of Italy and then France. The first ballet school, the Academie Royale de Danse (Royal Academy of Dance), opened in Paris in 1661.
Which of the following styles of dance did NOT influence modern salsa dance?
The Waltz was developed in Europe without the Latin and Caribbean influences of salsa, even though it too is a partner style kind of dance.
The art of arranging dances is known as:
The word choreography means “dance-writing” from the Greek words “χορεία” (circular dance) and “γραφή” (writing). It was first seen in the American English dictionary in the 1950s.
Break dancing developed in what city?
Though break dancing became popular with hip-hop musics lovers, some say its origins are rooted in gymnastics, Kung Fu films, and the fancy footwork of James Brown.
What popular style of dance originated in the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan?
The exact origins of Bhangra are disputed, but most agree that it began as a folk dance to mark the coming of spring, or Vaisakhi. It has since become a part of pop culture, and artists like Punjabi MC have contributed to its success.
Which of the following is not a tap dance step?
Tap dancing includes dozens of steps accompanied with up to four sounds. However one of the steps is not the sundae.
Which two women are considered pioneers of modern dance?
Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham began to rebel against the restrictions of classical ballet in the early 1900s and eventually started their own dance companies.
What was the name of the traveling company and show that popularized Irish step dancing?
Riverdance became popular in the mid-1990s and was acclaimed for its rapid leg movements, while the body and arms are kept relatively stationary.
Which of the following is not a style of hip-hop?
Breaking, locking and krumping are all styles of hip-hop dance, along with popping. Most developed in the 1970s, but krumping came along in the 90s.
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