If you’re a dance teacher, it can be fun to learn about dance history. It’s been said that the tango is a form of dance that has been around for nearly 500 years. And it has certainly been around for longer than most folks realize. But there are lots of other interesting dance history facts that might interest you. It’s fun to find out how things have changed and if you’ve never heard of a particular dance you might want to learn about it.
One of the more interesting dance history facts is that the waltz was created before the introduction of the piano. The waltz has been around since the 17th century and has always been among one of the most popular, easy to learn dance styles. In fact, the waltz is easy enough to learn that a lot of dance studios actually teach their students how to dance the waltz!
Take a look at the list of popular music from the 1970’s. Do you see a lot of dance numbers? Dance music of this era was characterized by funk, disco and the “belly dance”. Dance music of this era was very colorful and full of life. Back then, dance history seemed to peak with hip hop and the rap generation.
Nowadays, dance history seems to be fading. It seems that dance studios are no longer promoting dances that are popular. Instead, they promote classes that focus on the newest trends. For example, instead of teaching a belly dance class, they might instead offer a salsa class.
No matter where you look in dance history, you will be able to see influences of the newest dance styles. This can be a great thing and a bad thing. It depends on your point of view. If you want to learn about new styles, it can be a good thing because you might get an idea for what is popular in the future.
On the other hand, if you look at the overall picture of dance history, you might feel like it has lost a lot of its diversity over the years. The dancing styles that have been developed seem to be focused on one thing: becoming more danceable. With that said, if you really want to learn about new dances, you might want to look for a dance studio near you. You might just find an interesting group of people who love dance.