The movement of the body in a rhythmic way, usually to music and within a given space, for the purpose of expressing an idea or emotion, releasing energy, or simply taking delight in the movement itself.

A man and woman, mid-leap

Dance performance

It is generally performed with the accompaniment of music and may or may not be performed in time to such music. Some performance may provide its own audible accompaniment in place of music. Many early forms of music and dance were created for each other and are frequently performed together.

Theatrical dancing, also called performance or concert, is intended primarily as a spectacle, usually a performance upon a stage by virtuoso dancers.which is often specially composed. Examples are western ballet and modern dance, classical indian performance and Chinese and Japanese song and dramas.

Participatory, on the other hand, whether it be a folkdance, a socialdance, a groupdance, such as a line, circle, chain or square dancing. teachers typically focus on teaching danceperformance, or coaching competitive dancers, or both. They typically have performance experience in the types of dance they teach or coach.

professional dance

Professionals are usually employed on contract or for particular performances or productions. The professional life of a dancers is generally one of constantly changing work situations.  Professional dancers must possess large amounts of athleticism. it is advantageous to be versatile in many styles of dancing, have a strong technical background and to utilize other forms of physical training to remain fit and healthy.

professional dancers also done by choreographers. they are the ones that design the dancing movements within it, they are often university trained and are typically employed for particular projects or, more rarely may work on contract as the resident choreographer for a specific company.

Top 10 Types of Dance




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Jazz dancer


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lyrical dancer


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contemporary dance


highland dancer


young line dancer


irish dance shoes

BALLET-  Ballet is so much more than that. Said to be the most difficult genre to master, ballet is a poised style of dancing that is at the core of all forms of dancing. It is usually set, but not limited to, orchestrated music and is often the first dancing style a child will experience as they begin their dance training. Ballet shoes are usually worn until the dancers feet have developed enough strength to progress into point shoes.

TAP- Tap is best described as musical is a form of dancing where dancers use their feet as percussive instruments. Tap shoes are specially designed with metal plates on the toe and heel called taps. There are many different styles of tapping however the two most noted are Rhythm Tap and Broadway Tap. Rhythm Tap is more musically driven, where as Broadway Tap is more and movement oriented. Tap is great for fostering rhythm in dancers.

JAZZ- Jazz is the most popular style of among dancers. Jazz pulls from all dancing styles mixing them together to create a high energy style that knows no boundaries. It has been influenced by ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop, African  and many more styles. Jazz is most often set to up beat popular songs of the time. jazz shoe are worn for this style and are typically a leather split sole allowing the dancers foot more freedom to bend and move. Due to the upbeat music, power packed moves and limitless style, it isn’t hard to see why this is the most popular style!

MODERN- Modern was said to be developed as a rebellion against classical ballet.Modern focuses on the dancers strong relationship with the floor, methods of contractions, release and movement, and the connectivity of breath.

LYRICAL-  It is dynamic while instantaneously subtle. Lyrical focuses on conveying feelings and emotions through movement and is usually set to popular songs.

HIP HOP- Hip Hop is an urban style also known as Street Dancing. Hip Hop is edgy, raw and intense. The founder of popping, locking and krumping, Hip Hop is mostly danced to rap, urban and hip hop music. High top sneakers, funky bright sneakers, and traditional Hip Hop Shoes are normally worn by dancer.

CONTEMPORARY- Contemporary dance embodies ballet, modern, jazz and lyrical.There are different categories of contemporary dance such as Contemporary Ballet and Contemporary Jazz.

HIGHLAND DANCING- Highland dance was developed in the Gaelic Highlands of Scotland and should not be confused with Scottish Country Dancing. Highland dancing requires a lot of stamina , as well as arm and leg strength.

LINE DANCING- it is a social that is made up of a sequence of repeated is is traditionally associated with country-western music. it is a solo that is danced in a straight line, a circle or in a follow the leader pattern.

IRISH DANCING- Irish dancing originated from Ireland and can be divided into performance and social dances. Made famous by Riverdance it is best recognized by stationary arms combined with rapid leg and foot movements.