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JUST , Dance!
Dancing is not just a hobby. It is more than that. It is good for our physical and mental health too. It is an easy way to exercise. Most importantly, dancing is fun. This is a pain-free, energizing workout. But how does dancing keep us healthy? Firstly, dancing is an excellent cardio workout, and we know that cardio workouts help to improve health, increase stamina, and
Dancing is a way to a bring happiness to your life. Dance is an escape from reality. You can lose yourself in the music and movement. Enrolling in dance classes after work or after school is a great way to incorporate dancing into your life. There is no right or wrong way to dance. Just do whatever feels good to you! Think about it: You don’t need a lot of equipment; just your feet, some dance shoes-if needed- some music and a friend or two. And, anyone can dance!
For each type of dance you may need a pair of dance shoes like ballroom shoes, tap shoes, dance sneakers, ballet shoes, pointe shoes, flamenco shoes or jazz shoes. This different kinds of dance shoes developed for a different style of dance according to the surface on which dance is performed.
Here are some of the most popular dance types: Waltz - This graceful and slow two person dance was first introduced in mid-19 th century. It is the most famous dance of the ballrooms around the world. Watch a performance from the film The Second Waltz on https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=c. Pi. Cej. NWek
Tango - The Argentineans love it! This dance is today known for the fascinating sensual and energetic style. Watch a wonderful performance of Tango dance. https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Qvnei 5 JKGVs
Salsa- This Latin dance is today one of the most popular dances in Latin America, North America, Europe and Australia. Its sensual form, energetic movement and innovative choreography made it very popular all around the world. Now, watch a great performance of Salsa Dance Performance https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=nt. Fl. Uov-A 3 c
Flamenco - This famous Spanish dance originated from the region of Andalusia, Spain. Its magical, passionate and energetic fusion of singing, guitar playing, dance and handclaps made it famous around the world. • Now, watch a flamenco dance performance https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=cm 9 IYSDxagc
traditional dances represent musical, cultural heritage, or ethnic history of people who live in a country. They are popular all around the world in hundreds of unique variations and styles. They are usually performed at dance gatherings with the accompaniment of traditional music of the country. Now watch a Traditional dance performance of Scotland. https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Be 59_bd. C-
Ballet - Ballet is without any doubt one of the most highly technical and famous of all performance dances. It was originally created in 15 th century Renaissance Italy, but it received popularization in countries such as France and Russia. Now, watch a wonderful ballet performance.
Every dance consists of basic and advanced moves that form its choreography. There are different dance moves like… • The Basic movement: It is the very basic step that defines the character of a dance and advanced moves like… • The moonwalk: When thinking of the moonwalk, one may immediately think of Michael
§ Watch Michael Jackson dance and just …try to do the ‘moonwalk’. https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=b 6 pomaq 30 G g
ways for socialization and exercise. Through dancing you may express your feelings and thoughts. So, dancing is a fun activity with a lot of health benefits that keeps us in shape, makes us feel good, and makes us even smarter! That is why it has become a popular social pastime today. What could be better than that? If you have some free time or you are feeling bored, just turn on the music
3. How does dancing make us happy? 4. What equipment do you need to be able to dance? 5. Why do sometimes people need special shoes to be able to dance? 6. Can you think of a dance for which people need a pair of special shoes? 7. Can you mention some popular types of dances? 8. Is there a Folk dance in your country? What is it called? Do you need to wear a costume and special
Choose the correct answer to the sentences Choose the correct option : below: 1. Dancing is a/an…. exercise. 2. Dancing can not help you painful improve your health fun strengthen your bones boring increase your stamina
3. Dancing is not… 4. You always need …. to dance good for your physical health dance shoes good for your mental health equipment a difficult way to exercise special surfaces good for your heart your feet
5. To dance flamenco you need: 6. Waltz is … Only drums a graceful and fast dance Only a guitar and drums the most technical dance Only someone singing and drums slow and graceful dance A guitar, someone singing and a sensual and unpopular handclaps dance
7. Folk dances reflect … 8. Ballet is … people’s culture the most technical dance people’s taste in music the most famous dance people’s styles the easiest dance to perform people’s personalities the most famous performance dance
Vocabulary on Dancing: Fill in the sentences with some of the words below. a. You need to learn some 1. workout ………………. …. / …………………. . and specific………………. … to dance. 2. stamina 3. muscles b. Dancing exercises your …………………. c. You cannot dance on a slippery 4. movements …………. . 5. surface 6. ballroom d. Dancing can be a great test of 7. choreography…………… e. The ……………. in the hotel is 8. fusion available for dances. 9. handclaps f. This ………………. Music of 10. performance. Jazz and Rock is 11. dance moves great. 12. steps g. This was an impressive ………………. . .