On The Stage: The Language of Dance

Throughout history and regardless of culture, humans have always used various forms of dance as art and expression. The beauty of dance is that it isn’t just meaningless movement. We can convey emotions and even stories through dance. In Western culture, dance was previously much more formal than it is today. Different types of popular music over the last century have also spawned a variety of new dance forms including fusions. Use the resources below to learn more about some of these dances and how they came about.

Modern Dance

Ballet

Jazz

Tap

Ballroom Dancing

Hip-Hop

Line Dancing