refers to a variety of dance styles, techniques and moves, usually danced to country-western
music.. If you enjoy listening to country-western music and wearing cowboy boots, you may get a
kick out of country and western dancing.
B-boying or breaking, also
called breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated among coloured and Puerto Rican
youths in New York City during the early 1970sWhile diverse in the amount of variation available
in the dance, b-boying consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock,power moves, and
freezes. B-boying is typically danced to hip-hop, funk music, and especially breakbeats,
although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and
Belly dance is a
non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages. It is a good exercise for
the prevention of osteoporosis in older people. Many of the moves involve isolations, which
improves flexibility of the torso. Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the
full-body undulation moves lengthens (decompress) and strengthens the entire column of spinal
and abdominal muscles in a gentle way.
is the dance-form used in the Indian films. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles
include belly-dancing, kathak,Indian folk, Western popular, and "modern", jazz.
Bollywood dance moves are energetic, electrifying and addictive. Just feel the music and
make sure you move to its music and fall for this healthy addiction.
Contemporary dance is a style of dance that emerged in the 20th century
as an outgrowth of modern dance and other 20th century dance techniques.The contemporary style
places a heavy emphasis on the connection between mind and body, This style of dance often
involves a great deal of playing with balance, floorwork, fall and recovery, and improvisation.
Hip hop is an urban, street
form of dance that is most popular in nightclubs. The quick succession of movements involved in
this dance exercises the entire body. It is a high-energy workout that is good for both
beginners and veterans. It has been given this name because of the fact that it takes place in
the hips and waist and thus helps to firm and tone your abs. Dancing while watching a video or
at a club for an hour will enable you to burn around 250 calories
This intricate and exhilarating
Latin American dance form has recently gained immense popularity in night clubs and dance
studios. It has drawn inspiration from the dance styles of combia, bomba and merengue music
among others. Salsa basically consists of a pattern of six steps danced over eight counts of
music along with several turns and is danced side to side. An hour of salsa dance steps causes
you to burn an impressive 420 calories. Hence, it is a good choice for a weight loss program.
Jive is a very happy, boppy,
energetic dance, with plenty of knee-lifting, bending, and rocking of the hips. The fastest of
the Latin dances, Jive incorporates lots of kicks and flicks, even twirling of the woman, and
doesn't move around the dance floor like other dances. Although Jive dancers may appear to be
moving their feet haphazardly in every direction, the feet are actually well-controlled under
the body with the knees close together.
Waltz is a smooth
progressive dance characterized by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rise & fall.
Graceful and elegant, Waltz dancers glide around the floor almost effortlessly.
Tap dance is a form of
dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.
The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. There are different
brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound.
Garba & Dandia
Dandia are traditional Gujarati folk dance that is performed during the nine-day Hindu festival
Navratri.Garba is performed before Aarti (worshipping ritual) as devotional performances in the
honor of the Goddess, while Dandiya is performed after it, as a part of merriment. Men and women
join in for Dandiya Raas, and also for the Garba. The circular movements of Dandiya Raas are
much more complex than those of Garba...