What Is the True Essence of Dance?

In general, dance is considered a kind of art in which it involves movements of the body along with the rhythm of the music. The type of movements will just depend on the type of dance, of course. Well, there have been different types of dance which are consistently performed in many people around the world which may also vary with cultures. In the Philippines, they have the so called “folk dance” that has been constantly performed in events concerning their traditions as Filipinos. Moreover, the African people are used to perform interpretative dance wherein they express the life of their community rather than the life of an individual alone. Another perfect example of this, is the ballet dance originated in Italy and later developed in Russia as well as in France. It has been taught by many ballet schools around the globe today, yet it absolutely requires skill to sustain mastery. A professional ballet teacher should have an excellent knowledge about it, since it involves techniques and strategies to perform it perfectly. In fact, ballet makes the foundation of the dance.

Do you know what’s new? New kinds of dance are now widely executed by many young people these days and they are so passionate about it. It include hip hop dance, modern dance, pop dance, break dancing, belly dancing, ballroom dancing, tango, etc. I think that every person has a deep reason why he/she is dancing; some may consider it as spiritual or emotional expression, some are expressing themselves either they are happy or sad because it is really true that dancing is the hidden language of your soul. It may be one of the best ways to express what you really feel, your desires and sometimes tells a story. I consider dance as a form of non verbal communication to others wherein you can’t tell them verbally. The true essence of this is really the EXPRESSION and your EMOTION. I should say that all people may dance in their own different ways.

If you do not know how to do certain steps, it does not mean that you are not a dancer. Sometimes it will just require you a lot of practice and dedication. Remember that practice makes perfect if you are just willing to learn! Always stay motivated and inspired all the time. To be a good dancer, just be yourself. Take a deep breath; feel the beat, the flow and the rhythm of the music and then you can now take one, two and three steps. Just do it continuously and learn that from the expert- Me!

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