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Dance, Women in

Most scholars would agree that the term dance refers to a wide variety of expressive and functional “movings” enjoyed at local, private, or community social affairs as well as formal state-of-the-art professional performances that range from subtle, gestural, intimate, and improvised movement to large, prescribed, choreographed actions. Many dances feature a combination of these styles; dancers, and people who are involved with dance, participate in more than one of these options.

Art Dance

Around the globe, the word dance conjures up images of art-dance. By definition, dance is a Western term and its actions promote Western cultural values, even when the dances occur in non-Western locations. Ballet is the most well-regarded Western dance form, reflecting through both its management and its choreographies, the place of ...

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