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 ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles