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Form of expression moving the body to a rhythm or to music

  • The art of creating dances is called Choreography and the person who creates it is called the choreographer.
  • History says that dance has been part of culture since prehistoric times. Archeology traces dancing paintings from the Indian and Egyptian tombs from 3300 BC.
  • There are several categories of dances. Dances are classified on the number of dancers and the purpose of dance.
  • Dance is considered an academic discipline in the early 20th century.
  • The largest ballet class involved 989 participants in an event organize in South Africa in August 2008.
  • Dance consumes a lot of energy. A three hour ballet dance is equivalent to two 90-minute soccer games or running 19 miles.
  • Dance has seven movements – Bending, Gliding, Turning, Stretching, Jumping, Rising and Darting
  • Physiotherapist is a doctor who treats injuries caused by dancing.
  • Pointe shoes were first used in 1832.
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