Outline of dance

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to dance:

Dancehuman movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. Choreography is the art of making dances, and the person who does this is called a choreographer. Definitions of what constitutes dance are dependent on social, cultural, aesthetic, artistic and moral constraints and range from functional movement (such as Folk dance) to codified, virtuoso techniques such as ballet.

Nature of dance[edit]

Dance (also called dancing) is a type of:

  • Exercise & ndash; bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.
  • Human behavior & ndash;
    • Motion & ndash; change in position of something over time.
    • Art – an art is a creative endeavor or discipline.
    • Hobby – regular activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure, typically done during one's leisure time.
    • Recreation – leisure time activity.

Types of dance[edit]

Dance categories are not mutually exclusive. For example, tango is traditionally a partner dance. While it is mostly social dance, its ballroom form may be competitive dance, as in DanceSport. At the same time it is enjoyed as performance dance, whereby it may well be a solo dance. Furthermore, there are tangos among round dances, participation dances can involve tango mixers, and tango-style dances may be used in ice dancing or in burlesque theatre.

Types of dance by number of interacting dancers[edit]

Types of dance by main purpose[edit]

History of dance[edit]

Dance technique[edit]

Dance topics[edit]



Dance-related media[edit]

Dance-related lists[edit]

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