Society's Language of Dance
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This paper examines the age-old tradition of social dancing and its place in society today. The author gives a history of dancing, showing how dance most likely evolved, its primitive roots and religious meaning. The paper continues by pointing out the benefits of dance, such as how it encourages individuals' creative side and allows people to express themselves in a different way. The author states that social dancing is making a comeback today, despite the widespread interest in technology and gadgets.
From the Paper:"Many men and women feel that to connect to society today they must have the newest gadgets and gizmos, which ultimately take them away from learning the art of body language. Historically, social dance was used as methods of prayer, celebration and history lessons or even folkloric messages. It is ironic that mankind has always done two things, danced and build. At the same time since man has strayed from dance, advancements in building culturally strong communities has diminished. Dance relates to the highest form of free movement creativity. So mankind reels around in expressionistic attitude, with the foreboding wonder of what is missing."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Rust, Frances (1969). Dance in Society. Routledge and Kegan Paul Limited. London.
- Terry, Walter (1956). The Dance in America. Harper and Row. New York, New York.
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