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of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans, and is also performed by other animals (bee dance, patterns of behaviour such as a mating dance). Gymnastics, figure skating and synchronized swimming are sports that incorporate dance, while martial arts kata are often compared to dances. Motion in ordinarily inanimate objects may also be described as dances (the leaves danced in the wind). 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 virtuoso techniques such as ballet. Dance can be participatory, social or performed for an audience. It can also be ceremonial, competitive or erotic. Dance movements may be without significance in themselves, such as in ballet or European folk dance, or have a gestural vocabulary/symbolic system as in many Asian dances. Dance can embody or express ideas, emotions or tell a story. Dancing has evolved many styles. Breakdancing and Krumping are related to the hip hop culture. African dance is interpretive. Ballet, Ballroom, Waltz, and Tango are classical styles of dance while Square and the Electric Slide are forms of step dances. Every dance, no matter what style, has something in common. It not only involves flexibility and body movement, but also physics. If the proper physics is not taken into consideration, injuries may occur. Choreography is the art of creating dances. The person who creates (i.e., choreographs) a dance is known as the choreographer. Contemporary dance is a genre of concert dance that employs compositional philosophy, rather than choreography, to guide unchoreographed movement. It uses dance techniques and methods found in ballet, modern dance and postmodern dance, and it also draws from other philosophies of movement that are outside the realm of classical dance technique. The term "contemporary dance" is sometimes used to describe dance that is not classical, Broadway style jazz or folk dance. The hallmark of contemporary dance is an awareness of the limitations of form. Sub-genres recently defined by dance critics include non-dance, conceptual dance and pedestrian contemporary. Social dance is a major category or classification of danceforms or dance styles, where sociability and socializing are the primary focuses of the dancing. Social dances can be danced with a variety of partners and still be lead and followed in a relaxed, easy atmosphere. This compares to other major categories based on purpose:
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Ceremonial dance Competitive dance Erotic dance Participation dance Performance dance
Many social dances are sweet partner dances. In fact, quite often when spoken about social dances, ballroom or other partner dances are kept in mind. However it is natural to include in this category such groups of dances as circle dances, line dances, novelty dances, or simply club dancing in solo.
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Ballroom dance Club dance Contra dance Country and Western dance English country dance Folk dance (or Ethnic dance) Scottish country dance Irish and Scottish Céilidh Square dance Street dance Swing dance Tango
" Modern dance is a dance form developed in the early 20th century. However. designed to be performed at crucial moments in the life of both the individual and the tribe. Ethnic Dance older than folk dances are dances performed and preserved by ethnic groups throughout the world. physical fitness is considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities. It is an important part of life. it may also refer to visual presentation. Modern dance as a term usually refers to 20th century concert dance. (order) . Every culture has developed its own means of expression through movement. fitness was commonly defined as the capacity to carry out the day’s activities without undue fatigue."  In other words. or of opposite or different conditions. correct nutrition and enough rest. to resist hypokinetic diseases. Although the term Modern dance has also been applied to a category of 20th Century ballroom dances. rhythm is simply the timing of the musical sounds and silences. to be healthy. and to meet emergency situations. such as music and spoken language. In previous years[when?]. as "timed movement through space. "any regular recurring motion. changes in lifestyles following the industrial revolution rendered this definition insufficient. symmetry") is a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements. Physical fitness is generally achieved through exercise. These days. Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός – rhythmos. These dances were part of tribal rituals. Physical fitness comprises two related concepts: general fitness (a state of health and well-being) and specific fitness (a task-oriented definition based on the ability to perform specific aspects of sports or occupations).• Tarantella There may be aspects of any of the above dance forms that are either competitive or performance-oriented in nature. While rhythm most commonly applies to sound. as automation increased leisure time.