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Natya

Natya is an Indian theatrical dance involving a codified system of body positions and hand and finger gestures. Classical Indian dances — religious dances originating in Indian territory — are divided into seven basic styles. 1)

Foxtrot

The name “foxtrot” is derived from the actor Harry Fox. He introduced trotting steps to this dance not seen before in ballet. The foxtrot was intended to be a simple, flowing, and relaxing dance. Through evolution, it became very technical and is now called “the world's most difficult walk.” 2)

Stationary samba walks

“Stationary samba walks” (or just “stationary”) is a basic samba figure, performed very often (especially by beginning dancers) to begin a samba choreography. It consists of rapidly throwing the leg far back, without transferring the bodyweight to it, and then pulling it back under the body. It is a stationary figure (dancers do not move on the dance floor while performing it). In pairs, dancers perform it symmetrically (as in a mirror image) while facing each other. 3)

Quickstep

Quickstep is a ballroom dance belonging to the group of standard dances. It originated in the 1920s in the United States. It appeared for the first time in Europe in England in the first half of the 20th century, being a kind of fast variant of the foxtrot. Like the foxtrot, it is characterized by an even meter (4/4). 4)

Jive

Jive is a very dynamic Latin American dance full of specific leg kicks. A very characteristic feature of the jive is placing the bodyweight firmly in front, which is unheard of in other Latin American dances. Dancers in this dance keep the torso leaning forward. 5)

dance.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/05 04:07 by aga