Dance is a very good form of physical activity. Also, dance is an art which includes graceful body movements on music with rhythm. Dance is a part of human civilization from very long. The oldest evidence of dance is considered to be a painting found in India which is 9000 years old found at “ROCK SHELTERS OF BHIMBETKA”. Lord Shiva considered being the dance of God in Hindu Mythology. As we have so many cultures, music types all around the world same we have many types of dances.
Types of Dancing –
1. Bollywood Dancing – Bollywood word represents the Indian Film Industry. Whatever dance we see in Hindi movies is normally called Bollywood dancing, Bollywood is not exactly a dance form but moreover its a style. Bollywood dance is a combination of some of the Indian classical dances and folk dances which are now fused with some western dance elements like hip hop, salsa, tango, jazz, etc. Some of the famous Bollywood dance choreographers are Saroj Khan, Farah Khan, Remo D Souza, Geeta Kapoor, etc.
2. Hip Hop Dance –
Hip Hop dance is the most popular and widest dance form all around the world. Hip hop does not just dance, its a culture for youth and hip hop dancers. Hip hop is an umbrella kind of dance form, which have so many styles in it. Hip hop was evolver during the 1970s. Hip hop dance was also promoted through so many Hollywood movies, reality shows and gained a lot of popularity. Hip hop dance has many styles like Locking, Popping, Breaking, Tutting, Moonwalk, etc.
A. Locking Dance – Locking is a very important and very old or primary element of Hip hop dancing. Locking includes contracting body positions and freezing in dancing, from time to time. Locking mainly concentrates on upper body. Locking demand very good body flexibility and wrist and elbow movements.
B. Popping Dance – Popping is very similar to electrical boogaloo. Popping is another street style dancing which gained popularity in the 60s & 70s. Popping dancers need to master their body movements. It requires contracting and relaxing body which create a jerking effect. this jerk is also known as pop or hit.
C. Breaking Dance – Break dancing is one the primary element of hip hop which needs a lot of physical strength. Break dancing have four types of dance steps uprock, down rock, power moves, and freezing. The battle between groups is very normal in break dancing.
3. Contemporary Dance – Contemporary dancing is full of expression, which makes a connection between mind & body through body movements. Contemporary dance includes different elements from different dance styles like jazz, Ballet, modern, etc.
4. Salsa Dance – Salsa is a very popular form of social dancing which was originated from Cuban folk. Salsa dance has different dance steps from cha cha cha,mambo, rumba, etc. Salsa held normally in clubs, bars, outdoor festivals, etc. in salsa dancing dancer shifts weights and upper body remains same.
5. Bhangra Dance – Bhangra is one the most famous dance from Indian traditional folk dancing.