Ballroom and Social Dance History

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What is the origin of the word 'Ballroom'?

Derived from the word 'ball' meaning a large room and 'ballare' meaning to dance

What is the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing's function related to ballroom dances?

To standardize the ballroom dances

What is Dancesport?

A combination of art and sport

What is characteristic of the International Standard Waltz?

Progressive dance with long, flowing movements and 'rise and fall'

Which dance is described as one of the most captivating of all ballroom dances?

Tango

What defines the tempo and movement in Waltz dancing?

Slow tempo with very powerful and dynamic movement from dancers

Which ballroom dance is characterized by staccato movements of the feet and flexed knees?

Argentine Tango

Which ballroom dance is considered to be one of the most challenging to learn due to its quick rotating nature?

Viennese Waltz

Which ballroom dance is known for its versatility and the ability to be danced to a variety of musical styles and tempos?

Foxtrot

Which ballroom dance is characterized by quick stepping, syncopated feet rhythms, and runs of quick steps?

Quickstep

Which ballroom dance is often referred to as the 'Grandfather of the Latin dances' and derives its movement and music from the Cuban 'son'?

Rumba

Which ballroom dance is modeled after the sound, drama, and movement of the Spanish bullfight?

Paso Doble

Which ballroom dance originated in South America and is characterized by its powerful movements and dramatic gestures?

Argentine Tango

'Cuban motion' is a distinctive style associated with which ballroom dance?

Cha Cha

The Viennese Waltz is known for its:

Refined rise and fall.

Which ballroom dance originated in the United States from African-Americans in the early 1930s?

Jive

Study Notes

Origin of Ballroom Dance

  • The origin of the word 'Ballroom' is not explicitly stated in the text.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

  • The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is responsible for governing and promoting ballroom dances.

Dancesport

  • Dancesport is a genre of competitive ballroom dance.

International Standard Waltz

  • The International Standard Waltz is characterized by a slow, sweeping, and elegant movement.

Captivating Dance

  • The Viennese Waltz is described as one of the most captivating of all ballroom dances.

Waltz Dancing

  • Waltz dancing is defined by a rise-and-fall movement, where the tempo is typically slow and stately.

Ballroom Dance Characteristics

  • The Tango is characterized by staccato movements of the feet and flexed knees.
  • The Viennese Waltz is characterized by quick rotating movements, making it challenging to learn.
  • The Foxtrot is known for its versatility and ability to be danced to a variety of musical styles and tempos.
  • The Quickstep is characterized by quick stepping, syncopated feet rhythms, and runs of quick steps.

Latin Dance Origins

  • The Paso Doble is modeled after the sound, drama, and movement of the Spanish bullfight.
  • The Rumba is often referred to as the 'Grandfather of the Latin dances' and derives its movement and music from the Cuban 'son'.
  • The Argentine Tango originated in South America and is characterized by its powerful movements and dramatic gestures.
  • The Cuban motion is a distinctive style associated with the Rumba.

Viennese Waltz

  • The Viennese Waltz is known for its fast tempo, quick rotating movements, and a rise-and-fall movement.

American Ballroom Dance

  • The Jitterbug originated in the United States from African-Americans in the early 1930s.

Explore the history of ballroom and social dance, from its origins in large rooms to its popularity as a competitive activity in the 1920s. Learn about the formation of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the standardization of ballroom dances.

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