Dance belongs to performing arts and consist of a sequence of human movements which have an aesthetic and symbolic value. Dance is usually related to specific cultures and characterized and described by its choreography.
The discipline can be divided into theatrical dance and participatory dance. Theatrical dance, also known as performance or concert dance, is a spectacle executed upon a stage. Usually, this type of dance has a plot and dancers use mime, costumes and scenery to represent it. Examples of theatrical dance are the western ballet and the modern dance, as well as the Classical Indian dance and the Chinese dramas.
The participatory dance consists of either a folk dance, a social dance or a group dance. This type of performance is common in western countries and has the purpose of creating social interactions or exercises. The participatory dance usually includes the same movements and steps, as well as uncoordinated movements.
Dance is usually performed with the accompaniment of music and traditionally, music and dance were created to perform together. Examples of these traditional dances include jig, tango, salsa, disco and waltz.
Dance is usually associated with cultures and every country offers different typologies of dance for various purposes.
Finally, different professions relate to this discipline including professional dancers, dance teachers and choreographers.
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