Shall We Dance?
The history of dancing is as ancient as the world! Depending on the time and place dancing could have been ritual and religious or social and demonstrating the status.
Ancient World Dancing came to us in a form of images of dancing figures on the cave walls and in sculptures.
Middle Age Dancing we have seen in pictures and described in the books or ballads, all those balls, salons, reverences, greetings, pavan, allemandes, courante, minuet, polonaise that are nowadays shown in historical movies.
New History Dancing brought us new dances such as mazurka, polka, waltz, foxtrot...
Newest History of the Dancing opened a new side of dancing - competitive and sportive side. Today dancing can be both Art and Sport combined, which we enjoy through competitions, tournaments, championships for professionals or on the social dancing events for amateurs.
Other Popular Dance Styles
American Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz)
American Rhythm (Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo)
Carribean Mix (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Lambada, Mambo)
Argentine Tango (Tango Waltz, Milonga, Tango Nuevo)
Modern Dance Sport
History of Dance Sport is going back to the beginning of 20th century. In the second half of 20th century it first appeared on the TV and peaked with its popularity around 1980s. About 10 years ago ballroom dancing have been reinvented on the TV shows in new competitive formats.
Nowadays ballroom dancing is:
Multi-billion dollar industry with prospects for growth
Dance sport was granted provisionary recognition by Olympic Committee
More than 8’000’000 people enroll in ballroom dance classes each year
Since 1985, the number of amateur ballroom dancers has increased by 25% each year
There are more than 400 major ballroom dancing websites in the world