5 DANCE SPORTS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Nowadays, Dance Sport has become an all-encompassing brand for an activity that is exceptionally accessible and social, allowing participants to improve their physical fitness and mental well-being, interact and achieve results at all levels.
Dances have long been part of human life. In ancient times, dancing was associated with work, nature, and other environments; it was mostly about celebration. The dances and their styles have evolved differently depending on the culture.
But what is a Dance Sport?
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Dance became a real sport in the early 20th century when French impresario Camille de Rhynal and a group of brilliant dancers added the competition to the social and made ballrooms the setting for their matches. The first tango in 1907 was held in Nice, France, a tournament with international participation. Ballroom championships in Paris, Berlin, and London would soon follow. Perfect with the Roaring Twenties. In 1936, Bad Nauheim, Germany, hosted the first world championship worthy of the title.
Couples from fifteen countries and three continents participated. Although World War II halted most dance competitions, a new sport was born. One who has managed to keep up with the times.
Nowadays, Dance Sport has become an all-encompassing brand for an activity that is exceptionally accessible and social, allowing participants to improve their physical fitness and mental well-being, interact and achieve results at all levels. Anyone can move to the music. And dance transcends all barriers of age, gender, and culture.
In general, Dance Sport consists of ten dances. Dances are divided into rhythmical Latin American dances and harmonic Standard Dances.
But do you know what the dances are? Here we will introduce you to 5 of them.
Samba is the first dance in Latin American routine that was born in Brazil. The dance has a nearly 20-year history of exciting facts, moments, and names. Most of the densely populated coastal music has significant influence from Africa, India, and Iberia.
Cha-Cha inherited most of its style from its predecessors: rhumba and mambo. The name of the dance probably derives from the Spanish "chacha," meaning "nanny," or "chachar," meaning chewing coca tree leaves.
Rhumba is one of the most lyrical, emotional, and beautiful dances: the dance of love. It looks easy due to its slow pacing, but it needs to be. This dance has roots in Spain and Africa.
Tango is a dance of passion. Often used in the modern film industry, this dance is beautiful and exciting for the viewer. The tango is the second dance in the sports dance routine.
The white waltz, also known as the English waltz, is one of the five standard dances. Traditionally, this is everyone's first dance in the dancesport program.
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