DANCE STYLES

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  • Created by: Jemima
  • Created on: 19-05-13 20:30

WALTZ

  • 1800's
  • Vienna
  • Johann Strauss
  • 3/4 time
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TANGO

  • originated in Buenos Aires
  • danced by partners in a close embrace
  • sharp, quick movements
  • 2/4 or 4/4 time
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SALSA

  • developed in New York during '60s and '70s
  • danced by male and female partners
  • similar embrace to Tango but partners will usually just hold hands
  • son clava rhythm- either 2:3 or 3:2
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AMERICAN LINE DANCE

  • dancers stand in lines all facing the same way
  • 4/4 time
  • slides in melody and accompaniment
  • use of violin and guitar
  • regular 4 bar phrases
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IRISH JIG/REEL

  • Jig=compound time= 6/8
  • Reel=simple time=4/4
  • fast quaver movement
  • simple harmony
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BHANGRA

  • folk dance originated in Punjab region of North India
  • male dance, strong energetic steps
  • 4/4 time
  • use of string and percussion instruments
  • makes use of electronic instruments (e.g synthesisers, drum machines)
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DISCO

  • Originated in France during WW2
  •  common time signature of 4/4
  • reverb often added to voice
  • backing vocals common
  • use of synthesised sounds
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CLUB DANCE

  • HOUSE-electronic sounds, acid house, repetitive to create a hypnotic feel
  • TECHNO-combination of techo, disco and funk music, synths and drum machines
  • DRUM 'N' BASS-manipulated beats, strong bass lines, loops
  • GARAGE-US Garage, influenced by soul and gospel. UK Garage, faster tempo
  • TRANCE-slower tempo, focus on melodic lines
  • AMBIENT-focus on timbre and atmospheric feel, longer track lengths

most club dance= 4/4 time 

prominent use of electronic sounds

strong beat

short phrases and repetetive sections

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