Types of Dance

Ballet is a type of dance that involves a lot of turn out and a lot of practice. Ballet is the beggining of every type of dance except, hip hop. "Ballet is best known for its unique features and techniques, such as pointe work, turn-out of the legs; its graceful, flowing, precise movements; and its ethereal qualities.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballet) "



Every Dance Studio always has Ballet Classes because it is recomended for every type of dance, again except Hip Hop.

Point is similar to ballet except you are on point shoes such as these



I would say En Point ( as you would say in French) is much harder than ballet because you need more Balance and you need very strong ankles. But as you practice you can build up the muscle in the ankle.


Tap has a special type of shoes that has little metal things on the bottom of the shoe, so that the when you move your feet the are making noise. Tap can be very hard if you dont know beats.



"Tap dance was developed in the United States during the nineteenth century, and is popular nowadays in many parts of the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tap_dance) "

Lyrical/Lyrical Conditioning
Hip Hop


Lyrical is simlar to ballet and Jazz except it pays attention more of the lyricals in the music rather than the beat. In lyrical you are describing the lyricals through out your movement.



"Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music.

The most important thing to know when dancing lyrical, is that it will never ever look good unless you have feeling in your dance that you are thinking about and expressing through everymotion. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyrical_dance) "


Hip Hop is my Favorite type of dance. Hip Hop you need no experience in dance to do it. You just let you body take control of you. You cant think about the steps too much either, otherwise, it will come out seeming too coregraphed, which is the opposite of what you want.The music is fun, it can be rap, hip hop, pop anything you can do Hip Hop to. Street dancing is also a form of Hip Hop.




"Hip hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture.

The first and original dance associated with hip hop is breakdance, which appeared in New York City during the early 1960s and truly became a cornerstone (or "element") of hip hop as a culture. In the 1990s, as hip hop music took new forms, new dance styles began appearing, most of them danced in an upright manner in contrast to breakdance with its many ground moves.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_hop_dance)"

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Jazz is a very fun type of Dance to dance to. You dance to fast music and you do many jumps and turns. You really pay attention to the beat of the music.


"Jazz dance originated from the African American vernacular dance of the late 1800s to the mid-1905s.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_dance)"