GNED 199 Mid-term Assignment
Ballroom dance in social community of China
Professor: Gel Messinger
Date: March 10th, 2013
Ballroom dance was from Europe, and it refers to set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Because of its performance and entertainment aspects, ballroom dance is also widely enjoyed in stage, film, and television. Ballroom dance may refer; at it’s widest to almost any type of social dancing as recreation. However, with the emergence of dance sport in modern times, the term has become narrower in scope. It usually refers to the international Standard and international Latin style dance. These styles were developed in England, and are now regulated by the world Dance Council. There are also a number of historical dances and local or a national dance, which may be danced in ballrooms or salons Sequence dancing; in pairs or other formations is still a popular style of ballroom dance. Competitions of ballroom dance, sometimes referred to as Dance sport, range form world championships, regulated by the World Dance Council, to less advanced dancers at various proficiency levels. Most competitions are divided into professional and amateur, though in the USA pro-am competitions typically accompany professional competitions. The international Olympic Committee now recognizes competitive ballroom dance. It has recognized another body, The international Dance sport Federation, as the sole representative body for dance sport in the Olympic Games. However, It seems doubtful hat dance will be included in the Olympic Games, especially in light of efforts to reduce the number of participating sports. Each country in its own way regulates ballroom dance competitions. There are about 30 countries, which compete, regularly in international competitions. There are another 20 or so countries which have membership of the world dance competition and/ or the international dance sport federation, but whose dancers rarely appear in international competitions. In Britain there is the British Dance council, which grants national and regional championship titles, such as the British Ballroom Championships, the British Sequence Championship and the United Kingdom Champion. In the United States, amateur dance proficiency levels are defines by USA Dance. Ballroom dancing competitions in the former USSR also included the Soviet Ballroom dances, or Soviet Programme. Australian New Vogue is danced both competitively and socially. In competition there are 15 recognized New Vogue dances, which are performed by the competitors in sequence. These dance forms are not recognized internationally, neither are the US Variations such as American Smooth, and Rhythm. Such variations in dance and competition methods are attempts to meets perceived needs in the local market-place.
In China, dancers make use of open ground such as squares, parks and even sidewalks to strut their stuff. [Zhang Bo / For China Daily]
Waltz in China
Ballroom dancing become popular in China’s big cities started from mid 1980s. Waltz, especially the slow waltz is very favored not only by middle-aged, but also by young people of the dancers because its triple metre tunes tend to be more lyrical. In its early years of popularity in China, ordinary people of the dancers were more conservative than nowadays. Not many people knew how the standard ballroom dance looks like. They just followed some people who were trained somehow, and followed the beat of the music. Usually, the music were popular Chinese songs, moreover, dancers were enjoying the songs and move around at the same time. With its unique charming and elegance, Waltz is gaining popularity in Chinese community From 1990s to date, China has undergone enormous changes. The fast growth of economy Accelerate the pace of life. People now are trying to relaxing their nerves. Feng Shu (2002), the author of the article “Ballroom...
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