CAS-06-201E – PE II ( 1:00-3:00 )
* To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically. * To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about. * To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle. * The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music. * A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillion, etc. * a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. * It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. * Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals, as in bee dances and behavior patterns such as a mating dance.
* Folk dance is a form of dance developed by a group of people that reflects the traditional life of the people of a certain country or region. Folk dancing originated in the 18th century to distinguish dance forms of common people from those of the upper classes. * Folk dances, unlike most other dance forms, tend to have no stringent rules, and are sometimes formed spontaneously among groups of people. The steps of folk dances are passed through generations, rarely being changed. Folk dancing is usually associated with social activities, although some folk dances are performed competitively. * They are dances performed at social functions by people with little or no professional training, often to traditional music or music based on traditional music. * They are not designed for public performance or the stage, although traditional folkdances may be later arranged and set for stage performances. * Their execution is dominated by an inherited tradition rather than by innovation (although like all folk traditions they do change over time) * A traditional dance originating among the common people of a nation or region.
* simply a dance that is characteristic of a particular cultural group. Under this definition even the polka, which is almost always considered a social dance, may be called ethnic, as it began in a culturally distinct region of Europe. * dance is any dance form which can be identified as originating with an ethnic culture and expressing the movement aesthetics of that culture. * It would cover all ethnic cultures, whether European, American, African, Polynesian, Asian, Middle Eastern. It would also include village folk dance, urban popular dance (swing, tango), classic dance (Kathak, Bharat Nayam), tribal dance, tap/step dance, educational dance and many more types. * The primary criteria is simply identification with an ethnic culture of origin * these dances reflect the peculiar characteristics of specific tribes specially their cultural, racial; religious and traditional similarities. although the movement patterns are not specific this dance is seldom classified as a folk dance.
* movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence ofa beat, accent, or the like. *
the pattern of regular or irregular pulses caused in music bythe occurrence of strong and weak melodic and harmonicbeats. * the effect produced in a play, film, novel, etc., by thecombination or arrangement of formal elements, as length ofscenes, speech and description, timing, or recurrent themes, tocreate movement, tension, and emotional value in thedevelopment of the plot. * may be generally defined as a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and...