Dance

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Dance is the hidden language of the soul. — Martha Graham

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Introduction1

A comprehensive introduction to dance as an art form (Constance A. Schrader, Excerpts from Human Kinetics)

Dictionary

dance : (a) to move one’s body rhythmically usually to music : to engage in or perform a dance (b) to move or seem to move up and down or about in a quick or lively manner — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.

An important distinction is to be drawn between the contexts of theatrical and participatory dance, although these two categories are not always completely separate; both may have special functions, whether social, ceremonial, competitive, erotic, martial, or sacred/liturgical. Other forms of human movement are sometimes said to have a dance-like quality, including martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading, figure skating, synchronized swimming, marching bands, and many other forms of athletics. — Wikipedia

Encyclopedia Britannica

Outline

Outline of Dance (Wikipedia)

Portal

Music & Performing Arts (Library of Congress Reference)
Dance Portal (Wikipedia)

Search

WolframAlpha

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Innovation

Science

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Preservation

History

Dance Resources: History of Dance
History of Dance (Wikipedia)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

National Dance Standards

Course

Dance Theory and Composition (MIT Open Courseware)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Event

Dancing (Meetup.com)

Organization

Dance USA, National Association of Schools of Dance

News

Dancing News (The New York Times), Dance Magazine, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Rumor

Snopes.com

returntotop

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Expression

Entertainment Humor, Toy, Hobby, Competition (Game, Sport), Spectacle
Arts Performing, Visual (Architecture), Culinary, Language (Poem), Music, Dance
Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Rumor, Superstition, Folklore, Faith

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.