An Exposition of Dance


AnExposition of Dance

Dancingis a social aspect in the life of the person that instills the socialcharacteristic in life. There have various instances whereby peopleexplain the reasons why they get involved in dancing. Dancing is ameans of physical exercise that involves several parts of the body ofa dancer. There are several types of dances ranging from cultural tothe modern and even post-modern dancing styles. In the case oftraditional dance, there are several benefits including unifying thecommunities involved (Gibbons, 2007). The modern society has placeddifferent place of dance in the life of people. For instance, a dancelike belly dance is advocated by health experts as it is said to aidin the enhancement of the health status of a person. The physicalability of a person affects the participation level in the dancingcompetition. Person with a disability has been shunned away fromparticipating in some dances due to their body movement requirements.It is paramount to understand the dance requirement so as tounderstand the ability of all persons being incorporated in thatdance.

Additionally,the physical aspect of an individual dancer is affected by thechemistry of the body composition. For instance, a dance style likesalsa calls for a lot of body movements ranging from legs movement tothe hands. In situations that a person has a physical impairment intheir legs, there may rise a constraint in the event of participatingin this form of dance. It is, therefore, paramount to understand thedancing specifications before participating in a dance (Albright,1997). Another notable factor in dancing is the coordination of thevarious parts of the body. Majority of the dancing styles calls for acohesive movement of the body parts. This can highly affect theesteem levels of a person with any form of disability.

Culturally,dancing has taken place in the society. Many societies valued dancingas a form of social, cultural practices that brought people together.There is a connection between the history of dance and the associatedculture of the group of involved. For instance, the era of streetdance dominated much of the states occupied by black Americans in thehistory of United States. There was the rise of many black musicianswho promoted distinct dancing style. The dance is meant to express anidea or to a message in most cases. There is an emotional journeytaken by individual dancer during the dancing session (Gibbons,2007).

Economicconditions affect the dance in the life of a person. This washistorically exhibited in the neighborhoods dominated by blackAmericans. Many of the children and youth turned to dancing as a wayof fulfilling their social needs. It was the only social amenity theycould participate in together with basketball (Albright, 1997). Thissaw the rise of many stars in the dancing scenes. Dance scenes inmovies are used to depict various themes to the audience. Forinstance, the dance scene in the wedding crashers movie is meant topromote the social, economic aspect theme. The two main charactersexperience a developed characteristic when they participate in thedance after the wedding.

Anotheraspect of the dance scene is in the comedy called three idiots. Thereare several instances of dancing, but the most-conspicuous dance issalsa dance that develops the character of the main man in a comedy(Gibbons, 2007).

Itis paramount to understand the dance requirement so as to understandthe ability of all persons being incorporated in that dance. Thephysical capability of a person has an effect in their participationin a dance competition. Producers of various movies apply dancescenes to depict their themes and also to promote the charactertraits of the main characters, and also pass the message to theaudience.


Albright,A. C. (1997). Choreographingdifference: The body and identity in contemporary dance.Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press.

Gibbons,E. (2007). Teachingdance: The spectrum of styles.Bloomington, IN: Author House.