Robert Parker R110 - Section No. 3468 10/4/2006 Dina David Title of Speech – Ballroom Dancing Specific Purpose: To demonstrate to my class the basics of ballroom dancing. Central Idea: By knowing a few simple steps, one can easily navigate the floor at a formal affair. LEFT COLUMN label speech functions MIDDLE COLUMN content of speech use complete sentences RIGHT COLUMN Label physical behaviors Attention Revealing Topic Relevancy Credibility Preview INTRODUCTION I. Many of you have seen shows like Dancing with the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance, but most of you probably have no idea of the basics of each of these dances.
I will focus on Ballet Folklorico de Mexico which is a folkloric ballet ensemble in Mexico City. For the past five decades folkloric dancers have performed dances in costumes that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico. The most famous dance group in Mexico is Ballet Folklorico de Amalia Hernandez, this group has been international competitions and has won many times. Folklorico is composed of Ballet steps and musical pieces reflecting various regions and folk music genres of Mexico. We should educate ourselves a little about Mexican Folklore.
One of the most beautiful forms of art that has grown into so much more than just a hobby now but a profession, is dance. Dance helps a person to heal within, many dances have been turned into things in which is great for fitness. Each dance form has its own unique identity, it has a different type appeal to it. In every country, ethnicities are merging dance forms and constantly creating new ones. Such as lyrical dance, which branched off from the modern dance, jazz, contemporary and other 20th century techniques.
Besides the impulse to move, what are the raw materials of dance? the dancing body, time, energy, and space To what two realities does every dance affirm? physical and spiritual; outer and inner life 7. How do we know what dance might have been like in pre-historic times? primal people/societies today and pictures on cave walls.
Loie Fuller and Mary Wigman were two of the most prominent modern dancers of their time. They both had their own definitions and theories of modern dance, but in the end their love and passion for their craft left the world of dance forever changed. Being “in the moment” is a phrase commonly used by all areas of the arts. It is also one of the ideals where Fuller and Wigman shared a common belief. In Fuller’s definition of modern dance she said that she allowed herself to get caught up in the emotion until her body feels as though “… life is suspended or even leaves the body altogether.” Wigman was often said to seem possessed during her performances.
It tells of a dance performed by Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto, deity or goddess of divine movement, marriage and meditation. Some of these dance styles may be seen today in the oldest styles of Shinto ritual dance accompanied by drums, flutes and chanting, and the masked shamanistic performance associated with Shinto festivals, and the performances of shrine priestesses. Numerous other dance rituals were also performed in Shinto ceremonies and may continue for up to eight hours or longer. Today it is common for people to drink sake (rice wine) during the performances. To keep the Shinto gods happy, only virgin girls and males can dance, not married women.
- See more at: http://timeinjamaica.com/ettu_dance#sthash.gzowyClv.dpuf Quadrille Quadrille originated from the popular dance of the French and English in the 18th and 19thcenturies. It highlighted the elegance and mannerisms of the elite of these societies. It is however believed that Quadrille began in France as it was the leading country in cultural development, especially in the dances of the period. Quadrille is performed in four distant movements called figures, A fifth or “brawta” figue was later added to the dance – the Mento. The Square and Long Way Set formulation of Quadrille was
Ary’Anah Walker Informative speech Specific Purpose: I want my audience to know the health benefits of dance therapy. Thesis: Dance isn’t only a way to have fun; it’s also a way to keep you healthy and sane. Introduction Attention getter: “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.” This quote is said by Ruth St. Denis. I feel like this quote expresses how dance can really help you express your emotions. Credibility: I’ve danced for ten years of my life.
Bharatnatyam: • Bharat Natyam is the most widely known and exalted of the classical Indian dances. Although it has been traditionally associated with Tamil Nadu, it now has a strong presence throughout India. Even outside of India, the majority of schools that teach Indian dance, teach this style • It is believed that the genre of Bharat Natyam was developed by Dassi Attam performed by Deva Dassis (temple dancing girls) Sadr (forms in palaces in southern India) • Bharatanatyam is considered to be a fire-dance — the mystic manifestation of the metaphysical element of fire in the human body. • The name Bharatanatyam is a simple derivation from the four most important aspects of dance (in Sanskrit). These are: Bha from Bhava meaning emotion, Ra from Raaga meaning music or melody, Ta from Taala meaning rhythm and Natyam meaning dance.