This clip provides an overview of styles of dance and looks at the origins of break dancing.
Join a contemporary dance group as they prepare for a performance and find out what the style of dance involves.
Emma Ralph tries her hand at callisthenics and learns from members of the Highbury Calisthenics club what they like about the competitive performing art.
Adam Cox visits Bollyfunk Dance where Andrea Lam explains where Bollywood dancing originated, what makes it unique, and how it is a fusion of different dance styles.
Scott is shown the ropes by female contemporary dancers. Acclaimed choreographer and dancer Phoebe Fisher puts him through a 'medium' routine, which he then performs with the entire group. Later, backstage on opening night, Scott interviews dance members and we get a feel for the emotions and pride involved!
An explanation of the Balinese style of dance including the costumes, stances and types.
Behind The News provides an overview of tap dancing and meets busker Benji Riggs.
A team of students from Australia are part of what is known as the Bust A Move dance troupe, and they've got an incredible opportunity to travel to the US and perform at a big Special Olympics event. They've worked hard to get this point as everyone in the group has some sort of physical handicap, but despite that, they are able to dance and perform and different events around the country and now, the world.
Today Alex helps immerse us all in Bollywood! He's quite a sport as he tries to fit in and crashlearn the intricacies of semiclassical Bollywood dance. Graceful and intense instructors advise him of the multiple moves of various parts of the body required for this joyful and sensual dance. Head movement and even eye and finger movements are integral for the lively expressions to be projected. What a workout!
Seamus Evans visits a dance studio to learn the basics of 'breaking'.
Behind The News shows how dance is used in Indian films, meets children learning Indian dance styles, and compares the Bollywood and Hollywood movie industries.
Learn about one of Scotland's main cultural traditions, highland dancing.
Duane speaks with choreographer JulieAnne Byster. Singers, actors, dancers, musicians all have their dress rehearsals and have to come together in the big production. We also hear from a hearing impaired dancer and his signer/translator, how he must adapt personally to learn the moves by feeling the vibrations.
Join a dance class and learn how to dance Bollywood style
Dance teacher Bessy Kabamba explains that hip-hop is more than just dance steps alone, as it is also a way of thinking and form of self-expression.
An overview of the history and style of tap dancing.
A brief overview of dance what it is and the many styles and forms.
Alex takes us on a tour of a performing arts academy housing many talented students in the traditions of drama, dance and music. First joining the physical theatre group, he chooses an animal to bring out movements that enable him to find himself and his spirit. Then it's down the hall for a jam session including many talented students and even national award winners. We hear from instructors along the way who tell us the philosophy of this joyful community, and note the instilment of pride in e
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