Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, performed in many different cultures and used as a form of expression, social interaction and exercise or presented in a spiritual or performance setting.
Definitions of what constitutes dance are dependent On social, cultural, aesthetic, artistic and moral constraints and range from functional movement (such as folk dance) to virtuoso techniques such as ballet. Dance can be participatory, social or performed for an audience. It can also be ceremonial, competitive or erotic. Dance movements may be without significance in themselves, such as in Ballet or European folk dance, or have a gestural vocabulary/symbolic system as in many Asian dances. Dance can embody or express ideas, emotions or tell a story.
Dancing has evolved many styles. African dance is interpretative. ballet, ballroom (such as the waltz), and tango are classical styles of dance while square dancing and the electric slide are forms of step dances. More recently evolved are break dancing and other forms of street dance, often associated with hip hop culture.
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