Throughout history, dance has been an integral part of cultures. In fact, in many cultures, dance holds spiritual and celebratory values. Dance is also a way of expressing emotions. Dances are usually danced to music, and can be performed anywhere. Dance is a wonderful way to meet new people.
A few of the most popular dances in the 1920s and ’30s included the Moonwalk, the Chalk Line Walk and the Charleston. Swing dances are usually danced to jazz music.
One of the most popular dances in the ’50s was the Hand Jive. This dance includes fast hand movements and was invented by freelancer Ken Russel.
A popular dance in the ’70s and ’80s was the Running Man. The Running Man is a dance that looks like a dancer is running in place. It is a fun and energetic dance.
A popular dance in the ’90s was Voguing. The Voguing dance was created in Harlem in the 1960s. In the video, a basketball is mimed between the legs.
Another popular dance in the ’90s was the Macarena. This dance is a self-explanatory dance that includes expressive gestures. It has also been referred to as the “African Ring Shout” because of its connection to the cake-walk.
The ’60s also had several popular dance moves. One of these was Locking. Another was Popping. Another was a dance called ‘Lax (Siren Beat).’ These dances were tied to the idea of “embrace your culture.”
Swing music began to gain popularity in the US in the ’20s. Swing dances are very fast and fun.