Trip Leader: Ms Xinying Li
Students will learn the history and basic movements of 7 different dance styles from around the world. At the end of the week they will combine these styles and perform a group dance.
Outline of Activity:
The World of Dance is a festive week celebrating dance cultures from all parts of the world in five explosively exciting and energetic days of dance with performers and teachers providing a non-stop program of extraordinary variety. The students will learn the history and basic movements of 7 different dance styles from around the world, from styles as varied as Flamenco from Spain, Latino from South America, Belly Dance from Middle East and much, much more!
Students will choose the seven styles of dance they wish to learn ahead of the week, so the itinerary is your choice!!
At the end of the week the students will combine these styles and perform a group dance.
The World of Dance is for everyone – whether you’re an experienced dancer or a novice. If you have ever danced, wanted to dance or wondered why people dance then this activity is for you.
Ballet: Ballet is an excellent foundation for dancers. As an art form it combines grace, beauty and elegance. Ballet is very good for posture and flexibility and is a thorough workout.
Broadway Jazz: For as long as there has been theatre, there has been dance. A fusion of Ballet, Jazz and Modern it uses props like hats, canes and gloves. Ever choreography has a story behind it.
Bollywood: Bollywood is the dance form used in Indian films and is a mixture of numerous styles. Over the years traditional dance elements gave way to the fun and playful dance style it is today.
Flamenco: Flamenco is a highly expressive dance form. It is a solo dance characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork and intricate hand, arm and body movements.
Contemporary: Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres. Different styles collide and create a new, different look and feel for the dancers and audience.
Latino: Latino is a fusion of different dance styles. We will dance to a combination of Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Samba to name just a few.
K-Pop: This genre incorporates elements of Western Pop, Electronic, R&B and Hip Hop. Catchy songs combined with upbeat choreographies make this style a main stream success.
Tribal Dance: Tribal Dance has evolved from sophisticated cultural and social structures. It is very expressive in communicating emotions and is using multiple rhythms. Movements are precise and have been danced the same way for centuries.
Paso Doble: Paso Doble is a lively dance modeled after a bullfight. The dancers will enact the role of torero, picador or banderillo and may change roles throughout the dance, which can be executed as solo, with partner or as a group.
German Folk Dance: Folk Dance mirrors the experiences people had in daily life. As a very fast and entertaining dance form German Folk Dance is usually danced in pairs.
Belly Dance: Belly Dance is the oldest form of dance natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure. It focuses on isolations and is performed barefoot to emphasize the connection between the dancer and the earth.
Chinese Dance: In classical Chinese dance it is meaning that drives the body into motion. It expresses a variety of feelings coordinating facial expression with physical movement.
Hip Hop: Hip Hop Dance evolved for the Hip Hop culture. It is very energetic and allows the dancer to perform with freedom of movement, adding their own personality.