During the Middle Ages those who were not well versed in dancing, regardless of whether a traditional or classical form, was said to have not been born under dancing stars. Just the fact that people associated the ability to dance with a star just shows how important dancing was as a part of society. Dancing was also important for the traditions, cultures, heritages and ethics of all civilizations.
There are so many ways of expressing yourself through dance from the simple romantic dancing through the night with someone, or perhaps the beat of the bongo drum accompanied by rhythmic jumping while shaking your spear in the same fashion. Perhaps there is simply the waving of hands in the air which is like saying “I’m so happy that I just want to dance”.
When you check history, you will find that certain forms of dance have withstood the test of time. This includes dances such as the classic forms of dance, like the waltz or ballet which have been around for centuries. Then there are the forms of dance that are classified as new, or fairly new, which you may have heard of. Such new dances are those like break dancing, jazz, hip-hop, tap dancing and cha-cha-cha, to name only a few of them. To do any of these the dancer needs to be creative and make it their own through using the body to emit the feeling of understanding the feel of the music and express it through the art of dance.
For those that love dancing, there are fortunately many career paths available. You can choose to train other dancers in styles such as Highland Dance, waltz or tango and get them ready for upcoming dance form specific competitions. These competitions focus on just one type of dance style and therefore you know what you’re getting into. If you feel capable of training a group of dancers to perform something like a Highland Fling, then go and do so.
Choreography is all. Imagine a musical like Cats not being choreographed perfectly, with all the cats supposedly doing their own thing, but in a manner which makes it seem natural. Imagine the Cats singing rhythmically, but not knowing what to do with their hands and their feet. That is where a choreographer comes in. He is so well-versed in the art of dance that he is going to tell the dancer/singer to lift up one arm high, when she is hitting high C. That is going to give her diaphragm, chest and lungs more space to expand. So if you think that you know about the coordination of dance, rhythm and song, choreography is the career for you.
Ballroom dancing is another career option open for a performing artist. You can go all around the world taking part in ballroom competitions, and winning prizes. Professional performers can also take part in Latin dance competitions and other traditional competitions. You might also want to go in for teaching dance, or become a dancing sport coach. You may teach Pilates and yoga or become a hobby class teacher.
Helene Goldnadel is a life coach and teaches the young actors how to simply empower each other and how to make a real difference as per the quality of the work on set. If your child is above 5 years of age and you are looking forward to making him join some activity, then dance lessons at Helene Goldnadel’s Institute is highly recommended. Along with dance classes there are also other creative activities available here like learning music and theatre, if your child is interested in the same.