Meaning of Dance

Dance is the action of dancing and each of its forms. The term is also used to name the premises destined to dance to the music piece that can be danced and the theatrical spectacle in which dance.

There are different types of dances. The costume ball, for example, is one in which attendees dress in an unconventional way. In the masked ball, the participants wear masks. The ballroom is one in which participating couples.

Ballroom dances have two variants. Thus, on the one hand there are those that take place within a sports competition and on the other hand there are those that are carried out for simple entertainment. This means that there are different types of dance that are part of one category or another, however, they have in common the cha cha chá, pasodoble, rumba or tango, among others.

Within what would be social dance, that of pure entertainment, there are also other dances such as conga, fox-trot, merengue, rock and roll or swing. Meanwhile, on the competitive side, we should also speak of salsa, the English waltz, the quickstep or the jive.

Specifically, the dance consists of the execution of certain movements accompanied with the body, arms and legs. These movements are performed to the rhythm of the music.

The first dances or dances had a ritual character. Dances were performed for the stars (such as the sun or the moon), animals and crops. On the other hand, tribute was paid to the gods.

Over time, the dance came to be considered as an entertainment or as an artistic spectacle. Today, going dancing is one of the main diversions for teenagers and young people around the world.

At present, and in that sense of a social event, we should highlight acts such as, for example, the well-known Rose Ball that takes place annually during spring in Monaco. Specifically, it is a charity event attended by a multitude of illustrious people from society such as royalty, businessmen and figures from the artistic world.

It is also important to note that there is an expression that we use very frequently and in a colloquial way that uses the term at hand. This is the adverbial phrase “dance of San Vito” that is used to show that someone has a convulsive disease or that a person is very restless and does not stop for a single moment, he is always doing things and moving.

In another sense, a dance is the accidental alteration in the order of something (for example, a dance of letters) or the repeated changes in the configuration of something or of the positions that people occupy (dance of officials).

Finally, it should be noted that a dance is a fight or a violent altercation: “Last night there was a dance on the soccer field, the fans of the two teams fought.


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