NB; PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VIEW THE THREE LISTE DANCES BELOW BEFORE WRITING THIS PAPER THANKS.
â€¢ Social dance tends to be more about feeling than form–although form is important so that no one is stepping on another’s toes! Think about the overall "feeling" of your prior social dance experiences; perhaps these experiences include dancing at clubs, weddings, parties, you name it! Social dance tends to focus on relating to another person (of the same or different gender), and connecting to the "energy" of the larger group.
Review the videos featured in 3.3. In the text box provided, describe both the commonalities you see among the three forms as well as the differences. (Hint–think through and describe the strands, but also observe the "feeling" of the dances–can you give some adjectives that would describe all three examples?) Consider the cultures represented by these videos (perhaps do some research), and see if you can make connections between the dance expression and larger cultural themes/ideas/issues of identity. Somewhere in your discussion, talk about how men and women seem to relate in these different dances, (or do they relate?). Please feel free to reference chapter three in the text reading to support your discussion. (Two standard paragraphs, minimum, using some discussion of the strands from lesson one.)
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