Modern and Showtunes Dance

By: Brynna Egge, Miller 1st period January 8, 2014

Modern Dance

History of Modern Dance

Modern dance was started when Isadora Duncan started to do something she called "free dance". She was soon recognized in good and bad ways for her new style of danceing. Soon, two others, Loie Fuller and Ruth St. Denis, started to do similar things, but with more shape.


Modern dancing was started in the United States and Germany in the early 20th century.

Showtunes Dance

History of Showtunes Dance

Dances and plays have been put together since the ancient Greeks. Broadway was not around until the early 1900's, though. Broadway musicals are made when the music and dancing makes up a storyline.


Broadway dancing was started in the early 1900's, in New York City.