By Samantha Kingdon
Types of Dances
Hip - Hop - This style is actually a street dance style and is a combination of dance moves with loads of attitude.
Tap Dance - It is the movement of the feet and steps that create a tapping sound.
Tango - It is a partner dance.
Waltz - The waltz is danced to melodic, slow music.
Common Dance injuries
The foot, ankle, lower leg area is vulnerable to a wide range of injuries,including stress fractures, tendon injuries, sprains, and strains. These injuries show up with greater frequency in dancers as they age, so it's extremely important to emphasise what the young dancers can do to prevent future injuries.
The thing I love about dance is that it isn't strict. They way you dance isn't wrong, it is just your own style
How dance makes me feel?
What are the physical skills required for dance?
Flexibility - The ability of your joints to move through a full range of motion.
Strength - Is the capacity to exert a muscle contraction agains resistance.
Stamina - is the endurance of either the muscle or the heart and breathing.
Balance - Being stable whilst being still and during movement.
Rotation - Turning out from the hips to create turned out position.
Spatial Awareness - Knowing where the body parts are so you don't injure them.