Modern and Show Tunes

History of Modern Dance

-created in the early 20th century

-during the 1900's, European dancers began rebelling against the rules of classical ballet. Turning the specific techniques, costumes and shoes of ballet, the dancers enjoyed a more relaxed, free style of dancing.

-it was created in America

-modern dance is a freestyle theoretical dancing

History of Show Tunes

-began in the 18th centry

-originated in New York

-started when Thomas Kean and Walter Murray opened a theater company on Nassau Street

-show tunes, also known as Broadway dance is a type of theatrical performances