Cultural Dances

Ana Gonzalez Castaneda


Bollywood originated from Indian and it started in the early 1900's.

The term BOLLYWOOD was created by combining two names together. Which was Bombay a city called Mumbai and Hollywood. Bollywood is a dance film making industry which is very famous in India.

The skills that are require to master the style is hand rolls, hand moves, chest moves, hip moves, and leg moves.

Bollywood dancing is stories told with movement. The stories are told by symbols made with movement told by the group of dancers.

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2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri Bollywood Dance Talent
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Capoeira originated from Brazil. Capoeira first begin in the 16th century.

They say that capoeira was created by slaves who was taken from West Africa to Brazil.

The people who created capoeira were not allowed to celebrate their cultural customs or even practice any martial arts. They thought that violent kicking was a passionate way of expressing their dance moves. Capoeira came to life as a survival tool and a way to identify cultural.

The skills needed are strong in body swinging, jumping, kicks, handstands and eye contact.

Best Capoeira Brazil


Ballet originated from Italian Renaissance courts in the 15th century. Later started to continue in France and Russia.

Ballet was developed through a presentation at Catherine's wedding.

The French people started to better ballet. King Louis made a Royal Academy of Dancing and then started to train professional dancers to preform for him and his court.

The skills that are required are posture, balance, alignment, co-ordination, strength, elevation and flexibility.

Ballet movements are very creative and it would take a lot of patients.

Ballerina girl - Choreography dance - Sophia Guido Solo Classical Performance (on stage)