The History of Dance

By jaimec
  • Jan 1, 1489

    Ballet was invented

    First time recorded.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1489 to

    The History of Dance

  • The first knowledge of Ballroom dancing was in the late 16th century.

  • Salsa started back in the 1700s

    The person who invented the salsa dance cannot be easily identified, because salsa combines various Latino, European and Afro-Caribbean dances. As far back as the 1700s, these cultural differences formed a distinctly North American music landscape.
  • Square Dancing started in the early 1700s.

    The square dance is an American institution. It began in New England when the first settlers and the immigrant groups that followed, brought with them their various national dances, which we now call folk dances, but which were the popular dances of the day in the countries of their origin - the schottische, the quadrille, the jigs and reels and the minuet, to name a few. After a week of toil in building new homes and carving homes out of virgin forest, the settlers would gather in the community
  • First musical opened in New York

    The history of Broadway Musicals began nearly a century and a half ago - with a production called The Black Crook. This musical fit what we now call "Broadway musicals" because it included songs, dance and an accompanying story line to support it all.
  • Tap was started around 1900s in America.

    It originated in America when slaves where not allowed to use instruments and used hands and feet as an alternative around the time that irish clog dancing was becoming popular (so it has some influence from that).
  • In America, Modern was started in 1929.14 Apr 1929

    American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham (1894–1991) revolutionized the art of dancing and created what is known as modern dance. She was thirty-five years old when the Martha Graham Dance Group made its debut on April 14, 1929. This event marked a turning point in dance performance by dissolving the separation between mind and body and relying on a highly personalized technique.
  • Swing dancing started during the Great Depression in 1929.

    Charles Lindburg invented this dance in 1929 when the Great Depression hit. I think he invented this because after ten years with the Charleston dance it got a little boring. Anyway they the people called it the Lindy Hop first, then swing dancing or the jitterbug.They would have frazes for them, for example "let's lindy!", "Swing It Baby!", or "Let's jitter or Let's Jitterbug hunn!". He also Invented it because of The New Jazz Rage, they called it, it was coming from Harlem it was clled Swin
  • Jazz dancing started in the 1970s.

    Jazz is the name of the dance style that began in the 70's. It was a new movement that was popular in clubs. Although jazz music had been around much earlier, it wasnt until the 70's that studios began formalising the jazz steps and teaching them, today jazz had levels and grades, and is a recognised form of dance, prodominantly in the commercial dance scene.
  • Hip-Hop Dancing began in the 1970s.18 Apr 1970

    Hip Hop is a cultural and artistic movement (even a way of life) which appeared in the United States in the middle of the 1970. Originated from the black ghettos from New-York, it combines feast aspects with revolted ones. Hip Hop dancing is the best known element of this culture.The four main elements of hip hop culture are the rap and more generally hip hop music dancing graffiti, DJ work, break dance and the other hip hop dances. Sometimes one can add beat box, even street fashion, street l