Dance History Timeline (DAH 100)

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  • 30,000 BCE

    Paleolithic Period

    Paleolithic Period
    This period began about 2 million years ago and ended between 40,000 to 10,000 years ago. It is the earliest period of human development and longest phase of mankind's history.
  • 9500 BCE

    Neolithic Period

    Neolithic Period
    This period began around 9500 BC in the Middle East and ended when metal tools became widespread. This was the last part of the Stone Age. It was a period where human technology was beginning to develop. It began the rise of farming, which produced the "Neolithic Revolution."
  • 800 BCE

    Ancient Greece

    Ancient Greece
    Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity. This era was immediately followed by the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine period. Ancient Greek includes the forms of the Greek language used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around 1500 BC to 300 BC. It is often roughly divided into the following periods: Mycenaean Greek, Dark Ages, the Archaic period, and the Classical period.
  • 753 BCE

    Ancient Rome

    Ancient Rome
    As legend has it, Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, the god of war. Beginning in the eighth century B.C., Ancient Rome grew from a small town on central Italy’s Tiber River into an empire that at its peak encompassed most of continental Europe, Britain, much of western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands.
  • 400

    Medieval Period

    Medieval Period
    This period lasted roughly from the 5th(400-500 CE) to the late 15th centuries (1400-1500 CE). It began with the fall of the Roman Empire & transitioned into the Renaissance. Eastern societies experienced the Islamic Golden Age (advances in agriculture, art, economics, industry, law, literature, navigation, philosophy, sciences, sociology, & technology). Belly dancing was popular. The west European countries experienced the Dark Ages (Black Plague, Dance Mania, & Catholic Church banning dance).
  • 1400

    Renaissance Period

    Renaissance Period
    The Renaissance began in Florence & spread throughout the rest of Europe. It was a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity & covering the 15th and 16th centuries (1400 CE-1700 CE). It occurred after the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages & was associated with great social change. The Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature, & art. Folk, ballet, & court dances (allemande, pavane, sarabande, minuet) were popular in this time.
  • Baroque Period

    Baroque Period
    The Baroque time period was from around 1600 - 1750. This was a time period where new musical styles (fugue, prelude, cantata, oratorio, opera, sonata, concerto) were introduced from renowned composers like Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. The Baroque is a period of artistic style that started around 1600 in Rome , Italy, and spread throughout the majority of Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries.