Timeline 1

By Jpitner
  • 2000 BCE

    Paleolithic Time Period

    This was a time period that was 2 million years ago and ended either 10,000 or 40,000 years ago. This is supposedly the longest phase of mankind.
  • 2000 BCE

    Neolithic Tine Period

    This was a time period when human technology was being developed. This began around 9,500 BC. It's considered the end of the stone age and happened in the middle east. Once this age ended, metal tools were on the rise.
  • 1293

    Charleston Dance

    This is a dance that was originated in Charleston, South Carolina. It was popularized in 1923.
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully

    This gentleman is known as the master of Baroque music.
  • Marius Petipa

    This gentlemen is one of the most influential ballet choreographers and masters of all time.
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    Romantic Ballet Begins

    This is considered the beginning of the Romantic Ballet period. It is considered this because in 1827 there was a ballet called “La Sylphide” which kind of kicked off this period.
  • Swan Lake

    Much like Nutcracker, Swan Lake was popular in the late-1800's. Although it was originally a flop, it is now one of the most popular ballets of all time.
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    Ruth St. Denis

    She was born in New Jersey and lived a great, full life of dance. She is best known for her contribution of eastern ideology of dance and implementing it to dance to western society.
  • The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker is one of the most famous ballets of all time. It was originally written in Russia, but since the 1960's has been extremely popular in North America during Christmastime. Even the most uneducated
  • Serpentine dance

    The Serpentine Dance was made popular around the year 1890 and was very popular in America and Europe. Taking ideas from the Skirt Dance, the Serpentine Dance borrowed things from it. It was started by Loïe Fuller. She was the one who started it.
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    Ted Shawn

    Helped create the Denishawn school that is covered in this timeline. He is a very prominent male dancer who helped shaped the way for men to dance in society.
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    Martha Graham

    Martha Graham is a staple in the dance world. In 1929 she was a part of a dance called "Heretic". This dance had quick, and almost twitchy movements which was a deviation of dances during that time. She was a trailblazer.
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    Fred Astaire

    An unbelievable actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and percussionist. His rhythm, perfectionism and innovation were his greatest features.
  • Fin de siècle

    This word means end of century.
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    Agnes de Mille

    Was a very talented and popular choreographer that was active from 1910-1990.
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    Jack Cole

    He was an American dancer, choreographer, and theatre director.
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    Ginger Rogers

    She was a beautiful young lady who excelled in the arts of acting, singing, and dancing.
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    Gene Kelly

    Gene Kelly is ridiculously popular among the Baby Boomer generation. He was insanely talented in singing, dancing and choreography, directing and even comedy. He is best known for his role in Singin' in the Rain.
  • The Rite of Spring

    A very famous ballet and orchestral piece that is much newer compared to Swan Lake and the Nutcracker. It is based on pagan myths and really rose to popularity after its debut.
  • Denishawn school

    Denishawn school was created by Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis. It was founded in 1915 and and helped assist people in their desire to get better at dancing.
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    Michael Kidd

    Known for his dancing, acting and choreography.
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    Jerome Robbins

    Choreographed West Side Story.
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    Neoclassical Ballet

    Neoclassical ballet is a deviation from classical ballet. Everything in this type of ballet is dramatic and over-expressed.
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    Gus Giordano

    Was from America and is best known for his dancing, teaching choreography and even his jazz dancing.
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    Gus Giordano

    Is best known for his American jazz dancing. He would often perform on Broadway in the prime of his career.
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    Bob Fosse

    This gentleman was an American dancer, musical-theatre choreographer, actor and much more.
  • Yvonne Ranier

    She is considered a minimalist art dancer. She is still alive and works in New York. She liked to focus on movement and sound.
  • Steve Paxton

    Steve Paxton! This late-great gentlemen was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He is mostly known for his Contact Improvisation.
  • Oklahoma!

    A play that was released by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
  • Cave of the Heart

    This was first premiered in the late 40's. Interestingly enough, this was already covered and was formerly known as Serpent Heart. This was loosely based on Greek mythology and carried that theme.
  • William Forsythe

    This gentleman was born in New York City following World War II. His style focuses mainly on classical ballet with a traditional side to things. He studied at Joffrey Ballet School and this is where he learned everything. He is still alive today.
  • Singin’ in the Rain

    Directed by AND starring Gene Kelly. I can't believe that Gene Kelly is that incredibly gifted.
  • American Bandstand

    A dance show program that aired from 1952 to 1989.
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    A movie that was a musical comedy film that was very popular and starred Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe.
  • West Side Story

    West Side Story was a play that became popular because of the quality that it was. It was choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
  • West Side Story

    A musical inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
  • Bye Bye Birdie

    A Broadway production that was an instant success.
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    Michael Jackson

    I guarantee you that just about everyone knows who Michael Jackson is. If you don't, you're probably living in a bunker. Gary, Indiana. He is best known for his incredible dance moves and his ability to sing and perform.
  • The Sound of Music

    A broadway performance that blew up in popularity because of the wonderful music and dancing that it displayed.
  • Post Modern Dance

    After gaining popularity in the 1960's, postmodern dance sought to deconstruct what dance was thought to be in centuries prior. This ideology was that dance could be for anyone, regardless of dance training.
  • Paula Abdul

    Paula Abdul is an American pop star who was born in California. She is known for her singing, her dancing, acting choreography, and even known as a TV personality. She helped changed the way we see dance today.
  • Fiddler on the Roof

    A broadway performance that was based in Russia in 1904.
  • Mia Michaels Melchiona

    A choreographer who is best known as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.
  • Janet Jackson

    Michael Jackson's sister who is extremely talented in singing and dancing.
  • Graffiti

    A form of art that is big in the hip-hop community.
  • A Chorus Line

    This is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch.
  • MTV

    A channel that aired on August 1, 1981. It was originally intended to just showcase music videos hence the name Music Television.
  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga is extremely popular among people who are into music. She is best known for her really catchy songs and obscure performances.
  • Smooth Criminal

    This is a song that was incredible waves within the entertainment industry. Michael Jackson also made the "anti-gravity" lean extremely popular with this.
  • Krump

    A dance that is expressive, free and energetic.
  • Newsies

    This is an American musical historical drama film that originally bombed in the box office, but later gained much positivity towards it.
  • Wicked

    A musical that takes place in the land of Oz and focuses on the witches of Oz.