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Исследовательская работа why people dance


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Municipal budget educational institution “Gymnasium #3”











 Topic of the Research:

Why people dance”



By: Taytakova Vika

Guided by:

O.V. Chupina























Gorno-Altaysk, 2016

Content:

Introduction………………………………………………………………..2

  1. The defenition ‘dancing’…………………………………………………..3

  2. The history of dancing. ……………………………………………………3

  3. Why Do We Dance? ………………………………………………………3

  4. Dancing styles……………………………………………………………...4

  5. Dancing in modern world …………………………………………………5

Conclusion…………………………………………………………………6

Literature…………………………………………………………………..7






















Introduction

In modern world people loaded with work, problems and they are disconnected from the natural rhythm. Since ancient times, people danced, thus the human body was connected with nature. Dancing man tidies his thoughts and feelings. His emotional state becomes better. Nowadays people spend all their free time near computers so deprive themselves this opportunity. So we are interested in the problem: ‘why people dance’ and ‘Is dancing popular in modern world?’

The aim of our project is to determine the role of dancing in modern world.

Tasks:

  • To determine the term “dance”;

  • to collect the necessary information about the history of dance;

  • to describe different types of dancing styles;

  •  to analyse the popularity of dancing through the TV programs and dancing clubs.
















  1. The defenition ‘dancing’

Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals, as in bee dances and behaviour patterns such as a mating dances.


  1. The history of dancing.

It is difficult to say when dance became an important part of human culture. Dance has been used during different ceremonies, rituals and celebrations since prehistoric times. Archeologists have found Egyptian tomb paintings depicting dancing figures from circa 3300 ВС. In the past people danced to tell myths and to show feelings for one of the opposite gender. Dance plays a vital role in many of the world's religions. People have used dance in praise of their gods, in celebration of the seasons, and simply as an outward expression of joy or grief. Native Americans could not imagine their lives without dancing. It was an essential part of their culture and heritage. Native Americans danced for almost any reason: for worship, for rain, when preparing to fight with other tribes or when preparing for a big hunt.


  1. Why Do We Dance?

Today a lot of people are still fond of dancing though few of them dance for religious reasons. For many of us dance is an excellent opportunity to have fun, to express our emotions, to relieve stress, to experience music and to improve our health and fitness level. Dance can be also a form of nonverbal communication as it helps two people say 'I love you' to each other. That is why many couples celebrate their unions with a wedding dance which is the symbol of their love and affection. A wedding dance is an unforgettable experience and a person remembers this happy moment during all his or her life.


  1. Dancing styles

There are many interesting dancing styles and everybody can find something to his liking. There are dancing styles that can be practiced alone (solo dance), as a couple (partner dance), or as a part of a much larger group (group dance).

Ballet is popular with many people and it is best known for its unique features and techniques. Ballet began to develop in Italy and later it appeared in France. It combines classical music, mime, acting, costumes and dance. Nobody can remain indifferent watching ballet dancers' graceful movements.

The waltz is a ballroom and folk dance in 3/4 time. It first became fashionable in Vienna around the 1780s and spread to many other countries. This dance form became the example for the creation of many other ballroom dances. In Britain the waltz was considered 'riotous and indecent' as late as 1825. Now there are many types of waltz, including many folk and several ballroom dances.

Tango is often associated with love, passion and romance. This dance form originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay and it became popular in Europe in the early years of the 20th century. Tango has influences from Spanish and African cultures. Today, there are many tango dance styles, including Argentine Tango, Uruguayan Tango, Ballroom tango (American and International styles), Finnish tango, Chinese tango, and vintage tangos.


  1. Dancing in modern world

Today many young people, especially boys, are fond of break dancing. It is a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement among African American and Latin American youths during the early 1970s. It is normally danced to funk or hip hop music. Break dance is highly improvisational and physically demanding. It allows dancers to display their skills by showing extremely difficult and complicated elements. Some dancers organize competitions and try to outperform each other.

Many people dedicate their lives to dancing and spend years perfecting their dancing skills. But it is not necessary to be a professional. The most important thing is just to love dancing.


  1. Dancing in modern world

To answer the main question of our work: Is dancing popular nowadays? we have analyzed TV Program Guide of different countries and found out that about 20% of TV programs are connected with dancing. For example:

Britain - Dance Contest, Reality talent show, Strictly Come dancing

USA - Dancing with the Stars, Dancing on Ice, So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol.

In Russia there are also many reality television shows such as 'Dancing with Stars' ‘Dancing on ice’and so on...

The popularity of dance also shows the large number of films and movies such as the one with Richard Gere 'Shall We Dance' that have made ballroom dancing popular and appealing to the average person.

Some people take dance lessons or just buy videos and DVDs that teach different dance steps.











Conclusion

While dancing people try to express their ideas or to tell a story through their movements and facial expressions. Dance fills our body with energy and makes us feel happier. Dancing is a wonderful way to exercise while having fun. Besides, it has a lot of health benefits. It increases your muscle tone, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress and releases endorphins (a chemical that reduces pain and can make you feel happier). It helps us burn calories and lose weight. But of course some people dance simply for the sake of dancing.

































Literature

  1. М.З.Биболетова. Английский язык: Английский с удовольствием / Enjoy English: учебник англ.яз. для 7 класса общеобраз.учрежд. – Обнинск: Титул, 2008

  2.  М.З.Биболетова. Английский язык: Английский с удовольствием / Enjoy English: учебник англ.яз. для 11 класса общеобраз.учрежд. – 2-е изд, испр. –  Обнинск: Титул, 2010

  3.  www.greatenglish.ucoz.ru

  4. http://en.wikipedia.org




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