How to use Dancers in a sentence
He watched the dancers on the verandah.
He inveighs against the oppression of the poor by the rich, reproves those who, weary of matins or mass, spend their time in church "jangling," telling tales, and wondering where they will get the best ale, and revives the legend of the dancers at the church door during mass who were cursed by the priest and went on dancing for a twelvemonth without cessation.
The musicians and dancers were in their places.
Curving her arms, Natasha held out her skirts as dancers do, ran back a few steps, turned, cut a caper, brought her little feet sharply together, and made some steps on the very tips of her toes.
Prince Andrew was one of the best dancers of his day and Natasha danced exquisitely.Advertisement
They came in all colors and complexions, some slender and graceful like dancers while others were muscular.
She closed her eyes as they glided around the room, oblivious to the other dancers.
This mask, which furnished abundant opportunities for the decorators, musicians and dancers, in showing forth how the seasons and their delights are successively exhausted by a "wanton darling," Raybright the grandchild of the Sun, is said to have been very popular.
Greece proper and Ionia supplied the petty Eastern princes with courtesans and female musicians and dancers.
But the connexion of the god with Puoni may have grown out of the fact that dwarf dancers were especially brought to Egypt from Ethiopia and Puoni.Advertisement
They intermarry among themselves only, and their women are professional dancers.
A most objectionable class of male dancers also exists, who imitate the dances of the Ghawazi, and dress in a kind of nondescript female attire.
Towards the end of 66 he arrived in Greece with a retinue of soldiers, courtiers, musicians and dancers.
He placed a hand on the small of her back and led her through the crowd to the ballroom with the orchestra and the dancers.
A murmur went through the dancers, several of whom sounded as if they ran into each other before pausing.Advertisement
As the date of the competition nears, ensure that the competition dance costumes for your entire team have arrived, are complete, and fit the dancers.
Through these two dancers, the classical idiom truly becomes a language, which they utter with utmost expressive clarity.
Also, they fit best during the mambo sections of the tune, but they may be danced whenever the dancers feel appropriate.
They are accompanied by clown musicians, freak acrobats, hip-hop dancers, flying jugglers and trapeze artists.
What we had in this performance was sheer artistry by both dancers.Advertisement
She is technically assured but acts well beyond her years and at a level most dancers can only dream of.
This is a new club for dancers to practice there dancing, and encourage others to learn ballroom and latin dancing.
The actions were brilliant with the roads being blocked by ' fallen ' trees, burning barricades and samba dancers waving feather dusters.
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During your 3 course meal, the Can Can dancers will perform a spectacular live cabaret.Advertisement
For a £ 2 entrance fee, there is a variety of music and dancers are treated to cream teas with homemade cakes.
The dancers we represent are of the highest caliber.
Some of these must have been college cheerleaders, modern dance students and maybe ballet dancers.
His aim was always to create choreography that dancers enjoyed.
Soon enough Tito was invited to be a member of famous salsa dance group, the Jala Jala Dancers.
This line-up includes at least five samba drummers and three dancers.
Pre-shot materials projected on three screens will create an elusion of depth and unusual dimension behind the dancers.
Dancers taking part in the intensive had an opportunity to perform excerpts from the piece.
Dancers 1 female Choreographic Style Each of the waltzes depicts a different facet of Duncan's personality.
The dancers showed a high level of professionalism and excellent rhythm in a spectacle that ranged from modern type dances to classical flamenco.
The audience participants will be able to hear the footfalls of the dancers on the other side of the screen.
The new Ballet range provides pink ginghams combined with embroideries of pirouetting dancers and ballet shoes.
The dancers were so graceful and very very talented.
These days, male dancers are almost as flexible as girl gymnasts.
Dancers in the Company have always worked phenomenally hard.
After successful auditions for the ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, all four dancers were accepted into the Ballets Russes.
The dancers will perform jigs and reels in both soft and heavy shoes.
Spanish dancers were spotted, and the obligatory extinguishing of torches revealed copious luminescence.
Musically, this is a particularly luscious evening, complemented by some terrific performances from the dancers.
Jonas has managed to combine technical mastery with feeling, like all the best dancers do.
Dancers now hold ribbons even at the older large maypoles such as at Ickwell Green and Barwick in Elmet.
Special markets are held each Bank Holiday when you might bump into morris dancers, strolling minstrels, jugglers and story tellers.
They are a mixed border morris side and welcome dancers or musicians, or both.
This set is sure to appeal to fans of rock ' n ' roll oldies, vocal group collectors and dancers alike.
Dancers onstage are joined by projected 3D images of dancers at a second location -- projected around the world in an Internet Webcast.
The staff were very helpful, the chef genuinely passionate about the food and the stunning belly dancers topped off two brilliant nights.
Now, I don't know about you but when I think of a ballet dancers physique I think slender beauty.
Karen Ritchie made the annual pilgrimage to see some great dancers do rare things.
Or employ professional Irish or salsa dancers, a magician, a highland piper or a comedian.
A row of pupils stood either side of the dancers the entire route, holding aloft badminton racquets in a wide arch.
However dancers also learn samba reggae and other steps.
Regular practice boosts the immune system and strengthens sinews and tendons, which is of particular benefit to dancers.
Even tho its over produced and incredibly slick its displays a lot of heart and there is support for all you dorky dancers too.
For one thing, they don't all have the bodies of footballers, pop stars or ballet dancers.
The belly dancers were better looking than the previous ones we'd encountered and the food was quite stupendous.
The dancers wore the new tartan for the first time in 2004.
For less experienced dancers there will be dance taster days during August.
Later the dancers pass along criss-cross paths punctuated by stamping feet, wheeling arms and twisting torsos.
Also available as part of Moulin Rouge Show with doubles trapeze and Can Can dancers.
Our select dance troupe, Random Dancers, had assorted duties.
Dolin created the showpiece Variations for Four (1957) to demonstrate the virtuosity of a quartet of his male dancers.
This is in addition to our growing program of classes in-house for very wee dancers.
For the first time ever I understand what's meant by dancers on pointe appearing weightless.
They have, for example, a demon of the waterfall, a demon of wild-beast tracks, a demon which interferes with snares for wild-fowl, a baboon demon, which takes possession of dancers and causes them to perform wonderful feats of climbing, &c. But it is impossible to do more than deal with a few types, which will illustrate the main features of the demonology of savage, barbarous and semicivilized peoples.
Mamma told me to ask you to join the dancers.
Nicholas and Denisov were walking up and down, looking with kindly patronage at the dancers.
When the cotillion was over the old count in his blue coat came up to the dancers.
Sometimes, as she looked at the strange but amusing capers cut by the dancers, who--having decided once for all that being disguised, no one would recognize them--were not at all shy, Pelageya Danilovna hid her face in her handkerchief, and her whole stout body shook with irrepressible, kindly, elderly laughter.
It was later adopted by dancers to help recuperate from injuries and maintain their strength and flexibility.
Getting spotted with Morris or Molly Dancers earns 30 points.
The music is played with a staccato beat in keeping with the vigorous expressive movements of the dancers.
For one thing, they do n't all have the bodies of footballers, pop stars or ballet dancers.
All my life I had honestly always thought of belly dancers as being closer to striptease artists than to dancers.
The belly dancers were better looking than the previous ones we 'd encountered and the food was quite stupendous.
Dancers are stripped of their clothes, swathed in bandages, left for dead.
At the club, which features topless dancers behind the bar, Fanny Singer is identified by a red rose on her thigh.
He totally transformed what we were doing from students tottering around in a studio to dancers beginning to understand the movement.
Showing a large group of Swazis, many with umbrellas, gathered round a troupe of dancers.
Costumes are simple trousers and tunic tops in velvet and jersey fabrics that create an elegant line on the dancers ' bodies.
The Royal 's dancers have beautiful, pure, unfussy classical line.
For the first time ever I understand what 's meant by dancers on pointe appearing weightless.
Dancers, musicians and even a Chinese Lion flew in to wow the guests.
Some baby girls will grow up to be natural dancers and ballerinas, and you can create a gift basket that encourages this particular type of art form.
Rouge is also popularly worn in stage productions and with any kind of performer, especially cultural dancers.
Leg warmers are not just for dancers anymore.
This celebrity fake now has his own entourage of back-up dancers and sells out venues in his own right.
Because of all of her personal issues, Evans has felt it best to withdraw from "Dancing with the Stars," a reality competition show where celebrities team up with professional ballroom dancers.
Prior to the official announcement, leaks were rampant all over the Internet and entertainment news shows about who would be the Dancing with the Stars celebrity dancers.
She is known as one of the world's best Latin dancers.
Every week fans cheer on their favorite pair of costumed dancers as the contestant list whittles down.
Most people have serious doubts when actors (or dancers, in this case) make an attempt to cross over to another form of entertainment.
One of The Jonas Brothers' back-up dancers played tattle tale and told her father, who confronted Lovato.
Capezio and Danskin are two popular brands for dancers, but the unseamed versions of footless tights from these dancewear makers can double as everyday tights.
Cheerleaders must be gymnasts and they must be dancers.
Student clubs vary greatly in the type of interest they cater to; clubs exist for everything from dancers to anime fans.
Dancers, shopping, and dining are all available along with extensive children's activities.
Soirees are elegant as dancers swirl across the large ballroom floor in the Queens Room.
Some say the shows there rival Broadway productions, thanks to the incredible costumes, lighting, and talent of the actors and dancers.
Flesh-colored stockings were worn on the stage by comediennes, chorines, and cancan dancers revealing limbs that had been all but eliminated from the fashionable silhouette.
The precedent of nudity established by modern dancers implied artistic motives.
The striptease represented a return to the flash-and-tickle approach of populist vaudeville dancers.
It was one of the first lines catering to dancers, the first company to create nylon bodywear and today they are offering fitness products made with organic cotton.
Some plus size belly dancers prefer the easy movement and coverage of harem pants.
Dancers who don't want to expose their midriffs often dance with long scarves, sheer veils or in one-piece, full-length dresses.
Many plus size belly dancers use sport bras, which they cover with veils.
Vintage styles going back to the 1930s, where rompers were often worn as exercise wear (you've probably seen them in movies showing dancers rehearsing), can be very elaborate, with ruffles and bows.
Probably the most popular current style hearkens back to dancers' warm-up sweaters, which are cut short and tie in the front.
Pant liners or unitards are must-have accessories to ensure modesty for dancers, while body liners accentuate cleavage and create a lean silhouette.
Indian Trails - Visitors won't want to miss this area that celebrates Native American culture, including crafts, dancers and art.
Disney is continuously casting for singers, actors, dancers, street performers, musicians, and characters.
Many mainstream games have a ham-handed prurient element to them - for example, the pixelated pole dancers in Duke Nuk'em - but very few mainstream games cross the border into adult territory.
There are animated dancers and flashing backgrounds on screen too, which can be a distraction at first but you'll soon learn to keep your focus on the arrow cues.
These high-risk groups include dancers, fashion models, professional athletes (including gymnasts, skaters, long-distance runners, and jockeys), and actresses.
Stress fractures are especially common in ballet dancers, long-distance runners, and in people whose bones are thin.
Professional ballet dancers, gymnasts, and ice skaters are especially at risk for oligomenorrhea because they combine strenuous physical activity with a diet intended to keep their weight down.
In athletes, models, actresses, dancers, and women with anorexia nervosa, oligomenorrhea occurs because body fat drops too low compared to weight.
This nationally-televised dance competition show is a hit series of episodes where dancers compete for the title of 'America's Favorite Dancer'.
In addition to the dancers that everyone loves, audiences love Lythgoe's interactions with the dancers and the other judges.
Described as American Idol for those with fancy footwork, the show features young and vibrant aspiring dancers, some of whom are complete amateurs, and others who have already won a few competitions.
Over the course of the competition, dancers perform both in their own genres, as well as several new ones.
Hip hop dancers compete in ballroom dance and classically-trained ballerinas are required to perform a modern piece.
In other episodes, small groups of dancers have to create choreography together and perform it as an ensemble.
In addition to the first-place cash award, many dancers have received performance opportunities after being crowned 'America's Favorite Dancer'.
While the winner of each season receives a large sum of money and lots of publicity and perks, dancers who are on the show, but do not win the competition, are also asked to join the national tours.
This is excellent publicity for all the dancers, making an appearance on the show extremely valuable to a dancer's career.
While many of the dancers are classically trained in one or several dance disciplines, many of the underdogs of the show make it into the top 10.
This could be due, at least in part, to the fact that dancers are required to compete in so many disciplines once the show gets rolling.
One of the first places to go is YouTube, where dancers from all levels share both examples and instructions for a wide variety of steps.
These are limited to illustrations and don't go through the process of teaching dancers how to do the moves; for those who have once learned the steps, this illustrations are very helpful.
Swing dance has been thrilling dancers since the 1920s and is still taught and performed all over the world.
Both of these groups were fed up with the strict structure and lack of creativity found within their respective classical ballet academies, and desired to inspire audiences and fellow dancers in a whole new way.
She also incorporated Native American dances and inspired the second generation of Modern dancers with her creativity, including the now famed Martha Graham.
The founder of the New York City Ballet and grandfather of the now famed holiday production of The Nutcracker, Balanchine was the first classical choreographer to enlist modern dancers into his company.
Because of his unique style and success at a young age, he has been a media favorite, at least compared to most other dancers.
What was once considered "ghetto" is now credited as mainstream, and many of today's up and coming dancers wouldn't be where they are today without some excellent new school hip hop training.
The most ambitious dancers can choose a mode that uses arrows on both dance pads, doubling the playing space, and leaving them jumping from mat to mat.
Various singers and dancers serve as judges, including JC Chasez of N*SYNC fame, and Shane Sparks, a noted hip hop choreographer.
American dancers came out in droves for the auditions, which took place in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Dancing with the Stars has been on network television for six seasons, and all have provided hours of entertainment to an America that can't seem to get enough of celebrities paired with professional ballroom dancers.
Interactive - This may mean nothing more than eye-contact and smiles between dancers, but the most fun line dances involve some sort of physical connection between the dancers.
It is known as a "change" because they are designed to take dancers from natural turns to reverse turns, and back again.
Just as its name suggests, dancers rise and fall through the use of their knees and ankles.
The premise of the show is simple - an audition show is aired, showcasing dozens of talented (and not so talented!) dancers chomping at the bit for their chance at fame and fortune.
Much like past talent reality shows, the teams are voted on by viewers and the choreographer with the losing team is forced to eliminate one of their dancers.
Taking it further, in 1995 composer Bill Whelan began working with several Irish dancers to create a stage performance called Riverdance, which showcased several Irish and Celtic art forms (including Flamenco) all together.
The grand finale of the show, "Planet Ireland," is a group dance piece that is performed entirely a capella, letting the talented feet of the dancers produce their own accompaniment.
In 1998, after two successful years of touring with the show, Flatley gathered all of the dancers from the companies for one show in Hyde Park, London.
This production, entitled "Feet of Flame" had around 100 dancers all on stage at the same time, with a culminating "final performance" solo by Michael Flatley.
Most of all, though, it contains riveting dancers taking their traditional art into a brand new age.
A common mistake that beginner ballroom dancers make is to assume that any nice dress - say, a bridesmaid dress or disco outfit - will do.
In competition, it is these kinds of dresses that help draw the judge's eye, which is difficult to do with a dozen other dancers on the floor at the same time.
A more safe route might be to try renting a dress; several professional dancers have a large stock of dresses used in past competitions which they will lease to those who are of a similar size.
Below are just a few ideas of styles and structures popular with dancers today.
Jazz dance techniques of style are of the utmost importance, especially for dancers who participate in performance and/or competition.
Choreographed dance routines are used in various areas of the artistic world, and continue to evolve and inspire as dancers continue to create.
Plenty of every day dancers, and even those with no training, have had a great time putting together their own choreography for a special event or just for fun.
Consider many different songs before choosing the perfect one, and don't be afraid to consult your dancers for their opinions as well.
Whichever style you choose, try to find something that fits well with your dancers.
Stretching your dancers creatively is a wonderful thing, however pushing them past what they are capable of is often a recipe for disaster.
The mark she left on the dance world is irreversible, and young dancers continue to be raised up and trained in the Graham style of Contemporary movement.
Dancers continue to envy her unique abilities and her penchant for something so difficult, and yet she made it look so easy.
From basic to elite, all dancers need to be continually challenged, and there is no better way to stretch oneself than to get into the spirit of competitiveness.
Many dancers find they have not had an opportunity to get such "tunnel vision" when it comes to dance, until they begin competing and seeing how much of an impact the craft makes in their life.
Headliners is located in New Jersey, and hosts competitions for dancers ages 7-18.
Many dancers use their personal experiences and diverse training to help keep their choreography more interesting to the audience - such as a belly dancer adding in hip-hop moves to her routine.
Contrasts can do this, whether in movement or occasionally in the actual dancers themselves.
Failing a live instructor, fellow dancers can often work in brainstorming sessions to try and come up with creative new moves.
In the end, keeping to one's authentic message as a dance routine develops will help maintain fresh new choreography and entertain audiences and dancers for years.
Many dancers go their entire career without having to create dances even for themselves.
It's not just the task of creating a dance that will fit the abilities and styles of multiple dancers - it is also treating the group as a single organism that is expressing an idea through movement.
Number of Dancers - How many dancers do you have to work with?
Ability of Dancers - Knowing the styles and level of skill for all your dancers is imperative before beginning to plan dance team routines.
Time Pressure - How much time do you have before the performance, not just to choreograph but also to teach your dancers the routine?
Some are online, but the best resources will always be actual instructors and your fellow dancers.
Simply listening to the music, picturing the dancers in the space, and letting all of this planning percolate will almost certainly begin to inspire movement phrases and eventually the entire dance routine will fall into place.
This of course led to a long stint on television, providing trained dancers with plenty of work and opportunity once this new medium gained popularity.
Today, despite more popular dance forms such as hip hop and ballroom filling our living rooms, many dancers continue to value tap training and realize the importance of being at least adequately skilled in this discipline.
Basically it's the process of moving the hips side to side in a rotating fashion as the dancers move through the basic steps and the variations.
It's almost impossible to describe accurately with words, but watching professional ballroom dancers it is obvious and beautiful, adding a saucy sensuality to this dance.
Several pivotal musicians and dancers have created what we now consider to be the canons of tango history.
In spite of the decline of social dance, tango history continues in the bodies of the new dancers throughout the world.
Either way, you will want to come up with jazz pieces that are fresh and interesting, for both your dancers and their audience.
Dancers share their work to motivate and bring art to the world, and at times, imitation truly is the greatest form of flattery.
Japanese dancers, on the other hand, are encouraged to "get your koshi down!" as one instructor put it (koshi is the Japanese word for a person's rear end).
The dancers often seem to draw energy and movement from this connection, in fact.
Lifts and Drops - Dancers make pronounced hip movements with lifts and drops, such as the drop back and Lebanese lift jump.
Arms - Snake arms is the most common arm movement, with numerous variations, depending on where dancers hold their arms as they move them in a snake-like pattern.
However, dancers should take care to master the basics before moving on to these more advanced methods that use accessories.
Viewing dancers as they perform the basic movements is essential.
Aspiring dancers can also take advantage of more involved belly dance lessons online from BellyCore.
Discover Belly Dance, a 3-disc set, features twin dancers as they introduce you to Egyptian belly dance, including fundamental movements and choreographed routines.
Some ballroom dance methods actually have the dancers start on the third "cha" step just so that everything else will fall into place starting on the "one" count.
The dancers can have their arms in closed (classic dance frame), extended (holding hands, arms loose), or open (no physical contact at all).
The follow would be doing the steps in reverse, and then both dancers would switch.
Flamenco dancers share in a tradition that goes back hundreds of years.
Beginning in the streets of Spain with music inspired by a combination of Moorish, Gypsy, and Gallic sources, the dance has spread to both spectators and flamenco dancers worldwide.
It is impossible to give a full overview of all of the Flamenco dancers over the ages - names such as Eduardo Cansino Sr.
However, through four performers with careers cumulatively spanning over a hundred years, it is possible to get an idea of the kind of discipline, passion, and lives flamenco dancers live.
From then on he was partnered with skilled dancers almost constantly.
Not one to rest on his laurels, he formed the Foundation for Hispanic Dance as well as another dance company featuring his children, four of whom are dancers, and two of whom are composers.
She has collaborated with world-renowned dancers and choreographers such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Pina Bausch.
While flamenco dance itself has never reached the level of popularity of other Latin dances such as salsa or rumba, flamenco dancers have enjoyed the respect and adoration of millions over the years.
Combined with musical forms that are constantly being revisited and adopted by artists all over the world, it seems certain that flamenco dancers will continue to have a place in the pantheon of great artists.
The popularity of hip hop dancers may seem like a relatively recent thing, but the roots of this art form go back decades.
The history traces a convoluted trail through the streets of L.A. and New York City where inner-city youth found in dance an alternative to violence, all the way to the current day when dance studios offer classes for child hip hop dancers.
In fact, the dance has become popular enough that there are some arguments as to what constitutes "true" hip hop dancers.
Rennie Harris is an example of one the pioneers of hip hop dancers.
This was one of the first cases of hip hop dancers being recognized by contemporary dance professionals as legitimate artists.
The World Hip Hop Championships held in the U.S. is arguably the "purest" competition for just hip hop dancers.
These competitions are often televised, bringing hip hop dancers into everyday homes and turning dancers such as Marc Bamuthi Joseph (a performance artist and hip hop dancer) into household names.
Dancers may perform in a circle, pair up, or dance in separate male and female groups.
Choreographers that are best able to recreate the feel of a celebration create a constantly shifting mass of dancers.
For example, there may be a section where for 8 beats the dancers walk in a small circle.
Moving to the side, dancers step with one foot, then place the other behind it (maintaining their balance).
That's what keeps line dancers smiling and active no matter where you go.
In order to figure out how to perform, a group of hopeful line dancers will need to have some line dancing instructions.
Dancers are often categorized by the performers' ages, status and race.
Dancers with advanced skills are recognized by their ability to coordinate a few rhythmic movements simultaneously, presenting impressive complexities to an audience or other community members.
The choreography involves the dancers facing each other in rows, and each individual has a scarf.
The darkened outlines of the iPod dancers move to a featured song.
Solid-colored backgrounds provide contrast, and the dancers' iPods remain white to stand out above all other elements.
Instead of black, the dancers' outlines are filled with bright, clashing colors.
The dancers in the original music video for the song perform a dance reminiscent of Broadway production numbers.
The iPod dancers are largely anonymous despite being so famous, due to the style of the advertisements.
In fact, he may actually be the body behind other dancers in the video, as video footage is often manipulated to make it appear as if others are dancing like him.
Dancer Mandy Coulton made a few headlines in 2005 when she revealed herself as one of the iPod dancers.
As the iPod enjoys continued success in its various incarnations, there are sure to be many iPod dancers yet to come.
The second approach is more traditional, someone puts together a routine dancers learn, consisting of a sequence of moves and groups of steps (called combination).
Many western dancers will clog to bluegrass or vintage fiddle music, making great entertainment for both dancer and audience.
Dancers form lines and perform synchronized steps, from basic to extremely intricate.
Many square dancers are members of a specific square dance club, and often compete or attend various festivals throughout the year.
Along with American rival, New York City Ballet, NYCB, this company has dominated the international ballet scene since the 1940s by presenting a full repertoire of classical and contemporary ballet, showcasing the finest ballet dancers.
Thanks in part to the Bolshevik revolution of 1918, many of the best dancers, choreographers, and musicians of the Russian state dance theatre, the Maryinsky, fled the country.
Balanchine, the son of a composer, saw his dancers as instruments, therefore most of his ballets are plotless, often performed without extensive backdrops, scenery or costumes.
A big part of this is the internet, which in conjunction with the digital media revolution, makes it easier than ever for musicians and dancers to share the sights and sounds of their practice of this craft.
Many hip hop classes have been criticized by established dancers for being more like jazz or modern dance simply performed to a hip-hop beat.
Don't be intimidated by their skill - at one time, every dancer is a beginner, and usually these hip hop dancers are happy to welcome fellow enthusiasts to learn, laugh, and grow together.
But the dancers are the most legit there can be, because they are simply out there dancing with no thought other than the pure joy of hip hop dance.
Perform these movements to a specific beat, a legitimate hip hop song, and it could be said that the dancers had gotten their money's worth from these hip hop dance classes.
In fact, often some of the nicest social dance schools offer their dance floors to groups of hip hop dancers to practice and teach.
There are many DVDs and websites devoted to the dance form, and a thoroughly networked internet and TV culture of both dancers and afficionadoes.
Most hip hop dancers wear flat-soled sneakers when they dance, and the most special equipment is usually something like kneepads or a hat if the class is advanced enough to offer something like headspins.
And they may be right; really good dance teachers teaching very talented dancers can create pieces that are indistinguishable from the best hip hop dancers in the world.
But to the discerning eye, even these pure dancers will be missing something of the attitude, the flair of movement that the true b-boys and b-girls bring to their dance.
Aside from the two dancers (a male and female pair) there are four other performers whose job it is to move four bamboo poles laid out in like a tic-tac-toe board at the performers' feet.
The sound of the bamboo staves hitting each other and the ground is quite loud and startling, and implies danger to the dancers who prance in and out of the spaces created by the rhythmic pounding.
The dance also gets progressively more and more complex, in both rhythm and movement, and as it speeds up there is truly a virtuosic performance necessary for the dancers to avoid catching their ankles in the "bird trap."
There is, traditionally, a great deal of flirting and playful banter taking place during the dance, entertaining for both dancers and audience alike.
While many of the dances reflect Philippine heritage, they also are brought into the future by contemporary dancers who have taken these cultural influences into the wider global arena.
Dancers and choreographers designated "National Artists" include Lucrecia Reyes Urtula, Leonor Orosa Goquinco Basilio, Alice Reyes, Tony Fabella, and Agnes Locsin.
For as long as social dance has been around, these illustrations have been used by teachers to reinforce the lessons, and also been used by novice dancers to get started on learning the basic steps in the tango.
Where do dancers begin, and what inspires them?
Gatherings of dancers are common in almost every country at venues from pubs to fairs, but the most prestigious (and largest) is the annual An Oireachtas na Gaeilge in Ireland.
Groups of dancers all over the world enjoy step dance, which is a dance method formalized by the Irish Dancing Commision.
At a step dance competition, groups will perform small sections of these dances and be judged by more experienced dancers and teachers.
The dancers will often wear elaborate costumes embroidered with Celtic designs and sequins during the competitions.
Able to be performed by any number of dancers in groups from two to eight performers, they are usually directed by a caller and accompanied by traditional Irish music.
In fact, the term "ceili" also represents a party-like gathering of musicians and dancers, often gathering at a pub to share the traditional sounds and steps together.
While the choreography is usually quite basic and repetitive, it is extremely enjoyable to both the dancers and audience, resonating with an unmatchable spirit of joyfulness and vibrancy.
Today, her full service studio offers classes for both beginning and advanced dancers, as well as traveling instruction booking, performances and events where you can take a one-time class in the Florida area.
The dance pattern most often used includes a counterclockwise circle of large groups of dancers, executed with a running/jogging step and stops.
With banners and singing, up to 200 dancers can be seen during this elaborate dance style, with men in pairs, followed by pairs of women.
No longer limited to local audiences, people from all countries can learn about dance competition rules, see past and present dancers, and discuss anything at all with other enthusiasts.
Ask Your Friends - Your fellow dancers, both in person and found online through blogs and forums, are a good network of information about dance competitions, probably through personal experience.
Also, clicking on the "video" option will show you videos of dancers from all levels.
Suddenly the 21st century has ballroom dancers like Julianne Hough as household names, and the fans of professional ballroom dance competitions are worldwide.
Severe hair styles and extreme makeup, often with glitter and sequins included, round out the style and flair that ballroom dancers are famous for.
Most dancers get involved with competitions through their dance studios or through joining an organization such as DanceSport or USA Dance.
Here you can find steps, sketches of routines, images of countless dancers and teams and videos of computer designed choreography.
The positions are the backbone of ballet because of the opportunity they provide for dancers to work on their technique.
For example, dancers should be able to go into relevé in all five positions without tipping over.
For those ballet dancers who are seriously thinking about a dance career, it's important to work on some additional elements of mastering the ballet positions.
Study videos of professional dancers paying special attention to the angles of their heads in different positions and in different movements.
Dancing the foxtrot has been one of the favorite pastimes of ballroom dancers from amateurs to competitive professionals for decades.
The footwork for the foxtrot is a bit tricky - in fact, people who are learning the "basic" step will look at experienced dancers and wonder if they are actually dancing the same dance.
Both dancers shift their weight fully to the foot that moved.
Quick - Both dancers finish the basic step by "closing" their feet, the lead bringing the right and the follow their left to parallel position.
It is very similar to the basic step, but angled in a way so that every step makes the dancers cover ground in one direction (instead of moving vertically for the two slow steps and then laterally for the quick-quick).
Used when the dancers need to change direction quickly, the rock step varies the basic in one core way - instead of the second "slow" step moving forward for the lead, instead the body weight is simply shifted back onto the right foot.
In the quick steps that follow, the dancers change their body alignment approximately 45 degrees from the start.
One of the easiest and most fun variations in the foxtrot is the promenade, where the dancers face each other and move their feet sideways (still in the same rhythm) with a sort of grapevine step in order to move in the same direction.
A more basic, less intensive version of the full Bronze Program, where dancers learn to turn the steps that they learned in the Basic Program into real dancing.
More intensive and more fulfilling, this version (instead of the Associate version) will allow the students in the program to really fully become dancers in the styles of dance that they've chosen to learn.
This program, for serious hobbyists, gives dancers the style they need to become top social dancers.
In other words, the dancers were counting "and - one - two - three" instead of "one - two - three - four".
Other line dances such as the Continental Walk and the Bus Stop were basically versions of the original Hustle but with the dancers turning to repeat steps in four different directions sequentially.
While it is certainly easy enough to just google "dance clip art" and start clicking on sites filled with pictures of dancers, that is probably the least efficient way to find images.
Dancers regularly combine basic jazz dance steps to create dance routines; add rhythmic, syncopated music to the mix, and the result is a dynamic and entertaining form of self-expression.
Many dancers consider the jazz layout to be the quintessential jazz dance movement.
Dancers can perform either full lunges or half lunges.
Most dancers will want to go beyond just learning the basic jazz dance movements; they really come to life when you learn to combine them into jazz dance routines.
Creating jazz routines is best done by using a variety of combinations so that you create your very own style; however, if you need inspiration, study the routines performed by famous jazz dancers to see how they combine steps.
Listen to your partner - A good slow dance is like a conversation - since it's not as physically exerting as some of the more athletic dances like swing, it leaves room for more of a connection between the dancers.
Its managing director, Bob Dagger, set it up to meet the demands of dancers and companies that found traditional hardwood floors both difficult to maintain and also hard on the bodies of the dancers themselves.
Swing dancers are going to have different needs than capoeiristas, and there may also be other activities on the floors besides dancing.
Allegro is billed as the "thickest dance surface in the world" and is useful in reducing injuries to dancers.
Studio "B" and Tempo are designed for dancers who don't wear shoes, such as modern or contact improv performers.
Victoria Lyras of the Indianapolis School of Ballet, for example, loves her Harlequin dance floor because "…it allows my dancers to feel secure and to have their primary focus during performances be on the choreography - not the floor."
The University is in the process of now acquiring a basket-weave floor system for their dancers.
All in all, American Harlequin seems to satisfy customers around the world, being a common flooring solution for dancers world-wide.
Lastly, large studios may have an intensely competitive feel that intimidates many dancers.
While the dancers in the video, including Beyonce, have professional training in many disciplines from ballet and jazz to hip hop and other urban dance moves, you don't necessarily have to have that kind of training to learn the dance.
While the moves are standard jazz and hip hop, the shoes are definitely not standard - in fact, for most non-professional dancers, they would be dangerous.
Not only is the samba danced all over the world by dancers looking for a fun, upbeat, and sexy dance, but the Samba is also one of the features of the annual Brazilian 'Carnaval'.
Pictures of Samba dancers, as well as many video recordings, are hallmarks of the Brazilian Carnivals.
Slow songs are a signal for the dancers to dance closer to one another and to hold each other.
This is not the time to be chatting with other people on the dance floor, nor should you be scoping out the other dancers to try and decide who you'd like to dance with next.
The dance group consists of 11 dancers ranging in age from 13 to 25 and is led and choreographed by Ashley Banjo.
In the YouTube video of the Diversity audition you can see their elements of surprise (especially one of their two youngest dancers popping out of a duffel-bag midway through their performance).
First and foremost, get all dancers to live a healthy lifestyle.
Pick out an outfit that is flattering to all the body types represented on your team, and don't try to make something work that won't, regardless of how well it looked on the dancers in the catalog.
Competitive teams that succeed showcase their most flexible and technically advanced dancers.
Insurance (like any athletic activity, dancers are prone to injury, and the school may not carry the dance team on their own insurance waiver).
College dance teams not only offer a fun sport for talented dancers to participate in, but also an exciting and competitive atmosphere for dance fans to soak up dancers' performances.
Many colleges offer dance teams; even colleges that don't offer a dance major or minor are likely to have a college team for the talented dancers among their students.
For very serious dancers, it may even be the case that you check out a college's team before applying or enrolling at a school.
This may sound easy; however, any dancer will tell you that it's the soloists who have it 'easy'…the rest of the dancers are working hard just to look like one dancer though they are many.
If your school already has a dance team, it could be the case that the student body is not large enough for there to be enough dancers for a second or a third team.
If you have photographs of your dancers that you exceptionally like, or if you have students that can serve as enthusiastic models, you can print some of your own students or teachers on posters.
This works exceptionally well if you opted with printing personalized posters with your own dancers.
You can also dispatch dancers from your studio to make face-to-face visits with coaches who might be interested in bringing their dancers.
There are thousands of DVDs and classes that combine various forms of dance with exercise - and dancers have always been held up as being the epitome of human health.
Triple-Step (or Quick) Basic - The triple step is done either by more advanced dancers or when the music is lively enough to call for it.
The counts for both are actually in 6-beat intervals, so it may take some getting used to for dancers used to 8 or 16 count patterns.
The next video features award-winning ballroom Latin dancers demonstrating new and exciting samba dance moves to add to your repertoire.
Any time an audience greatly enjoys a dance routine, the dancers are bound to have more fun and to feel like they really impressed the crowd.
Not only will you learn new steps, but you'll also meet fellow dancers with whom you can have fun and compare notes.
Capezio dance shop has been serving dancers and their families since 1887.
His location first gave him work as a shoe repairman for performers from the Met, and he built a friendly rapport with many of the dancers.
Salvatore's popularity took off, and his little shoe shop landed him success and even a wife when one of the dancers took a particular interest in him!
This was started in 1998, along with Dancesport, which is aimed at ballroom dancers.
Capezio dance shop sponsors and finances a dance award and grant program for dancers who are making a difference in both the community and in the arts.
That hasn't changed - hip hop dancers still share all of those things.
Through social media networks, other dancers can view, comment on, and upload their own versions of dance moves in response to uploaded videos.
It was also between 1910 and 1920 that tango dancers and musicians traveled from South America to Europe, setting a tango craze off in Paris first, then spreading to London and Berlin.
Using the wealth of videos on sites such as YouTube can show you not only the dancers of today but also the performers and musicians from yesterday, making tango a richer experience for everyone.