Zumba is a Latin dance form and is a workout program constructed by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in the year 1990s. Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. Claudia Leitte, who is a Brazilian pop singer is named as the international ambassador of Zumba Fitness .
Zumba consists of dance along with aerobic movements which is implement to energetic music. The choreography of Zumba assimilates hip-hop, samba, soca, salsa, mambo and merengue. It has also been found that Squats and lunges are also involved in Zumba dance.
Bharatnatyam is one of the most difficult Indian classical dance forms. This form is performed form very ancient time in India. In ancient time southern part of india was showcase of temples. In each and every temples different deities were worshiped and devdasi of each temples performed this form of dance to please the god. Bharat natyam is mainly performed by women.
This major form of Indian dance is characterised by fixed upper torso, legs bent or knees flexed out combined with spectacular footwork, a sophisticated vocabulary of sign language based on gestures of hands, eyes and face muscles.
Contemporary dance is a demonstrative and an expressive style of dance that relinquishes the inflexible, focused part of classical forms of dance, and uses eccentric movements from styles all over the world. It fuses certain components of ballet, jazz, and modern dance.
Contemporary dance was developed in the 1950's and is still very popular at the present era. Looking to move effortlessly and with smoothness, dancers started to explore different avenues regarding controlling their centres, teaching students to keep up an unbending, upright centre in the course of dancing. The three most powerful choreographers on the improvement of contemporary dance were Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham.
Salsa is a very popular aesthetic form of dance. It is a carribean dance form. Salsa mapped all its way of evolution from various Cuban dance forms. Going in the depth salsa can again been categorised in various forms based on the regions. While performing salsa usually dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains unaffected by the weight changes.
This shift in the weight is followed by a rhythmic hips movement. Arm and shoulder movements coordinated according to the foot movement. The music for salse should range from 150 bpm (beats per minute) to around 250 bpm. The basic Salsa dance rhythm consists of taking three steps for every four beats of music.
Ballet these days is a very popular dance form as well, originated during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and later the Ballet has been developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. This form of dance tells a story, deliberate a mood, or just cast a piece of music.
Belly Dance is started in Egypt and is an Arabic expressive dance that accentuates complex movements of the body. It has emerged to take a wide range of forms relying upon the nation and region, both in dance style and outfit.
Hip-Hop is a form of dance that expresses the independence to grow, learn and progress. It is still the same dance moves it was in the 1970’s. Hip-hop dance indicates the street dance style which was initially carried out to hip-hop music. This form of dance has been made famous in the United States.
Kathakali: Presently, Kathakali is a famous dance form in India. It is an art which has emerged from many social and religious theatrical forms which existed in the southern region in antiquity. In Kerela, there are several ritual performing arts which have an influence on Kathakali in its form and method. Kathakali is also appreciated to the early martial arts of Kerala.