“Dance! Nothing else for me to do, but, dance!” These lines from jamiroquai’s hit song, “Canned Heat” were never more profound. Dance has been used to celebrate the coming of tribes and weddings and in most musical films, to settle disputes or “beefs”. You know you love a good “Dance-Fight”.
Here is a brief timeline on how dance has evolved and changed throughout the glorious history of our fascinating culture.
Every era injects a completely different influence to these dance styles. In tandem with these, the types of music one dances to, also undergoes a radical evolution. For instance, the dance styles of the 1920s and 1930s were more or less marked by simplicity and groovy moves like the Lindy Hop, Jive, and Moonwalk. In the 1980s and 1990s the influence are derived from pop culture and street dancing. Whatever gets you moving, just dance like no one is watching.