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Published Tuesday, September 25, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman Americans have long viewed dancing not only as a social institution which brought men and women together in a socially acceptable venue, but as an expression of personal ability in movement and rhythm. FOLK / COUNTRY DANCES In the eighteenth-century, dance events were considered fashionable among the white social elite in urban societies, and displaying a new technique was paramount to being admired by one’s peers. At the same time, African-American slaves would gather in groups, engage in dances from their homeland, and reaffirm their sense of heritage and community. Read More 

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Published Tuesday, September 25, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman The history of Chinese dance dates back over 5000 years, when primitive cultures would perform ritual enactments of religious expression, in hopes of a prosperous hunt or a needed rain. But even in ancient times, dance was regarded by the Chinese as a physical exercise to harmonize the body and mind. Over the years, simple Chinese folk dances developed into intricate and beautiful performances that still exist in Chinese culture today. Read More 

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