For centuries, dancing is everywhere. Almost everybody loves dancing and doing it in their own way. I recall during our senior’s Prom at one of ocean city boardwork hotel when our dance instructor asked who knows how to dance and almost all raised their hands. “Who can give a short background about the history of dancing?” he then said and all of us put down our hands. This is an eye opener for us that we may enjoy dancing but for us to appreciate it more, we should learn deeper.

Dance history is a continuing mystery because it is difficult to access and does not leave much of tangible artifacts that last over eras, like as stone tools or cave paintings. Dance account is full with interesting happenings that shaped its foundations, discoverers that created new styles, periods of time when dance and music was combined, which all supported it to become the widespread entertainment and past time of today.

History of dance follows the development of human race. Dance served as a unique way of expressing human thought and emotion since the earliest times, way back before the creation of first modern civilizations. As time advances throughout millennia, dance was changed of being popular way of expression, health, communication and competition. Some resources compiled some of the growth of dancing.

Elizabethan era during the period in 16th century was full of charming music and dance. Music and dance played a vital role in the lives of the people in the Elizabethan time, for music and dance was a form of entertainment and social activities. In this era, both men and women were allowed to dance and sing music.

Dance is present in religion and methodology globally from the start of our civilization to the modern times. Here you can find out how dance influenced the religion ceremonies, rituals, celebrations, entertainment and became storytelling device in describing tales of gods and myths since before the birth of the earliest human civilization.

Ballroom dance is a set of partner, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world because of its performance and entertainment aspects. History of ballroom dancing started in the 16th century with the rise of European renaissance.

Tango is one of the most famous ad popular dances of modern human history. Tango is an energetic, sensual and passionate dance that was originated in Buenos Aires in late 19th century.

Waltz was said to be introduce to England in 1790. Ever since it first appeared on the ballrooms of Venice, Waltz succeeded to develop the way we dance. When the waltz finally became accepted by society, all dances that followed were variations of the waltz.

Salsa is the Latin American dace originated in Cuba and Puerto Rico and using the name “salsa” for the dance started in New York during 1970’s. Salsa is popular form of social dance with the origin movements in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and other dance forms.