Dance with History 1970 to Why do we dance?
1977 Disco Hustle
dance by John Travolta in Saturday
1980s Rave parties at Manchester's Haçienda
1990s French Jive or Modern Jive
Accessible Jive-Salsa fusion, "featuring many spinning actions for the lady".
1997 "Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your
Advice, like youth,
probably just wasted on the young from Chicago
Tribune, 1st June. Quoted in Baz Luhrmann's song, Everybody's Free (To Wear
Buena Vista Social Club released by Ry Cooder and the Afro
Cuban Allstars leads to an explosion across Europe of Son
Music and Salsa Dancing.
Bandleader, Wille Colón, writes, "Salsa's magic has always
been transmitted from skin to skin - in a seductive dance
clinch, and through a sheet of dried goats skin - the voice
of the drum"
Why do we dance?
"Dance is an instinctive mode of muscular reaction...
expressing feelings or emotions, or simply expressing excess energy."
"The desire to dance is one of the primitive instincts of
mankind. It has been said that 'dancing is older than anything except eating,
drinking and love'.
"It is a fact that emotion stimulates the body into
movement. Even primitive cave-drawings depict men dancing.
The desire to move in response to emotion is a physiological
fact which will survive as long as people exist. The
persistence of rhythm and its intimate association with sex
and life itself is undeniable, and rhythm and movement come
together in dancing"
Humanity includes dancing,
and today we dance for