On the occasion of International Dance Day. we want to express ourselves like a dancer, wherever the place, in a world of freedom, aesthetics, and rhythm. Dance connects us to rhythm, music, culture, and traditions all over the world. It is almost certain that in every country there is a typical dance, a traditional dance, a popular dance. Some are better known than others, but all are of equal importance in artistic, cultural, and historical fields.
Our body is the perfect instrument to keep pace with tradition and cultural beauty as the language of the soul. A universal language to share with anyone around the world. Ready to move your body? We are taking advantage of International Dance Day to make you discover some folk dances in the world that you should know, to make them your own, and to please you. Want to join us?
International Dance Day
Dance around the world
There is no place in the world without these traditions. It is a pleasure to be able to travel and discover in every corner of the world a little culture and art. Before discovering some of the popular dances, what is the one from your country or region? When you visit a new country or receive visitors, do not hesitate to make it known! We all like to discover foreign cultures and move our bodies from time to time.
Here are some ballroom dances, and others more urban. The dance is freed from social classes, we can all participate. From waltz in Vienna to flamenco in Seville. In addition to these examples in Austria and Spain, there are certainly popular dances all over Europe that you should know about.
We could mention the Aluneful in Romania, the Ramon dance in Belgium, the Badoise in France, and much more. Popular dances infusing the taste of the party on the international day of dance not to be missed under any circumstances.
One of the nicest regions, passionate with a sense of rhythm. Traditional Latin American dances are historically and culturally rich due to the mix of cultures in the region. The rhythms combine indigenous, European, and indigenous customs such as Cumbia in Colombia, or other dances invite banter, with refined and highly studied movements such as Tango in Argentina.
Do not forget the rhythms of carnival in Brazil, such as samba or frevo. Dances full of passion, cordiality, and enthusiasm. Let’s not forget the Cuban salsa. It is admirable to realize how these rhythms are spreading all over the continent, generating new rhythms and new mixtures to enrich the culture of a people.
With more contemporary dances reflecting American culture, influence is inevitable and it would be a serious mistake not to recognize these dances as an integral part of a country’s cultural richness. Hip-Hop, Footwork, or Mosh represent cultural movements that should not be overlooked when celebrating International Dance Day.
In a place of the world, where are many subcultures where regions have a much richer and more diverse culture, it is difficult to make a choice among which artistic expressions to know. and we start from the principle that each of these expressions enriches our knowledge of a culture. We could take as an example the kathakali of India, moreover a combination of theater and make-up lesson or the dragon dance in China.
We could not cross Asia without being surprised by the belly dancing or oriental dancing present in the Arab world. Have you seen Shakira perform this dance? A multiculturalist demonstration of our world.
We have seen that African culture has already inspired dances from all over the world, such as Colombian cumbia or oriental dance, the origin of which is in fact Egyptian. Because this continent is quite rich in rhythms developed by African tribes. This is the case, for example, with the hunters’ dance in Côte d’Ivoire or the klama dance in Ghana.
From South Africa to Morocco, the African continent can surprise us with rhythms, cultures, dances, and contagious artistic wealth.
Then we dance ?
And what are you going to do on this international dance day? Go move your skeleton around the world. Get to know new rhythms and enrich your cultural and historical knowledge with one of the most beautiful and authentic art forms in the world.
All places in the world have a lot to teach us, dance has brought us closer to our environment from time immemorial, making us participate. Demonstrate through our movements what the soul wants to express. In this way, the people of the world have told their stories and are celebrating it to give the best of themselves to those of us keen to know it. Ready to discover a new culture?