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Cheerleading | Dance | Comparing Cheerleading and Dance

Dance is human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual, or performance setting. It is not know when dance first became part of the human culture. It has been part of ceremony, rituals, celebrations, and entertainment since the beginning of humanity. One of the earliest forms of dance may have been in the retelling of mythological stories. Dance was one of the primary methods of passing stories down from generation to generation. Movement as a result of rhythm and sound, and music are the makings of dance. Although dance is usually done with music, it can be performed independently. Now dance has evolved into many different genres. There is also competitive dance groups that compete all over the nation. There are many types of dance from ballet and lyrical to hip hop and jazz. For example ballet is best known for its unique features and techniques such as pointe work and high extensions, as well as graceful precise movements and ethereal qualities. On the other hand hip hop has grown to encompass not just rapping, but an entire lifestyle that consistently incorporates diverse elements of ethnicity, technology, art and urban life. Dance is not just a fun pastime, but it is also a form of expression.

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