By: Ariel Gruver
With an increasing amount of media coverage through television and music it is no surprise that people cannot resist incorporating dance into their lives. A dancer, a choreographer, or just a critic at home watching reality dance shows; people all around the country, old and young, have found something they love about the art.
It’s an unfortunate assumption to think that dance is merely what can be seen in a club, or even on popular television for that matter. Though these facets do present a popular sub-culture, they cannot stand alone as a fair representation of dance. I will be exploring many styles, cultures, and techniques that can better define dance as a performing art. I will regularly refer to the following sources:
The first three links are dance academies in Eugene, Oregon. These sites provide a glimpse into the local dance scene as well as a great source for references and discussion topics.
This is a very useful publication to reference for anything related to dance. The magazine provides information on dance forms, news, history, academies, and events.
This is a thorough reference list of schools, studios, colleges, universities, companies, teachers, dancers, and choreographers across the country.
This provides definitions and descriptions of various styles of dance.
This references blog and article topics on the art form from current issues to developing trends. It will be a constructive reference for story ideas.
This news article describes a local event that incorporates dance for a greater cause. It is a perfect place for discussion topics and story ideas as well as a contrasting viewpoint to consider.