Identify major figures and events to highlight the development of court ballet, ballet d’action, romantic ballet, classical ballet, contemporary ballet, and neo-classical ballet. How is contemporary ballet similar and different from classical ballet? Specifically, what is the difference between contemporary ballet and modern dance?
The social dances of the 1980’s reflected many important issues of the time and how they affected society. What were these dances? Where were they found? Among which groups were they popularized? How did these dances affect society at the time? Who were some of the major artists of this era and what influences did they exert? With the rise in the popularity of reality dance television today where is social dance headed?