Study Questions for Test #2
Court, Social and Classical Dance Forms
Chapter Three -
Dance all over the world is used as a way to socialize
When confronted with another culture whose dances differ from ours, we become aware of
values that our social dances reflect.
During the Industrial Revolution, traditional folk dances began to disappear. Cecil Sharp
was among dance ethnologists who researched, collected and notated dances of various cultures.
This resurgence of interest led to the founding of the Country Dance Society of America.
Four types of world-wide social dances are:
5. ____Couple________ dancing is thought to have first arisen in
and does not exist in
The nomadic Wodaabe women, whose marriages have been arranged by their families, have a
chance to leave an unhappy “given wife” marriage in what way?
She can pick a new husband who has put on paint/costume/mask and dancing in a dance line. Pick
one who appeals to her from dance line. Exhusband left in dust
By the fifteenth century, dancing masters were writing manuals of _____steps___
and_etiquette_ and giving daily dancing lessons in the European courts.
Why do you think most of the important dancing masters of the Renaissance were Jews?
Who was the most famous? Dancing was part of their culture, so they were good at it; William the
Spain’s couple dances in the _flamenc__ style, retain a different flavor than other European
They are infused with smoldering _____sensuality__ and strong
patterns, a mixture of Andalusian, Moorish and_gypsy/gitano___ influences.
Where is it thought the gitano originated and through where did they migrate?
In northern India, migrated to Egypt, Italy, spain, france, hungary, germany, Romania, and british
How did this style of dance reach the New World and where can its influence be found?
Through Spanish settlers; throughout the America southwest, mexico, central and south amer.
What took Europe by a storm in the 1830s and why were they considered risque?
Polkas, and waltzes- hold on tightly to partner