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Dancing & dance sport

Dancing is … pure joie de vivre! Everyone can move to the rhythm of the music! No matter how old = " "man" or "woman": the children show us how easy it is. For them, dancing is just a natural movement. Dancing alone, in pairs or in a group also offers adults a carefree opportunity to move more. Even with simple basic steps you can spend wonderful hours…


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Dancing keeps you fit

Dancing is healthy and keeps the whole body fit. Among other things, endurance, dexterity, balance, memory and concentration are trained. Those who like to dance usually want to be more than just physically active. The attraction of dancing includes the shared experience of music and harmonious movement, but also the aesthetics and good looks with the partner or the group as well as social contacts.

Dance sport and training

Anyone looking for a sporting challenge while dancing will find a fulfilling activity in tournament dance. Dance sport often requires intensive training several times a week in order to master the choreographies and movements perfectly. In Austria, more than 4,000 dance athletes are registered through an association. Even in childhood there is the possibility to train one's sense of rhythm and movement, for example through dance sport in schools.

Dancing is so diverse

Dancing offers a suitable variety for every taste. And depending on ability and level of performance, different difficult step combinations and figures are learned. Some dance performances amaze with acrobatic performances. Dancing also plays a big role in fitness programs with music.

The internationally best known dance forms include:

  • Standard dances : In the slow waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, slowfox and quickstep, steps and turns are more or less lively. The two partners keep physical contact.
  • Latin American dances: These include Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. The focus is on the coordinated expression of the dance couple's movement.
  • Rock'n'Roll: This fast show and tournament dance developed from the swing of the 1920s and subsequently from the lindy hop and boogie-woogie of the 1940s. Acrobatic elements are also incorporated with jumps.

Further examples of special types of dance are:

  • Belly dance (also oriental dance): Typical are rhythmic movements of delimited body areas to oriental music.
  • Breakdance: To hip-hop, pop or funk music, fast movements, jumps or turns are performed, which often require athletic skills.
  • Cheerleading: Here dance and acrobatics are mixed. Cheerleading groups (squads) perform at sporting events to cheer on fans and athletes.
  • Formation dance : Several dancers or dance couples study a coordinated dance program.
  • Historical dances: These include old dances, e.g. from the Renaissance, the Baroque or the Rococo.
  • Jazz and modern dance: This style of dance originated in the USA from various, mainly Afro-American dances and from jazz music. Fast, exact step sequences and rhythmic body movements that are danced out of the pelvis are typical.
  • Tap dance: With metal plates on the shoes, a “click” is generated during the special dance steps, which rhythmically accompanies the music.
  • Folk dance: Dancing was and is cultivated in all cultures. Traditional dance forms have developed in the countries and regions that have been handed down over many decades and are now practiced in folk dance groups.

Where can you dance (learn)?

You can learn or practice dancing, for example, in dance schools or in one of more than a hundred dance sports clubs throughout Austria. Further information and offers can be found at:

  • Fit Sport Austria
  • Austrian Dance Sport Association

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