The history of English dancing

<span>Dance – one of the most ancient manifestations of art born with man as a natural physiological needs.</span>
<span>In England, ballroom dance was born in the countryside. Contredanse, for example, was originally a folk dance. As a ballroom it became known later under the title "quadrille". Lancieux is also considered an early form of the quadrille. Anglaise - joint name of English ballroom dancing.</span>

In England

<span>in the middle Ages the dancing was very popular leisure activities of the people. Such English dances as “Sir Roger de coverly” and “Jenny collects pears" knew everything. Such dances as square dance, Morris and contredanse, during the industrial revolution went out of fashion. But thanks to the efforts of Cecil sharp, who in the early twentieth century traveled around England writing the melody and movements of the old English dance, dance English folklore known today.</span>

In Scotland

<span>One of the most famous dances in Scotland - fast men's dance ‘Gay Gordons”, which is executed by the group. Contredanse in this area is danced faster. One more dance - highland, usually performed as a solo artist in the form of a competition in the highland games. It is characterized by a complex combination of quick jumps and steps and complexity similar to ballet.</span>

In Northern Ireland

<span>the area is popular for step-dancing. This dance performed solo and is characterized by rapid pace, in which the dancer with a rigid body makes the legs fast complex movements.</span>

In Wales

<span>Those dances that have survived to our time are the mixing of different styles. But one Welsh dance is the clog dance - does not contain in itself the elements of other dance styles. This is a competitive dance, performed solo. It is a complex combination of steps and acrobatics.</span>

Features ballroom dancing in England

<span>Ballroom dancing appeared in England in XVIII-XIX centuries. Initially, they were performed only at balls and was an integral part. They later gained popularity among all segments of the population. Each region of the UK are peculiar to certain dance traditions. Their dance traditions of the British brought to North America. And many American dance store traditions English dancing.</span>

<span>About a century ago it became popular in ballroom dancing competitions. In England established the Council of ballroom dancing under the auspices of the Imperial society of teachers of dancing. It was created with the aim of developing a certain technique of dance. Specialists carried out the standardization of all dances: waltz, tango, Foxtrot. The waltz was recognized in England much later than in other European countries. Too close position of partners in the dance the British seemed indecent. But after repeated intervention of the royalty, the waltz was adopted by the court.</span>
<span>a Kind of waltz - Valse Boston - a typically English dance. It is characterized by its slow tempo. Valse Boston were used in England much more popular than the usual waltz. Partners stayed in Vals-Boston broke a little that was doing this dance, according to the British, more decent. The transition from the Viennese waltz to the waltz-Boston was a turning point in the history of this dance. Now the waltz-Boston is an American salon dance.</span>

In the mid-twentieth century slow Foxtrot was ousted from the English beauty is more movable quickstep. The execution of quickstep implies lightness and mobility. It should be noted that English dancing is very quickly gained international popularity.

years in England got fed up ballroom dancing and became interested in jazz. But still the English style of ballroom dancing popular more than the rest due to their originality and grace of movement.