From ancient times to the present, dancers have expressed ideas, stories, and rhythm with their bodies. They use a variety of dance forms that allow free movement and self-expression, including classical ballet, modern dance, and culturally specific dance styles. Many dancers combine performance work with teaching or choreography. Dancers perform in a variety of settings, including opera, musical theater, and other musical productions, and may present folk, ethnic, tap, jazz, and other popular kinds of dance.
Why is this Important?
- Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
- Many have student chapters you can join while in college
- Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major
|UDA.com - Universal Dance Association:: Home||Welcome to the UDA website where we are dedicated to providing dance teams, their coaches and parents all of the information they need to know about our ...||Visit|
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|AAHPERD Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance||American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance - ... Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the American Heart Association (AHA). ...||Visit|
|American Country Dance Association||The American Country Dance Association (ACDA) is a country and western dance circuit which offers professional and affordable competition dance events in ...||Visit|
|NDEO is a non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to advance dance education centered in the arts. NDEO serves educators, artists, ...||Visit|
|National Dance Teachers Association of America||The purpose of this non-profit organization is to help professional dance teachers in the fields of ballroom, latin, country western, swing, theater arts ...||Visit|
|USA Dance||A nationwide organization of competitive, college and social Amateur Ballroom dancers that functions as the governing body in the USA for amateur ballroom ...||Visit|
|American Dance Therapy Association||The ADTA works to establish and maintain high standards of professional education and competence in the field of dance/movement therapy||Visit|
|Dance Films Association||Non-profit membership organization acts as an information clearinghouse and meeting ground for the user, producer, and distributor of dance films and ...||Visit|