Ballroom Dancing History – From Renaissance to Modern Socal Dancing

Dance is one of the oldest human activities that has managed to follow us through our development as a species, our spreading across continents and rise of modern cultures and civilizations. The oldest archeological evidences of dance can be traced to some 9 thousand years ago, and ever since then its presence in historical records […]

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Dance in Religion and Mythology

Since the dawn of human civilization, dance was incorporated as an important part of our culture and religion. Its ability to simulate or describe events or myths, enchant the audience and dancers with ecstasy, belief, happiness, and trance was quickly implemented into many religious ceremonies, rituals and celebrations of ancient civilizations. The first proof of […]

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The Power of Poetry

By Chris Borris : Georgia Heard is a beloved poet in and out of the classroom—and her ideas about teaching poetry have helped a multitude of teachers. Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8 From Georgia Heard was 10 when her father “went away to the Vietnam War to fly helicopters.” To cope, she began to write […]

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