Special Summer Edition
Congratulations to all of the SSOD dancers on an inspiring virtual recital! Your teachers are all very proud of what you’ve accomplished this year. Watching your final performances was both entertaining and moving, we hope that you agree. Stay tuned this month for a link to watch the performances from all of our classes. While you’re watching, why not make a night of it? A virtual watch party with your dance friends? Or a backyard screening at home? Need help with a DIY backyard theatre space, The New York Times offers some tips here. We hope that you enjoy seeing everyone’s hard work, and if you
do make a night of it, be sure to tag us on social media
While you’re checking out our social media don’t miss our latest #FridayInterviews where Miss Heather talks with our 2021 graduates. Congrats Grads!
Join Us at Dance Camp!
We still have space available in some our summer programs.
Click here for more detailed information.
Summer Dance Camp
“Night at the Museum” July 5-9th, 2021
“Lights, Camera, Dancing!” Aug 30- Sept 3rd
Aug 3-6, 2021 &
Aug 9-13, 2021
Summer Intensive Camp
July 19-23, 2021 &
August 23-27, 2021
Happy Father’s Day
Better late than never 😉 Wishing the Swansea School of Dance Dad’s, Father figures
and single Mom’s a restful and happy day. Thank you for continuing to support your
child’s love of dance.
Fine Arts Club
Have you heard about our new program for 2 and 3 year olds?
July 5-9 and July 12-16, 2021
For more information and to sign-up click here.
Love is Love is Love
LGBTQ2S+ community, we are with you, we welcome you and we celebrate you. Happy Pride Month.
Streaming online for free from June 21-July 8th via the legendary Joyce Theater in NYC is Animals & Angels. #QueertheBallet celebrates Pride with a tender pas de deux for rarely paired female dancers in the premiere of Animals & Angels.
Here’s a little pick me up from Bob’s Dance Shop on TikTok
Styles of Dance – Crossword Puzzle
5. A ballroom dance in triple time (3/4) performed by a couple, who turn rhythmically round and
round as they progress around the dance floor.
7. A style of movement in Hip Hop dance that forces parts of your body outwards, similar to an
explosion within parts of your body
11. A style of movement in Hip Hop dance that is usually performed by stopping or freezing.
13. a genre of dance that was developed during the mid-twentieth century and has since grown to
become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with
particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe. Although originally informed by and
borrowing from ballet, modern and jazz styles, it has come to incorporate elements from many
styles of dance
14. A fast ballroom dance of Latin American origin, similar to the mambo, that follows a rhythmic
pattern based upon a quick three-step movement.
16. This form originated in Renaissance Italy and established it’s present form during the 19th
century. It is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes.
17. The process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of movement material is
facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through time, levels,
shape and dynamics.
1. A partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plata, the natural border between
Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world.
2. An energetic and acrobatic street dance style typically performed to hip hop or funk music.
3. Lindy Hop, Balboa and Charleston are all dances belonging to this style which is performed to
jazz music from the 1920’s-1940’s.
4. A smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the
dance floor. It is danced to big band (usually vocal) music. The dance is similar in its look to waltz,
although the rhythm is in a 4/4.
6. Can be another term for folk dance, or sometimes even for ceremonial dance
8. A dance-form often used in Indian films, it is a mixture of numerous styles including: belly-
dancing, kathak and modern jazz.
9. The Hustle, is an example of this type of dance, as seen in “Saturday Night Fever.”
10. Bob Fosse was a famous choreographer who worked in this form.
12. A dance performed wearing shoes with metal on the soles.
15. A latin dance associated with the music genre of the same name which was first popularized
in the United States in the 1960’s in New York City