Karen Blackburn Dance Academy


National Dance

Folk dancing is the oldest form of dance and is the basis for many other dance forms. The term Folk Dancing is usually defined as ‘the dance of the common people’. Folk dancing/National is often used for celebration, to express identity in communities and to communicate through movement and rhythm. Each dance from a particular country also reflects the geography, climate, music, lifestyles, beliefs and history of other people.

The forms, patterns and functions vary as much as the cultures and dances can be performed with or without other partners, in circles, long lines or alone.

National dance is great fun and enjoyed by students of all ages. At KBDA, this dance style is initially taught through workshops and choreographed specifically for competitions and festivals.

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