Dance is an art form that has long been celebrated in cultures across the globe. Today, the dance industry continues to grow and change in exciting ways despite the impact of a global pandemic. As a result, the number of dance studios in the U.S. continues to rise. While that might mean more competition, it's great news overall for everyone in the dance industry. More access to studios means more people are drawn to dance classes in Altamonte Springs and all of the benefits they have to offer.
You may have noticed as of late is that online platforms like YouTube provide access to larger audiences for veteran and aspiring dancers alike. It seems that virtual learning has opened up entirely new avenues of instruction for studios worldwide. Dance has been popular on YouTube since the platform launched in 2005. I remember being mesmerized by the plethora of dances like the Chicken Noodle Soup, a Harlem dance that inspired the song of the same name, as one of the first dances to go viral in 2006.YouTube was able to change these regional dancers from across the country and worldwide and break them out of their geographic confines.
Over time, dance on the platform also evolved from a swell of activity around a single dance and more about people following different dancers and choreographers with many different styles. But, mainly, Ballroom dance has been great for young people. It's fun, varied, and can help them get active while also working their brain and allowing them to meet new people. However, we can't help but wonder if the current changes and trends this generation is going through have changed (whether good or bad) the popularity of Ballroom dancing among a younger audience.
Additionally, more and more dance studios across the country are finding their hip-hop classes to be some of the first classes to fill up. With good reason, hip-hop is gaining in popularity daily-locking and popping itself into a spot as one of the classic dance styles of this century. The hip-hop culture may have started a short fifty years ago, but this movement style and some of the dance steps themselves are heavily rooted in African dance. Expression through dance has long been an ethnic art form and example of African heritage and pride. Hip-hop dance classes are an excellent way to teach cultural heritage.
Although hip-hop has been around since the late 1960s, this dance style has only evolved into an art form in recent years. What began as ‘breakdancing’ on the streets and in the subway stations of New York City has become more advanced and mainstream with passing decades. As a result, the hip-hop style showcased on popular TV shows in the '90s and early 2000s is now considered a formal dance style.
These are just some of the trends that we will continue to follow and work to offer to our students to provide them with the best dance classes in Altamonte Springs that they will be sure to remember.