Why ‘Dance’ is becoming a ‘popular’ dance style in Canada
With dance becoming a national obsession, it’s no wonder dance is being redefined in Canada.
And as people in Canada are flocking to dance festivals and festivals are bringing in new artists, many are noticing the popularity of the dance.
CBC News explored the phenomenon of dance and found a trend that’s been gaining momentum for years, and is becoming more popular than ever.
What’s the biggest trend in dance?
Here’s a look at the biggest trends in dance, according to a recent CBC News poll:Trends are trending in all three genres, said Amanda O’Connell, dance coordinator at Canada’s largest dance school, The Academy of Dance Arts and Sciences.
Dance students are now making more money than their counterparts in any other subject, she said.
In fact, she expects that by 2020, about 60 per cent of all new dance programs will be offered by the country’s biggest dance schools.
Dance is also on the rise in Canada, with the number of dance programs in Canada rising every year, said Kevin Martin, a lecturer in dance at The Academy.
“We’re definitely seeing more and more artists coming out of the arts community,” he said.
“I think it’s very much an industry where you can see an industry growth and the numbers are increasing every year.”
O’Connell said there are three distinct dance styles in Canada: “Funk” and “R&b.”
In both genres, students are taught the fundamentals of music, dance and dance music production, but are also taught a wide variety of styles.
In Funk, the student listens to traditional songs like R&b, R&B, funk and country music, with minimal accompaniment.
They perform the songs on the stage in front of a live audience, often with minimal equipment.
“We’re not really trying to do it to be successful,” Martin said.
In the R&amouse, students listen to hip hop, RnB and electronic dance music, all with minimal backing.
They may dance to music, but the focus is more on the performance of the song and on communicating the emotion that goes into the music.
In this kind of dance, the audience is there for the dancing.
“If you’re an aspiring R&ambass or R&ammal dancer, it may be more challenging,” Martin added.
“But it’s a great way to get into the community and make friends.”
Another popular genre is hip hop.
The student listens primarily to R&lob, Rlob and R&aB, but also to pop music, jazz and rap.
In addition to being more formal and more technical, the students may also perform songs on stage with minimal instruments and equipment.
“It’s a little bit more technical,” Martin told CBC News.
“You might hear some vocals or a guitar.”
He said this is the most accessible and easiest style for the student to learn, but it’s still a bit more formal than R&abass.
“It’s not a lot more complicated than Rnb or Rnb-Bass.”
Ockman said there’s a misconception among some dancers that Rnb and Rnb bass are not popular in Canada because of the hip hop style.
“Dance in the Hip Hop Music genre is definitely not the way you dance in Rnb,” she said, adding that she believes the popularity is due to the fact that the style has a lot of energy, and because of a popular hip hop artist like Drake.
Drake has been a big fan of Canadian dance since the days when he was in his early teens, and the Rnb/Rnb bass style has become very popular in the country, Ockman added.
Duke Ellington, an international DJ who has toured Canada with artists including Bruno Mars and Katy Perry, is one of the artists that have embraced the style.
“Rnb/rnb bass has got a lot going for it, I think it has a great hip hop feel to it,” Ellingtons said.
“The style is really fun, you can dance to it and it’s really cool.”
In addition to dance and music, there are some other genres that have gained popularity, such as music videos and animation.
“There’s definitely a bit of a resurgence of the animation, which is really, really popular in general,” Martin explained.
“So the popularity with animation has gone up because of that.”
“I’m sure that people will find it interesting to watch, but at the end of the day, it is entertainment,” he added.
In Canada, the average age of first time attendees at a dance show is 15.
Martin said that while it’s hard to pinpoint a specific cause, he suspects it has to do with the fact people are getting into dance because of its accessibility.
“They’re not used to doing it on stage, they don’t know how to dance