Dance is a form of art. It involved the movement of body parts rhythmically to music. Typically, the moves follow a set sequence of steps. Each of the movements and steps in the dance should match the rhythm of the music.

The purposes of dance are varied. Some people dance to express their feelings. Some dance for enjoyment. Others might dance to get fit and healthy.

A long time ago, some classic and traditional dances were used for religious ceremonies and healing purposes. Today, these traditional dances are performed to tell folk stories, to revive the community culture, to welcome guests and as entertainment.

So, what about you? What makes you want to learn dancing? Have you checked out your local dance class?

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Where to look for dance class Seberang Perai?

While finding a dance class, it is important to check out the dance instructors and the dance studio. Both are crucial in determining your money will be well spent or otherwise. So, here is a list of 5 dance schools in Seberang Perai to help you out.

1. Infinity Dance Studio

Having a safe and complete dance studio is a good sign of a good dance school. And that is what Infinity Dance Studio offers. It is furnished with the very best equipment to make sure all the students have a safe, productive and enjoyable learning experience.

The Infinity Dance Studio’s dance tutors are all experienced and qualified instructors. They have all the knowledge and dancing background to teach the students a variety of dance styles. The dance courses are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge that they need. So whether you are just starting out or aspiring to reach a higher level, there is always something special for you.

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Choose dance studios that have proper dancing facilities and qualified dance tutors. (Source: Unsplash)

2. Pointe Art Academy

Pointe Art Academy's focus is on Ballet dancing for girls and boys aged three and above. Currently, it has 120 students aged between 3 and 21. The dance instructors are certified teachers from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). The Ballet programs are divided into 3 - Pre-school level to Primary level; Grade 1 to Grade 8 levels and Intermediate Foundation to Advance 2 levels.

The Pointe Art Academy’s dance studio is well equipped with two examination-standard halls. Both of the halls are fully air-conditioned. They also have professional sound systems and a cosy lighting ambience in each hall. Furthermore, the academy also provides a comfortable parents’ waiting area if you plan to wait for your children to finish their classes.

3. Hundred Percent Studio by Hossann

Want to learn dancing but you think you don’t have the talent? You have zero basics in dancing and your body doesn’t move, right? Here at Hundred Percent Dance Studio by Hossann, the dance instructors will help you to improve your moves as long as you are willing to learn. The academy has a number of great dance tutors who have years of experience in dancing and teaching.

At times, the academy will also organize events to expose you and give you the opportunity to perform in front of the crowd. Once you gain your confidence, you can also join competitions. If this is what you want, check out all the dance lessons it offers - Hip Hop, Popping, Dance Choreography, Girl Style, Kpop, Waacking, Vogue, Belly Dance and Bollywood Dance. Apart from that, the academy also provides fitness programs such as Zumba, Strong Nation, Tabata and KpopX.

4. K&T Dance Academy

K&T Dance Academy is located at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth. It offers dance programs such as Ballet, Modern Jazz, Hip Hop, Locking, Kpop, Dance Choreography, Sexy Jazz, Belly Dance and also Fitness Dance.

The academy uses the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) syllabus for the Ballet and Modern Jazz programs. CSTD is one of the international dance societies that provide examinations in all major dance disciplines from students to teachers throughout the Asia Pacific (including Malaysia) and Australia.

5. Montana Dance Academy

Looking for Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom Latin, Creative Dance, Kpop and Belly Dance classes in Seberang Perai? If you do, do check out Montana Dance Academy. The academy offers various dance lessons for kids as young as 4 years old and adults. It also provides Hip Hop dance classes. Whether you enrol into a dance class for leisure or get serious about being a professional dancer, the dance tutors will help you gain confidence and improve your dancing skill.

However, if you are staying on the island and think that it is a hassle to go and forth to the mainland, don’t worry. Montana Dance Art also conducts dancing lessons in George Town. And what’s more, you will be able to join various dance workshops, dance performances, dance competitions and sit for dance examinations organized by both branches from time to time.

Did you know there is a celebration of dance? And Malaysia took part in celebrating it too during the International Dance Day.

What is International Dance Day?

The celebration of International Dance Day may be a bit foreign in Malaysia. It is rarely given great publicity and gets less attention from the Malaysian community. In fact, it is very likely that dance activities only have a place among certain groups and are considered less important for the benefit of society. Usually, dance schools in Petaling Jaya organize small events to celebrate the day.

The International Dance Day is celebrated on 29 April every year. The history of the celebration started in 1982. The date is chosen by the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre who created a modern ballet.

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Ballet dance is created during the Renaissance. (Source: Unsplash)

The organization of the International Dance Day aims to celebrate dance, revive the spirit of universality in the form of dance art, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring the world community together to understand dance in a common language.

The main objective of the celebration in Malaysia is to attract the attention of the public to the art of the dance, especially those who do not have any knowledge, interest or correlations whatsoever to the dance domain at all.

In this yearly event, a guest speaker will be chosen to be the Message Author to deliver the message of the Internation Dance Council to the world. Some big names such as Sasha Waltz from Germany, Yuri Grigorovitch from Russia and Karima Mansour from Egypt had been selected as the message authors previously.

Hopefully one day, dancers from Malaysia will be given the honour to be the Message Author and make Malaysians proud. Maybe you will be that Message Author. Why not start learning to dance in Kuala Lumpur to chase the dream to be the Message Author?

Where to look for a dance lesson near me?

You can check out dance studios in your area that offer a lot of different dance lessons according to your preference. Other than that,  you can also opt for online dance classes. Superprof is one of the best sources to look for dance classes online.

Dance has always been a part of our life. Our elders have been using oral and performance methods to pass stories from one generation to another before the arrival of written languages. It is believed that celebration and ritual dances are important elements of the development of early human civilization.

Did you know that the first archaeology proof of dance was discovered from the 9000 years old cave painting in India? There are more interesting facts about dance that people don’t know. Here are some that may shock you.

Injuries During Dance Profession

According to the Rehabilitation Medicine Association, 80% of professional dancers will experience major injuries during their careers. Most of the injuries involve the foot and ankle followed by the spine, hip and knee.

The Dancing Plague Of 1518

In 1518, a plague related to dancing occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace. It started when a woman began to dance vigorously in July 1518 between four to six days. Then by the end of the week, 34 other people had joined in. Within a month, there were about 400 people claimed to be the victims of the epidemic.

Disguised In Dance Art

Capoeira is the result of a mix of dancing and fighting moves. It is designed by the African slaves that were brought to Brazil 300 years ago. The African slaves were prohibited from practising martial arts. Therefore, they came up with capoeira to disguise the fact that they are practising fighting moves. You can also find capoeira dance lessons in Shah Alam.

Which dance fact mentioned above blows your mind the most?

What are the prices of online dance lessons in Malaysia?

By using an online tutoring platform like Superprof, you can search for your ideal tutor with ease. Superprof offers you more than 16 million tutors for over 1000 subjects. You will definitely find your preferred private teacher.

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Learning dance online has so many benefits. (Source: Unsplash)

The average fee for a one-hour dance lesson on Superprof is RM30. And almost all the tutors from Superprof offer the first one hour lesson for free. So, take advantage of this offer and check out Superprof now. You will be surprised to see how easy and convenient it is to learn dance online.

You can hire a dance instructor in Ipoh even if you don’t live there. That is one of the benefits of taking up online lessons.

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