So where else are these genres of dance seen in the film? The answer to why is in the title itself. Modern dance style is a series of styles of dance that the people of America have adopted over the last 100 years. Although American dance was first seen in Hollywood films in the early 20th century with such films as “The Blues Brothers” (1934) and “You Can’t Take It With You” (1941), modern dance has been a huge cultural influence on American dance for quite some time. So what would be the basis for these genres? Well, what you will notice when looking at dance style is that there is a clear trend emerging here. This trend involves many styles of performance. In this article, you will learn the most popular styles you will see throughout the film, and why they should be your go-to style when dancing in the streets of New York City.
Let’s take a look at one of the most popular styles found throughout the film, which you will see called a Jig.
An American style of dance, the Jig is typically seen during the middle scenes of most American films, especially in the beginning of the film. Jigs include things such as Hunchback-esque moves which you may see, as well as back spins. And although I have yet to see this style, I have heard many stories of young girls doing a double jig that makes them scream uncontrollably, while doing it.
“The Jig” is the name given to a certain type of dance, especially one that involves the use of back spins. In this method, dancers would walk in a circle on the ground, and then back spin to dance around other people. You can see in the film that one man makes his way down the block, while his wife is carrying her shopping bag. He ends his dance and he and his wife get back on the sidewalk and start to dance on each others’ shoulders. And although they have already moved down the block, this can be a very powerful moment when your dancing with your loved ones.
A common phrase that I hear a lot when talking to teens is, “I wanna be a dancer like my dad.” This phrase is meant to inspire them to be a part of the culture in the streets, to try out new things. This is in fact one of the reasons that I find myself joining the dance community in my town where I now live. My older sister still wants to be a dancer