Fun Facts About Dance!

Just a  few facts about dance! Enjoy!

  • A male dancer lifts over 1-1/2 tons worth of ballerinas during performances
  • Most ballerinas wear out 2-3 pairs of pointe shoes per week
  • One tutu costs up to $2,000 to make
  • The same tutu requires 60-90 hours of labor and over 100 yards of ruffle
  • On May 24th, 1998, the greatest ever number of tap dancers gathered for a single routine at the Stuttgart City Square in Germany
  • Social dancing is equal to the excercise of a four mile walk
  • Dancers have better than average peripheral vision- head angles are prescribed by the dance, so dancers have to use their eyes themselves if they want to look to the side, without turning their heads
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    11 responses to “Fun Facts About Dance!

    1. chargers93

      Re: “Social dancing is equal to the excercise of a four mile walk”

      I need to do more social dancing then. :)

    2. bobby

      me too i suck

    3. Yeti

      Love those facts!

    4. luana

      is this all about dancing omg :(

    5. Ginny

      cool have you ever heard of you young speakers well these facts will lead my to victory i hope thank ou so much this info is so cool

    6. yes i do because i love to dance

    7. tarisa

      yes hi my name is tarisa and i just wanted to know how much money it is for my daughter to start a dance class????

      • debatestuff

        Tarisa,

        I do apologize for taking so long to get back to you….I no longer update this blog and just logged in after having not logged in for (literally) years. I hope I can still help you. Dance class cost depends of the type of dance your daughter will be taking, as well as the studio you go with. Additionally, cost tends to go up as your daughter moves to more advanced levels of dance. It will cost more for your daughter to take dance classes at a professional dance company that offers classes to children compared to a studio that specifically teaches dance but does not have professional performers attached to it (I would still recommend paying the extra money for a professional company, if available in your area…way worth the experience, plus possibly the opportunity for your daughter to perform in professional performances!). When it comes to the type of dance, you may be able to find a jazz or hip hop class for, let’s say, $15 per class, but certain ballet classes could cost a slightly larger monthly tuition.
        In my experience, I have taken jazz, hip hop, and ballet. When I was younger, my mother was paying around $60 per month for ballet classes twice a week. As I advanced, I was going to class three to four times a week, and the cost ran around $450 per month. By the time I reached the highest level of classes, $600 per month was a reasonable cost, and I was going to class six days per week (this was at a professional ballet company that also gave students the opportunity to audition for professional roles). For jazz and hip hop, the only levels were children’s class and adult class. The cost was anywhere from $15-$30 per class, and packages were offered if you wanted to pay by the month or every few months (this was also with a professional company). From my experience, modern dance classes run about like hip hop and jazz classes, though some places that specifically focus on modern may have levels and a higher cost for higher levels.
        Also take into consideration the cost of dance supplies. Ballet will eventually cost more, as you usually need a specific colored leotard and tights and a pair of technique shoes (the soft ballet slippers–around $20 at most and will be bought as often as street shoes) for each level. If your daughter were to get far enough to end up in pointe shoes (advanced ballet), pointe shoes run from around $60 to $200 per pair, and once your figure out what you are doing in them, you will need a new pair every class or every other class (NOTE: there is no choosing the more reasonable priced pair. Each style of shoe, even by the same maker, is unique. Whatever shoe fits your daughter when she goes for her first fitting is the shoe she will be buying for the rest of the time she dances, unless something drastic changes in her feet.) Modern and jazz mostly require just a leotard and tights, though jazz requires jazz shoes (around $60–you shouldn’t have to buy a new pair often, they wear down about as fast as street shoes), and modern may require misc. dance supplies as the instructor says to get them. Hip hop doesn’t require anything–I would recommend that your daughter wear workout clothes and a pair of sneakers.
        Again, I am so sorry for the late reply. Good luck with your daughter in dance, and I hope this helps you!!

        Sincerely,
        J.W.E.D. XX!

    8. tarisa

      if u know please reply

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