Dancing is slowly gaining lots of popularity among the youth and adults alike. With all its benefits, now people give due importance to dance. More and more dance schools are being established every year and several international dance competitions have evolved in the past few years. Dance has gone international to cause cultural fusion, better understanding of other cultures, evolution of several dances, and several other reasons. For professional and amateur dancers, dance festivals are a treat. Not only do they get to share their talents with the world, but are also audience to various dance forms and dancers from all over the globe.
The most famous and internationally recognized dance festivals of this decade are:
Edinburgh International Tango Festival:
This festival features several workshops related to assorted dance forms especially the tango dance. Workshops engage beginners and professionals alike. A special guest workshop is done by the very famous Horacio Godoy. This festival comprises of an entire weekend. By the end of it, you will be filled with cherishing memories of several dance nights and workshops!
International Tango Festival in Ireland:
This festival is particularly famous among the Tango dancers of the world. Ireland, where beauty and art combines, hosted this festival in 2010. The festival is cramped with lots of workshops, cultural events, guest speaker sessions, live music, cultural comedy, and brilliant dance performances.
Tango Rojo Festival:
This is another International Tango festival. It’s held in London near the famous Hype Park by the Rojo Y Tango Negro School, founded in 1995 for the protection and promotion of Tango dance. This festival is solely related to tango; several tango paintings, art, tango shoes, tango movies, tango dance performances, lives music and tango food are featured as part of the festival.
Hathor Dance Festival
This famous dance festival is held in Berlin Germany. It brings together several international dancers and performers to one platform so that they can share their thoughts and participants can learn and put forth questions to the dance celebrities. The festival also involves small competitions, some sightseeing, and a few other cultural dance activities.
Massilia Salsa Congress:
Held in the South of France every year, this is one of the biggest and most popular Salsa Dance festivals. It is scheduled at the end of Easter and brings several Salsa dancers and admirers to one platform. In 2010, the number of attendees was 2500 which is a huge figure! The three days of Salsa Congree are all about Salsa workshops and guest speaker sessions. Each year a special guest is invited.
Several other dance festivals hold importance to dancers, professionals and amateurs alike. Dance festivals have gained significance among dancers and dance admirers because of the networking options, rich learning experience, and international exposure they provide a person with. In case you’ve never been to one, it’s time you browse through magazines and find one that suits your choices. Not only will you learn through it, but you’ll also be able to teach and share, and eventually form network connections.