What is Commercial Dance?

By Samantha Bellerose, B.Ed, Dip.Dance(Performing Arts)

Commercial dance pulls moves from jazz, hip hop, breakdance, popping, krumping, and street dance, but for entertainment purposes might also include ballet or even musical theatre.

Its style will differ depending on the purpose, but generally, commercial dance will include the most popular dance moves of an era and will appeal to the widest possible audience.

Commercial Dance is dance is often created with the intentions of promoting popular music, a brand, or a product with the intentions of boosting awareness or creating profit for that music, brand, or product.

Commercial dance can be seen in music videos, on television, at nightclubs, in advertising, in cheer team routines, at dance competitions, and more.

This page is just one of hundreds of definitions of the many styles and genres of dance. This library is being continually added to by the writers and contributors of Dance Parent 101!

About the Author

Samantha Bellerose

Samantha is a wife and mother of four kids aged 3-11. She danced and acted from the age of 5 and performed in film clips, on television, and in musical theatre professionally. She also taught dance, but after leaving the profession to backpack through Europe, Canada and the USA with her husband for three years, she then completed an Education Degree and taught within primary schools in Australia. Today she is a business owner with her husband and the creator and writer for Dance Parent 101 where she hopes her previous experience as a dancer, current experience as a dance parent and the research and writing skills she gained completing her education degree will help enlighten parents on their journey with their child through the world of dance.