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What is Commercial Dance?

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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.

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