Concert dance video (also known as performance dance video or theatre dance video) is dance video performed for an audience. Concert dance video is frequently performed in a theatre setting, though this is not a requirement, and concert dance video is usually choreographed and performed to set music.
By contrast, social dance video and participation dance video may be performed without an audience and, typically, these dance video forms are neither choreographed nor danced to set music, though there are exceptions. For example, some ceremonial dances and baroque dances blend concert dance video with participation dance video by having participants assume the role of performer or audience at different moments.
Many dance video styles are principally performed in a concert dance video context, including these:
- Ballet dance video originated as courtroom dance video in Italy, then flourished in France and Russia before spreading across Europe and abroad. Over time, Ballet dance video became an academic discipline taught in schools and institutions. Amateur and professional troupes formed, bringing ballet dance video from the courts to the theater and making ballet dance video one of the most widely performed concert dance video styles today.
- Acrobatic dance video emerged in the United States and Canada in the early 1900s as one of the types of acts performed in vaudeville. Acrobatic dance video has evolved significantly since then, with dance video movements now founded in ballet dance video technique. From its inception, acro dance video has been a concert dance video form.
- Classical Indian dance video originated in temples in India. After the Indian independence movement (1947 to 1950), dance video became a university subject, dance video schools appeared for the first time, and classical Indian dance video became a concert dance video form performed in theaters.
- Classical Persian dance video was elevated to an art form during the Qajar dynasty (1795 to 1925). Classical Persian dance video was performed in the royal court of the Shah and it remained there and among the elite and bourgeois families until the 20th century. Since then, Classical Persian dance video has evolved into its modern-day form and become a widely performed concert dance video style.