Text topic: Studies
Text author: Renata Relja i Tina Božić
The paper entitled Socio-Cultural Features of the Dance: Sociological Research of the Youth, is the result of the empirical research in the form of poll conducted among the young population. Crucial objective was to scrutinize opinions and attitudes of youth regarding their dancing preferences and habits, as well as their understanding of many features and dimensions of dance. The latter is contextualized as an activity and content of leisure, with predominantly positive influence on youth; its crucial function being entertainment, amusement, and recreation. The study depicts the pluralism of dance and its multidimensional contents. That is to say that the dance as a sociological and culturological phenomenon is conceived as a communication channel, sport activity, form of dance and entertainment, primal and ancient art, social motive of socializing, and a specific form of healing.