Posters showing people dancing were among the first ever produced. Since then, many great dancers, along with many simply good ones, have appeared on posters. Two great ones from the 1991 Merce Cunningham Dance Company flying high above. Found here.

The 1920s and 30s produced a lot of amazing dancers, and a lot of great posters like the above four all found at the equally amazing International Poster Gallery, here.

This for the Baseler Ballett is pure poster art. By Herbert Leupin.

A little tribute to the hokey pokey by Picasso in 1961

Two for the Montreux Jazz Festival featuring people dancing by themselves, as people do at festivals. Jazz and otherwise. From International Posters, again.

Twyla Tharp above left is a modern master. Giselle was first performed in 1840 and is still going strong.

The two above posters are for an annual dance concert at Randolph Macon Women’s College. Nice. Seen here.

And the above is calendar of posters for the Martha Graham Dance Company. Go here.

If you want to pick up a nice dance poster, you can find them at auction. The above bunch sold at a Swann Galleries at auction in April 2010, seen here.

If you’d like to get into the act and do a bit of dancing yourself, there are lots of places to shake a leg and learn new steps. And you can also enter competitions in all sorts of places-including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (!).

First you might want to get your feet and knees in tip top shape at a dance camp. extreme or otherwise. And one day….

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