Theatrical dance, also called performance or concert dance, is intended primarily as a spectacle, usually a performance upon a stage by virtuoso dancers. It often tells a story, perhaps using mime, costume and scenery, or else it may simply interpret the musical accompaniment, which is often specially composed. Examples are western ballet and modern dance, Classical Indian dance and Chinese and Japanese song and dance dramas. Most classical forms are centred upon dance alone, but performance dance may also appear in opera and other forms of musical theatre.
Finding an explanation for this restraint of men is not easy: If one follows the generally prevalent prejudice, all dancers are gay. And who wants to have such a profession? But that is only half the truth. Fifty percent of all dancers show normal male impulses. They have their girlfriend or are married.