Dance Terms II (Modern Dance)

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List of simple dance terms for modern dancing. (Organic dances)

tendu

to stretch

degagé

a tendu that lifts off the floor

fall

when we let go of our body except for the core

recovery

when we use our core to bring us back to neutral

correct allignment

shoulders over hips

initiation

the part of the body from where movement begins

distal

furthest away from the body

core

center, abdominal muscles

organic

having the characteristics of living organisms, movement that would make sense to our bodies

contraction

a pulling in of the abdominal muscles in correct alignment

lunge

a plié on one foot while still in correct alignment

triplet

three steps usually done in a plié, relevé, relevé sequence

swing

pendular movement consisting of a release with gravity, an arcing follow through, and a suspension

suspension

to hang from a support from above so as to allow free movement

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