15 terms

gcse dance terms

STUDY
PLAY
Alignment
Correct placement of body parts in relation to other body parts
Contact
Dancers touch, lean, lift or support each other
Contraction
Shortening of muscles
Core Stability
Use of the centre to stabilise the body
Elevation
Going up without support
Extension
Lengthening one or more muscles or limbs
Flexibility
Range of movement attainable by joint or muscle
Focus
Using the eyes to enhance performance or interpretative qualities
Isolation
Moving parts of the body independently
Musicality
Ability to pick out unique qualities of the accompaniment and make them evident through performance
Perform
Prepare and dance a piece to an audience
Posture
Body position
Projection
Expression appropriate energy to connect with the audience and draw them into the perfromance
Technical Skill
Ability to control what the body does
Dyamics
The quality of movement
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