GCSE DANCE

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Posture
The way that we stand and engage our core muscles (oblique, abdominal, quadratus lumborum)
Alignment
The plumb line of the body = shoulders, hips, knees, toes.
Co-ordination
Move different body parts in synchronisation in isolation
Balance
Fluid in ear canal helps to achieve this and is achieved through finding point of balance and having correct weight distribution
Strength
The ability to assert muscle contraction against resistance
Stamina
Cardiovascular endurance
Flexibility
Range of movement possible at the joint
Mobility
Full abduction and adduction = full range of movement
Control
Achieved from core muscles
Isolation
Moving a body part independently
Flexion
Bending movement
Extension
Straightening movement
Rotation
Turning at joints
Locomotion
Movement from one place to another
Turning
Movement of body parts
Elevation
Action of going up without support like a jump
Focus
The dancer's sightline and where they look
Projection
the clarity, energy and power of the performance to build a significant rapport with the audience
Sense of style
sensitivity to the distinctive actions and qualities of the dance
Musicality
timing, phrasing and sensitivity to other musical elements like rhythm, timbre and texture
Communication of choreographic intent
Empathy with the mood or meaning of the dance and ability to interpret and communicate this