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Dance GCSE vocab for skills

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expressive skills
aspects that contribute to the performance of a dance eg focus
technical skills
the accuracy of action, space, dynamics and relationships eg doing a dance correctly
mental skills
how you approach dance and rehearsals eg concentration
physical skills
aspects that create an effective execution eg posture
accessory
an additional item of costume, for example gloves
acceleration
Speeding up movement
action
what a dancer does
accompaniment
the sound that you hear during a dance
accumulation
when a dancer performs a series of movements and others join in at different times, until they all perform in unison
air pattern
a design that is traced in the air by part of the body
alignment
Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other down a central body line
appreciation
recognition and understanding of the qualities of dance
artistry
creative skill
auditory
relating to sound
aural setting
an audible accompaniment to the dance
balance
Ability to hold a position effectively by an even distribution of weight
binary
a composition in two parts
canon
when the same move overlaps in time
choreographic approach
the way the choreographer created the dance
choreographic devices
methods used to develop material
choreographic intention
the aim of the dance, what the choreographer aims to communicate
choreographic process
activities involved in creating dance e.g improvisation
choreography
the art of creating dance
climax
the most significant moment of the dance
complementary
actions that are similar but not exactly the same as another
constituent features
characteristics of choreography e.g. style, stimulus and action content
contrast
moves that have nothing in common
control
ability to start/stop movements or change directions effectively
co-ordination
The efficient combination of body parts
costume
clothing worn by dancers in performance
counterpoint
when dancers perform different phrases at the same time
critical appreciation
evaluation of dance based upon knowledge and understanding
dance film
where dance and film are both integral to a work e.g. documentary, dance for camera
dance for camera
when the choreographer collaborates with the film maker, creating a dance that is intended for screen and cannot be performed live
dance wear
what a dancer wears to class and rehearsal
deceleration
slowing down the movement
development
the way in which movement material is manipulated
direction
the facing of a movement
dynamics
how a dancer does something, the quality of movement
elements of dance
actions, space, dynamics and relationships
elevation
action of 'going up' without support
embellishment
adding something into a motif
end-on stage
performance space with audience on one side
episodic
a dance with several sections, linked by a theme
execution
carrying out actions with the required intention
extension
Lengthening one or more muscles or limbs
facial expression
Use of the face to show mood, feelings or character
features of production
lighting, costume, music, set
flexibility
Range of movements in the joints
focus
Use of the eyes to enhance performance
form
the overall shape and structure of a dance
formations
shapes and patterns created in space by dancers
fragmentation
using parts of a phrase
highlights
important moments in a dance
ideational
relating to ideas or concepts
instrumentation
repeating a move but using a different body part
improvisation
exploring or generating movement without planning
in-the-round
a performance area with audience on all sides
intention
the aim or desired outcome
interpretation
finding the meaning in the movement
isolation
independent movement of a body part
kinaesthetic
sensory perception of movement
levels
distance from ground; low, medium or high
lighting
the illumination of the performance area
logical sequence
the flow of phrases or sections of a dance
manipulation of number
how the number of dancers is used
mental rehearsal
thinking through a dance
mobility
range of movement in a joint and the ability to move fluidly
motif
a short phrase of movements which show a theme, that can be developed
motif development
ways in which motifs can be varied
movement material
the matter of dance; actions, space, dynamics and relationships
musicality
Ability to make unique qualities of music fit the style of dance
narrative
dance that tells a story
pathways
designs traced in the space (on the floor or in air)
a performance
the presentation of dance to an audience
performance (personal)
acquiring and developing your physical and expressive skills for performance
performance environments
different settings for dance
phrase
a short sequence of linked movements
phrasing
where you put the emphasis in a bar
posture
The way the body is held
professional work
original choreography by an individual or company that is publicly recognised
projection
The energy used to connect with the audience
prop/property
a portable object that is used in a dance
proscenium
an arch DS of a stage
rehearsal discipline
attributes required for refining a performance e.g commitment
repetition
performing the same action of phrase again
relationships
the way dancers interact and who with eg contact
retrograde
reversing a movement phrase
rhythmic content
repeated patterns of sound or movement
rondo
a dance with alternating and repeating sections e.g. verse and chorus
safe execution
carrying out actions safely
safe work practise
personal care and respect for others
sensitivity to other dancers
awareness of and connection to other dancers
site sensitive
dances that are designed for non-theatre spaces
space
where a movement happens including levels and directions
spatial awareness
consciousness of the surroundings and its effective use
staging/set
the presentation of dance in the performing space
stamina
Ability to maintain training over periods of time
stimulus/stimuli
inspiration for an idea or movement
strength
Muscular power
structure
the way the dance is set out and organised
structuring devices
the ways in which a dance is made, built, ordered or organised
style
characteristic way of dancing
style fusion
combination of 2 or more styles
tactile
relating to the sense of touch
ternary
a composition in 3 parts
timing
the use of time and counts
transitions
links between dance phrases or sections
types (of music)
genres of music e.g. orchestral
unison
two or more dancers performing the same move at the same time
unity
a sense of wholeness or harmony
visual
relating to sight