26 terms

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
action
what a dancer does
alignment
Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other down a central body line
balance
Ability to hold a position effectively by an even distribution of weight
control
ability to start/stop movements or change directions effectively
co-ordination
The efficient combination of body parts
dynamics
how a dancer does something
elevation
action of 'going up' without support
extension
Lengthening one or more muscles or limbs
facial expression
Use of the face to show mood, feelings or character
flexibility
Range of movements in the joints
focus
Use of the eyes to enhance performance
isolation
independent movement of a body part
mobility
range of movement in a joint and the ability to move fluidly
musicality
Ability to make unique qualities of music fit the style of dance
posture
The way the body is held
projection
The energy used to connect with the audience
phrasing
where you put the emphasis in a bar
relationships
the way dancers interact and who with eg contact
space
where a dance happens including levels and directions
stamina
Ability to maintain training over periods of time
strength
Muscular power
timing
the use of time and counts