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Dance GCSE specification vocabulary:

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Accessory:
An additional item of costume
Actions:
what a dancer dose
Acceleration:
speeding up moment
Accompaniment:
the music with in the dance
Accumulation:
when a dancer performs a series of movement, and others join in at different times until they all perform in unison.
Air pattern:
A design that is traced in the air by a body part
Alignment:
the correct plasment of body parts in relation to each other
Appreciation:
recognition and understanding of the qualitios of dance
Artistic intention:
the aim of a dance: what the cherographer aims to comunicate
Artistry:
creative skills
Auditory:
relating to sound
Aural setting:
an audible accompanimant to the dance
Balance:
A steady of help position achieved by n even distribution od weight
Binary:
A composition in tow parts/sections
Canon:
when the same moment overlap in time
choreographic approach:
the way in which the chorographer makes the dance
choreographic devises:
methods used to develop material
choreographic intention:
the aim of the dance: what the choreographer aims to comunicate
choreographic processes:
Activities involved in creating dance
chogeorphy:
creating dance
climax:
the most significant moment withing the dance
complementary:
performing actions or shapes that are similar, but not the same as another dancers
constituent feature:
characteristics of choreography
contrast:
movements or shapes that have nothing in common
coordination:
the efficient combination of body parts
control:
the ability to stop and start movment, change direction and hold a shap effectivly
costume:
clothing worn by dancers in performances
counterpoint:
when dancers perform different phrases simitaniously
critical appreciation:
evaluation of dancer baced apon knowledge and understandong, incloding original insight
Dance film:
when dance and film are both integral to a work
Dance for camera:
where the choreographer collabratas with a film maker; where the intention is to prduce a dance work in a milti-media form that cannot be achived in a live preformance
deceleration:
slowing down of a moment
development:
the way in witch moment material is manipulated
direction:
the way in witch you face to preform an action
dynamics:
the qualities of movment based upon variations of speed, strength, and flow
elements of dance:
Action, space, dynamics and relationships
elevation:
the action of going up without suport, such as a jump
End on staging:
when the audience is on one side of the stage
Episodic:
A choreography with sevral sections, linked by a theme
Execution:
carrying out actions with the required intention
Expressive skills:
aspects that contribute to performance artistry and engaghing to the audiance
Extension:
Lengthening one or more muscles or limbs
Facial expression:
the use of face to show mood, feeling or character
features of production:
lighting, set, properties, costume and aural setting
flexibility:
the range of moments in the joints
focus:
use of the eyes to enhance performance or interpretative qualitys
form:
the overall shape and structure of a dance
formations:
shapes or patterns created in the [preformance space by dancers
Fragmentation:
The use of parts of a phrase or motif
Highlights:
Important moments within the dance
Ideational:
Relationships no to ideas or concepts
Improvisation:
Exploration of movement without planning
In-the-round:
A performance area with the dance on all sides
Intention:
The aim or desired outcome
Interpretation:
Finding the meaning that is in the movement
Isolation:
An independent moving of a body part
Kinaesthetic:
The awareness of a movement and position
Levels:
Distance from the ground
Lighting:
The illumination of the performance area
Logical square:
The flow of phrase or sections of a dance
Manipulation of a number:
How the number of dancers in a group is used
Mental rehearsal:
Visualising the dance
Mental skills:
Commitment, concentration, concentration, confidence, movement memory, mental rehearsal, rehearsal discipline, planning of rehearsal, response to feed back and capacity to improve
Mobility:
Range of moment in a joint
Motif:
A movement phrase witch is repeated or developed through the dance
Motif development:
How the movement is varied
Movement material:
The matter of dance
Musicality:
The ability to make unique qualities of the accompaniment evident in performance
Narrative:
A dance witch tells a story
Path ways:
A design witch is traced
Performance:
The presentation of dance to an adiance
Performance environment:
Different settings for dance
Phrase:
A short sequence of linked movements
Phrasing:
The way in witch the energy is distributed in the execution of the movement phrase.
Physical skill:
Effective performance
Posture:
The way your body is held
Professional work:
Original choreography by an individual that is recognised nationally or internationally
Projection:
The energy the dancer uses to connect with the adiance
Props:
A portable object used within a dance
Rehearsal discipline:
Attributes and skill for refining performance
Repetition:
Preforming the same phrase or action again
Relationships:
The way in witch the dancers interact
Retrograde:
Reversing a movement phrase
Rhythmic content:
Repeated letter s of sound or movement
Rondo:
A music or dance form with alternating and repeating section
Safe execution:
Carrying out actions safely
Safe working practice:
Personal care and respect for others, execution, preparation and recovery from dancing
Sensitivity to others:
Awareness and connection to other dancers
Site sensitive:
Dances witch are designed for non theatre spaces
Space:
Where the movement takes place
Special awareness:
Being conscious of the space you are in
Staging/ set:
The presentation of the dance in the performance space including set
Stamina:
Ability to maintain physical and mental energy
Stimuli:
The inspiration for a movement
Strength:
Muscle power
Structure:
The way in witch martial is organised
Structuring devises:
The way in witch a dance is made, built, ordered or organised
Style:
Characteristic way of dancing
Style fusion:
The combination of more than one styles
Tactile:
Relating to the sense of touch
Technical skills:
Accuracy of actions, dynamics, rhythm, preforming tings in actual ways
Ternary:
A composition in three parts
Timing:
The use of time or counts when watching movement to sand and other dancers
Transitions:
Likes between dance phrases or sections
Unison:
Preforming mount at the same time
Unity:
A sense of wholeness and harmony
Visual:
Sight
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