correct placement of body parts in relation to each other; arranged so that there is no additional stress to muscle joints
A steady or held position achieved by an even distribution of weight.
The ability to start and stop movement, change direction and hold a shape efficiently.
the efficient combination of body parts
The qualities of movement based upon variations in speed, strength and flow.
Lengthening one or more muscles or limbs into the space
The range of movement in the joints or the elasticity of ligaments and muscles
remembering the order of actions accurately
how the body is held when sitting or lying down
Consciousness of the surrounding space and its effective use.
Ability to maintain physical and mental energy over periods of time.
Muscular power required to perform an action
Use of the face to show mood, feeling or character.
The dancer's sight line. Use of the eyes to enhance performance or interpretative qualities.
Finding the meaning that is in the movement or finding the movement that is in the idea.
The energy the dancer uses to connect with and draw in the audience and bring the performance to life..
The ability to make the unique qualities of the accompaniment evident in performance.
Sense of rhythm
being able to hear or feel a beat or metre and project that knowledge.
sensitivity to other dancers
Awareness of and connection to other dancers.
name the features of contemporary dance (6)
-flexed ankles and feet
-Use of floor
-energy and flow
feature of classical ballet (4)
-use of body
-use of hands and eyes
-close to floor
-forceful and fast
-limited use of space
flexibility in joints
name the 5 key features of IMPULSE (set dance
-swing and momentum
-curved vs flat back of spine
-the use of diagonal pathways
-expansive body movements
-transferring from parallel for 1st positions of the feet.
why is it important to warm up?
-mobilise joints = no injury
-heart rate increases = oxygenated blood = better respiration in muscles
-muscles stretched whilst body warm
importance of a cool down?
-so that body can transition between exercising back to a steady rate of rest
-reduces build up lactic acid = no stiffness/cramp
what do you do if you injure yourself
name 6 features of a safe dance space
-high enough ceilings
-enough space in relation to number of dancers
-suitable non-slip flooring
-no trailing wires
When a dancer performs a series of movements and others join in at different times until all perform in unison.
When the same movements overlap in time
performing actions or shapes that are similar to but not exactly the same as another dancer's.
When dancers perform different phrases simultaneously.
The action of "going up" without support, such as in a jump
Use of parts of a phrase or motif.
Reversing a movement phrase.
A music or dance form with alternating and repeating sections.
Two or more dancers performing the same movement at the same time.