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AQA GCSE Dance Unit 1

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Posture
The way the dancer holds themselves when they are performing dance skills.
Alignment
The position of parts of the body in relation to the whole body or other body parts.
Co-ordination
The ability to control and move the body parts in the correct way. Sometimes moving different body parts in different ways all at the same time. Controlled by the brain.
Strength
The muscle power required to perform dance movements such as improving the strength of the legs for high leaps.
Stamina
The ability of the body's muscles to keep working for long periods of time. This also requires stamina from the muscles in the heart and lungs, your cardiovascular system.
Flexibility
The range of movement a dancer has in their joints, for example, their hips and shoulders.
Control
The power to direct your body and body parts so you can master dance movements. (Making your body do what you want it to do!)
Mobility
The dancer's ability to move the whole body easily, so you can readily change from one position to another easily and quickly - you are agile!
Balance
Skill in controlling your body weight over a point of support, Can you distribute your body weight easily?
Extension
The dancer's ability to stretch and straighten their body parts such as their limbs right through from their fingertips through to their toes.
Focus
Using the eyes to enhance the performance - Expressive skill.
Concentration
Focusing your mind on what you are performing and how you are performing it so you perform it correctly.
Confidence
Giving every movement and gesture that you do 100%, not being shy and being confident with all your movements.
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