13 terms

GCSE Dance - vocabulary

STUDY
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Alignment
Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other
Balance
A steady or held position achieved by an even distribution of weight
Canon
When the same movements overlap in time
Climax
The most significant moment of the dance
Extension
Lengthening one or more muscles or limbs
Facial expression
Use of the face to show mood, feeling or character
Flexibility
The range of movement in the joints
Focus
Use of the eyes to enhance performance or interpretative qualities
Musicality
The ability to make the unique qualities of the accompaniment evident in performance
Posture
The way the body is held
Projection
The energy the dancer uses to connect with and draw in the audience
Strength
Muscular power
Unison
Two or more dancers performing the same movement at the same time