31 terms

GCSE dance

STUDY
PLAY
actions
what a dancer does e.g travelling, turning, elevation, gesture
allignment
correct placement of body parts in relation to each other
choreograpgic intention
the aim of the dance (what the choreographer aims to communicate)
control
the ability to start and stop movement at different speeds and strenghts
coordination
to use different body parts together smoothly
dynamics
the quality of movement depending upon the different speed and strength etc
elevation
the action of "going up" without supports such as a jump
execution
carrying out the movements with the required intention
expressive skills
things that add to your performance and engage he audience eg focus and musicality
extension
lengthening of one or more muscles or limbs
facial expression
how you use your face to show mood, feeling or character
flexibility
the range of movement in the joints
interpretation
finding the meaning to a movement or an idea/dance
focus
use of eyes to enhance performance
mental skills
include commitment, concentration, confidence, movement memory, rehearsal discipline etc
mobility
range of movement in the joints which alow you to move smoothly from one move to the next
musicality
to be able to listen to the music and dance to it
physical skills
aspects to make a good performance such as posture, balance coordination, control, flexibility and isolation
posture
the way the body is held
projection
the energy the dancer uses to connect with the audience
rehearsal discipline
social skills needed such as teamwork responsibility and effective use of time
relationships
how the dancers interact / th connection dancers have with one another
safe executions
carrying out actions safely
safe working practice
personal care, respect for others, preparation (warm up) and recovery (cool down) from dancing
sensitivity to other dancers
awareness of and connection to other dancers
spacial awareness
consciousness of your surroundings
stamina
ability to maintain physical and mental energy over time
strength
muscular power
style
characteristic way of dancing
technical skills
accuracy of timing, dynamic, rhtyhm
timing
the use of time or counts when matching movements to sound/other dancers