dance physical skills gcse

Terms for practical dancing
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Posture and Alignment
Mechanicaly efficient placement of the joints of the body. Weight evenly on the feet, knees bend over toes, back has curves but not forces, shoulders relaxed.
Flexibility
The ability of your joints to move through a full range of motion. Having flexibility in your muscles allows for more movement around the joints.
Strength
Is the capacity to exert a muscle contraction agains resistance.
Stamina
Is the endurance of either the muscles or the heart and breathing. Ability to keep going.
Balance
Being stable whilst being still and during movement. Using centre to manage weight placement.
Body Awareness
Ability to know what your body is doing whilst moving.
Co-ordination
Skills of balance, control of energy and accuracy of action.
Extension
To stretch and extend the body usually arms, or legs, toes or fingers.
Rotation
Turning out from the hips to create turned out position.
Contraction
Tightening of the muscles.
Movement Memory
Ability to reproduce movement accurately.
Whole Body Participation
Using the whole body even i the emphasis is not on a particular body part.
Isolation
Moving one body part without any other part of the body moving.
Spatial Awareness
Knowing where the body parts are in space in relation to the rest of the body.