Midterm Dance Terms
Terms in this set (30)
The organization of movement into relationships that can be identified by an observer.
Conscious awareness of input through the use of the senses.
A use of energy that is powerful and explosive.
The area immediately surrounding your body and into which you can reach without changing location in space.
The smallest and simplest unit of a dance.
A mental picture that is realistic or resembles something real. Can be used to inspire movement.
The high and low aspects of music
The positioning of body parts one above the other so that they are close to a straight line
A flat, level surface; a two-dimensional shape
The plan of action in a book or play
A weight on the end of a string, used to check body alignment
A device used to check the placement of weight on the feet
A stationary body position
The actual location of the body or of parts of the body
Placement of the body's segments one above the other. Also the body's response to situations
A system designed to rid the body of tension by developing an awareness of its existence
To roll inward on the arches of the feet
Set of sensory receptors that monitor body movement and position. They are located in the muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear
The tendency to see two or more visual elements as a group when the elements are positioned close together
A nonlocomotor movement in which you use one body part or the whole body to perform dragging or tugging actions
The basic, steady beat in dance and music. Also known as beat
A non locomotor movement in which the whole body or a body part presses against an imagined or real object
The way a dancer uses energy while doing a movement
Presenting or picturing things as they appear in the natural world
A form of body communication used to signal interest in interacting with another person
A state of mind that is both focused and relaxed at the same time
A ballet movement in which the heels lift off the floor so that the weight is supported on the ball or balls of the feet
A principle of choreographic form in which movements are repeated in a dance
A structure of patterned movement occurring through time
The organization of movements or sounds into recognizable groupings or relationships