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Dance Terms II (Modern Dance)
List of simple dance terms for modern dancing. (Organic dances)
a tendu that lifts off the floor
when we let go of our body except for the core
when we use our core to bring us back to neutral
shoulders over hips
the part of the body from where movement begins
furthest away from the body
center, abdominal muscles
having the characteristics of living organisms, movement that would make sense to our bodies
a pulling in of the abdominal muscles in correct alignment
a plié on one foot while still in correct alignment
three steps usually done in a plié, relevé, relevé sequence
pendular movement consisting of a release with gravity, an arcing follow through, and a suspension
to hang from a support from above so as to allow free movement