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Part 3: Steps and Movement
Terms in this set (80)
To lightly move up and down by flexing and straightening the knees and ankles.
To place one foot next to the other foot, with or without weight (closed, to stand with feet together).
A downward action of the toe, ball or heel with slight pressure.
To bend a limb.
To raise the heel of one foot leaving the toe or ball of the foot in contact with the floor (also with feet together or apart raising both heels simultaneously with weight distributed between balls of both feet).
To raise the knee to any height in any direction.
To bend and straighten the knees in alignment with the feet either in a parallel or turned out position.
To stretch the ankle and instep either raised or in contact with the floor.
Simple Run (Forward)
To move forward with the body elevated by transferring the weight from one foot to the other (the legs move faster than walking).
A heavy sound placing the foot flat with firm pressure onto the floor. It is taken close or closed to the supporting foot with or without weight.
To move one foot in any direction with transference of weight.
A series of small fast runs on the balls of the feet on the spot.
A light sound using the toe, ball or hell of foot with no change of weight.
To transfer the weight from one foot to the other, whilst moving forwards or backwards.
To change the weight from the ball of one foot to the ball or flat of the other foot.
To swing the leg forwards or backwards using the knee and hip joint, the ball of the moving foot in contact with the floor as it passes the supporting foot.
To place one foot across the line of the other foot either in front or behind
To slowly pull one foot in towards the other foot.
A moving stamp ending with a stretched or flexed foot.
A short, sharp push forward or pull backward, on one or both feet.
To move forward with the body elevated by transferring the weight from one foot to the other, legs extended and moving faster than walking.
To elevate the body both feet leaving the floor simultaneously, alighting on one foot or both feet.
To elevate the body from one foot and alight on the same foot, with or without progression.
To increase in height or level by raising the heels (and lifting through the body).
To hop on right front lifting left knee then step onto left foot with or without progression. May be commenced on left foot.
To lightly elevate the body upwards from one foot by flexing the knee and ankle, landing on the opposite foot. May be danced from two feet alighting on one foot.
To elevate the body both feet leaving the floor simultaneously. Bend and tuck the knees either towards the chest or tuck the feed back towards bottom. Alight on both feet, with or without progression.
To transfer from one foot to the other, with elevation and progression.
To spring the air and land with feet apart, then spring into the air and land with feet together.
To spring into the air with arms and legs forming the shape of an 'x'.
A low kick taken from the knee
A sharp extension of a raised stretched or extended foot, a strong action taken from the hip (with a straight and turned out leg).
Feet together, spring onto the balls of both feet then spring on the ball of the right foot lowering the foot as the left leg is thrown upwards into a front high kick. May be danced on the other leg.
Three steps turning and progression to the left or right with feet apart.
To revolve with or without progression.
Cross left foot in front of right foot, knees slightly flexed. Turn 1/2 turn to right on balls of both feet (more or less turn could be made). May be commenced with right foot turning to left.
Turning left, step forward on right foot, turn 1/2 to left on right foot, then transfer weight to left foot keeping it in place. Less than 1/2 turn may be made in which case the left foot (2nd step) will move in the direction of the following step. May be commenced with left foot, turning right.
Arms stretched outward at shoulder height, parallel to the floor.
Arms carried in opposing directions to each other or to the moving foot, at any level.
To move the arm/arms in a smooth or continuous manner.
Arms held upwards and outward, palms facing any directon
Arms held downwards and outwards, palms facing any direction.
To raise one or both arms straight upwards.
To move the arms and/or hands sideways.
To place the arms across the body as though in an embrace.
An oblique line in one arm high, the other arm low.
Arms held out at right angles, horizontal to shoulders (open). Forearms together, in front of body (closed).
Arms carried in the same direction and being equidistant.
Alternate hands brush the hair backwards.
To strike the fingers of the hand into the plam of the other.
To form a compact shape with the hand.
A quick sharp sound created by pushing the middle finger against the thumb.
To alternate the moving hands up and down palms facing one another.
To move the hands or hands from the wrists in any direction.
Hands held together palm to palm and held in front of the body with elbows at approximately 45 degrees to the body.
An inward pull of muscle tension towards the centre of the body.
To increase size in any direction.
To draw out or stretch a limb.
To move the hips in any direction.
To work one part of the body on its own.
To relax the pull of muscular tension.
Rhythmical Body Action
Body movements, which express the rhythm of the music.
To shake alternate shoulders forward and back.
To isolate the shoulders in any direction.
The head is facing forwards with the chin at the right angle to the neck.
The head is facing downwards, chin towards chest.
The head is facing to either the right or left.
To lift the head upwards.
To tilt the head either to the right or left from its vertical position.
Step to side with left foot, close right foot to left foot without weight. May also be danced in reverse, i.e. tap, step.
A movement of three travelling steps. Right foot side, close left foot to right foot, right foot side. A variety of timings and directions may be used.
Step to side with left foot, place toe or ball of right foot behind left heel, without weight.
A ball change followed by a step.
A step followed by a ball change.
Step to the side with right foot, ball change with left foot crossing behind right foot in a lazy whisk position.
A flick followed by a ball change.
A heel dig followed by a ball change.
A kick followed by a ball change.
A knee lift followed by a ball change.
a series of small fast runs on the balls of the feet on the spot.
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