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#2 AQA GCSE Dance Vocabulary - Action, Space, Dynamics

Action, space and dynamic vocabulary definitions from AQA.
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Actions
What a dancer does eg travelling, turning, elevation, gesture, stillness, use of body parts, floor-work and the transference of weight.
Acceleration
Speeding up the movement.
Actions
What a dancer does eg travelling, turning, elevation, gesture, stillness, use of body parts, floor-work and the transference of weight.
Acceleration
Speeding up the movement.
Air pattern
A design that is traced in the air by part of the body.
Deceleration
Slowing down the movement.
Direction
The facing of a movement.
Dynamics
The qualities of movement based upon variations in speed, strength and flow.
Elements of dance
Actions, space, dynamics and relationships.
Levels
Distance from the ground: low, medium or high.
Movement material
The matter of dance: actions, space, dynamics and relationships.
Pathways
Designs traced in space (on the floor or in the air).
Relationships
The ways in which dancers interact; the connections between dancers.
Space
The "where" of movement such as levels, directions, pathways, shapes, designs and patterns.
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