Dance Definitions

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Posture
The way the body is held.
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Alignment
Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other.
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Balance
A steady position achieved by the even distribution of weight.
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Coordination
The efficient combination of body parts.
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Control
The ability to start and stop movements, change shape and hold a shape efficiently.
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Flexibility
The range of movements in the joints.
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Mobility
The range of movement in a joint; the ability to move fluently from action to action.
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Strength
Muscular power.
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Stamina
Ability to maintain physical and mental energy over periods of time.
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Extention
Lengthening one or more muscles or limbs.
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Isolation
An independent movement of part of the body.
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Physical Skills...
Posture, Alignment, Balance, Coordination, Control, Flexibility, Mobility, Strength, Stamina, Extension, Isolation
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Action Content
elevation, travel, turn, gesture, stillness
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Dynamic Content
The qualities of movement based upon speed, strength and flow E.G: fast/slow, flowing/abrupt
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Spacial Content...
pathways, levels, directions, patterns
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Relationship Content
lead and follow, mirroring, formations, accumulative canons
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Timing Content
Using time or counts
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Rhythmic Content
Repeated patterns of movements
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Stylistic Movement
characteristic way of dancing
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Technical Skills...
Actions, Dynamics, Space, Relationships, Timing Content, Rhythmic Content, Stylistic Movements
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Projection
The energy the dancer uses to connect with the audience.
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Facial Expressions
Using the face too show mood, feeling or character.
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Focus
Use of the eyes to enhance performance or interpretative qualities.
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Phrasing
The way in which energy is distributed in the execution of a movement phrase.
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Spacial Awareness
Knowing what and who are around you.
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Expressive Skills...
Projection, Facial Expressions, Focus, Phrasing, Spacial Awareness.
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Systematic Repetition
Repeating a dance to learn it.
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Mental Rehearsal
Going over the dance in your head.
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Rehearsal Discipline
Turning up and acting appropriately in rehearsal.
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Planning of Rehearsal
Planning a time to rehearse that suits you.
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Response to Feedback
Working on what you've been told to improve on.
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Capacity to Improve
Being willing to improve.
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Rehearsal Mental Skills...
Systematic Repetition, Mental Rehearsal, Rehearsal Discipline, Planning of Rehearsal, Response to Feedback, Capacity to Improve.
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Performance Mental Skills...
Movement Memory, Commitment, Concentration, Confidence
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Movement Memory
Accurate replication of dance steps.
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Commitment
Attitude of mind, showing effort to the dance.
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Concentration
Focusing on the activity you're doing.
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Confidence
Self-belief you demonstrate in a dance.
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Performance Safe Working Practices...
Safe execution, appropriate dance-wear (footwear, hairstyles, no jewellery)
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Rehearsal Safe Working Practices...
Warming Up, Cooling Down, Nutrition, Hydration
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Card 2

Front

Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other.

Back

Alignment

Card 3

Front

A steady position achieved by the even distribution of weight.

Back

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Card 4

Front

The efficient combination of body parts.

Back

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Card 5

Front

The ability to start and stop movements, change shape and hold a shape efficiently.

Back

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