Dance key words

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  • Created on: 03-10-17 13:44
Accessory
An additional item of costume, for example gloves.
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Actions
What a dancer does eg travelling,
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Acceleration
Speeding up the movement.
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Accompaniment
The sound that you hear during a dance, for example: percussion
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Accumulation
When a dancer performs a series of movements and others join in at different times until all perform in unison.
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Air pattern
A design that is traced in the air by part of the body.
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Alignment
Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other.
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Appreciation
Recognition and understanding of the qualities of dance.
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Artistic intention
The aim of a dance; what the choreographer aims to communicate
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Artistry
Creative skill
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Auditory
Relating to sound.
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Aural setting
An audible accompaniment to the dance such as music, words, song and natural sound (or silence)
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Balance
A steady or held position achieved by an even distribution of weight
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Canon
When the same movements overlap in time.
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Choreographic devices
Methods used to develop and vary material.
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Choreography
The art of creating dance.
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Climax
The most significant moment of the dance.
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Contrast
Movements or shapes that have nothing in common
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Coordination
The efficient combination of body parts.
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Facial expression
Use of the face to show mood, feeling or character.
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What a dancer does eg travelling,

Back

Actions

Card 3

Front

Speeding up the movement.

Back

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Card 4

Front

The sound that you hear during a dance, for example: percussion

Back

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Card 5

Front

When a dancer performs a series of movements and others join in at different times until all perform in unison.

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