DANCE KEY WORDS

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Accessory
additional item of costume, e.g. gloves
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Actions
what the dancer does e.g. stillness, travel, floor work etc
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Acceleration
speeding up a movement
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Accompaniment
the sound you hear when dancing e.g. percussion, silence etc
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Accumulation
dancer performs a series of movements - other join at different times - until all in unison
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Air Pattern
design traced in air by a body part
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Alignment
correct placement of body parts in relation to each other
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Appreciation
understanding of the qualities of dance
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Artistic Intention
the aim of the 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
audible accompaniment to dance e.g. music, words, voice, song, natural sound, silence etc
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Balance
a steady or held position achieved by even distribution of weight
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Binary
composition in two parts
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Canon
same movements overlap in time
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Choreographic Approach
way a choreographer makes a dance
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Choreographic Devices
methods used to develop and vary material (movement)
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Choreographic Intention
the aim of a dance; what the choreographer aims to communicate
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Choreographic
activities involved in creating dance
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Choreographic Processes
improvisation, selection, development
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Choreography
the art of creating dance
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Climax
most significant moment of dance
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Complementary
actions and shapes that are similar but not exactly the same
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Constituent feature
characteristics of choreography e.g. style, stimulus, structure, actions etc
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Contrast
movements or shapes that have nothing in common
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Control
the ability to stop and start a movement, change direction, hold a shape
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Coordination
efficient combination of body parts
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Costume
clothing worn by dancers
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Counter Point
dancer performs different phrases at the same time
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Critical Appreciation
evaluation of a dance based on knowledge and understanding of insights
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Dance Film
where dance and film are integral to the work e.g. documentary, screen adaption, dance for camera
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Dance for the Camera
choreographer collaborates with film-maker, produce a dance work in multi media form
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Dancewear
what a dancer wears for class and rehearsal
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Deceleration
slowing down a movement
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Development
way in which movement material is manipulated
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Direction
Facing of the movement
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Dynamics
qualities of the movement - speed, strength, flow
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Elements of Dance
Actions, Space, Dynamics, Relationships
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Elevation
action of going up without support e.g. jump
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End stage
performance space - audience on one side
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Episodic
choreography with several sections, linked by a theme
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Execution
carrying out actions with intention
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Expressive Skills
aspects that contribute to performance artistry, engage the audience, such as focus and projection
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Extension
lengthening one or more muscles/limbs
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Facial Expression
use of face to show mood
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Features of Production
lighting, set, properties, costume, aural setting
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Flexibility
range of movement in the joints (muscles, tendons, ligaments)
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Focus
use of eyes to enhance the performance
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Form
overall shape and structure of a dance
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Formations
shapes and patterns created in space by dancers
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Fragmentation
use of parts of a phrase or motif
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Highlights
important moments in a dance
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Ideational
relating to ideas or concepts
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Improvisation
exploration of movements without planning
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In-The-Round
performing area with the audience on all sides
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Intention
aim or desired outcome
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Interpretation
finding the meaning that is in the movement
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Isolation
independent movement of part of the body
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Kinaesthetic
sensory perception of movement
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Levels
distance from the ground - high, medium, low
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Lighting
illumination of the performance area
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Logical Sequence
flow of phrases or sections of a dance
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Manipulation of Number
how the number of dancers in a group is used
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Mental Rehearsal
thinking through or visualising the dance
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Mental Skills
commitment, concentration, confidence, movement memory, repetition, mental rehearsal, planning of rehearsals, response to feedback, capacity to improve
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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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Motif
a movement phrase encapsulating an idea that is repeated and developed throughout the dance
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Motif Development
ways in which a movement phrase can be varied
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Movement Material
the matter of dance: ASDR
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Musicality
the ability to make the unique qualities of the accompaniment evident in performance
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Narrative
a dance that tells a story
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Pathways
designs traced in space (on the floor or in the air)
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Performance
the presentation of dance to an audience
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Personal Performance
acquisition and development of expressive and physical skills
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Performance Enviroments
different settings for dance such as in-the-round, proscenium and site sensitive
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Phrase
a short sequence of linked movements
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Phrasing
the way in which the energy is distributed in the execution of a movement phrase
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Physical Skills
aspects enabling effective performance such as posture, alignment, balance, coordination, control, flexibility, mobility, strength, stamina, extension, isolation
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Posture
the way the body is held
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Professional Work
original choreography by an individual or company that is recognised nationally or internationally
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Projection
the energy the dancer uses to connect with and draw in the audience
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Prop
a portable object that is used in a dance e.g. suitcase
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Proscenium
the arch or opening that creates the effect of a picture frame and separates the stage from the auditorium
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Rehearsal Discipline
attributes and skills required for refining performance such as commitment, systematic repetition, teamwork, responsibility and effective use of time
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Repetition
performing the same action or phrase again
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Relationships
the ways in which dancers interact; the connections between dancers
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Retrogade
reversing a movement phrase (performing the dance backwards)
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Rhythmic Content
repeated patterns of sound and movement
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Rondo
a music or dance form with alternating and repeating sections e.g. verse and chorus
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Safe Execution
carrying out actions safely
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Safe Working Practise
personal care, respect for others, safe execution, and preparation and recovery from dancing
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Sensitivity To Other Dancers
awareness of and connection to other dancers
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Site Sensitive
dances that are designed for (or relate to) non-theatre spaces
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Space
the "where" of movement such as levels, directions, pathways, shapes, designs and patterns
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Spatial Awareness
consciousness of the surrounding space and its effective use
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Staging/Set
the presentation of dance in the performing space including set, furniture, props, projection and backdrop
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Stimulus
inspiration for an idea or movement
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Strength
muscular power
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Structuring Devices
the ways in which a dance is made, built, ordered or organised
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Style
characteristic way of dancing
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Style Fusion
the combination of features of two or more styles
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Tactile
relating to sense of touch
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Technical Skills
accuracy of action, timing, dynamics, space
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Ternary
composition in 3 parts
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Timing
the use of time or counts when matching movements to sound/other dancers
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Transitions
links between dance phrases or sections
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Types (of music)
genres of music including orchestral, electronic, percussion, vocal and found sound
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Unison
2 or more dancers performing same movement at the same time
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Unity
a sense of wholeness or harmony
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Visual
relating to light
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Actions

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what the dancer does e.g. stillness, travel, floor work etc

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Acceleration

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Accompaniment

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Accumulation

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