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Space
The area covered by the dance movements.
Level
The distance from the floor.
Direction
Where the body moves.
Pathways
Patterns that the body makes as it move through space or on the floor.
Focus
Where the dancer’s eyes look as he/she is dancing.
Size
How large or small movements.
Place
Where the dancers are moving.
Relationships
Where and/or how the dancers are in relation to each other or an object.
Time
How quick or slow (tempo); steady or uneven (beat); and long or short (duration) the movement is.
Beat
The on going underlying pulse.
Tempo
How fast or slow the movements.
Speed
How fast or slow the movements.
Accent
Strong beats that usually occur at regular intervals.
Rhythmic Patterns
Patterns made by arranging long and short movement or strong and light movement.
Duration
The length of time the movement lasts.
Force
The use of energy while moving.
FORCE
= ENERGY
Bound
releasing energy in a controlled, restrained manner
Free
releasing energy freely.
Movements
Actions made by the body.
Locomotor
Actions of the body that cover space. OR Movements that take the body from one point to another.
Nonlocomotor
Actions of the body that do not cover space. OR Movements that the body can do and still stay in one place.
Narrative
A dance that tells a story using only movement.NO WORDS!
Ceremonial Dance
done by a dancer in order to celebrate or commemorate a special occasion.Perform a ritual such as an initiation of members into a group in some cultures.
Recreational Dance
done by a dancer in order to have FUN!
Artistic Dance
done by a dancer so that the viewer can appreciate the artistry of the dance.
Three
The number of elements of dance.
Choreographer
a person who creates dances.
Culture
a particular stage, form, or kind of civilization.
Dance
the art of human movement.
Performance
a public presentation.