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DANCE  by  shaylah130
created: 12-11-2011
deck type: public
total cards: 43
total views: 585
Study DANCE Flashcards
Study DANCE Flashcards
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Why is it important to dress appropriately (dance
Dressing for dance class is important so that you
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Why do we warm up at the beginning of dance class?
To warm-up our muscles, to get our circulation sta
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Why should one not wear earrings, chew gum or wear
Wearing earrings, chewing gum and wearing socks du
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The Typical Structure of a Jazz Dance Class is:
Warm-upIsolation Exercises (head shoulders hips)Lo
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Lyrical Dance
possess flowing qualities
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Musical Theatre
is characterized by movements that assist the stor
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Hip-Hop Dance
iis a form or street dance. Is extremely foot orie
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Modern Jazz/Contemporary
is heavily influenced by modern dance. They style
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Salsa
steps such as mambo, cha cha, samba, tango are inc
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What is the difference between “body alignment” an
Alignment refers specifically to the relationship
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Explain why it is important for a dancer to mainta
Being able to successfully align your body (ie ref
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What is a turn out?
Is the outward rotation of the legs from the hip s
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Be able to identify the four positions. (be able t
First PositionSecond PositionFourth PositionFifth
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What is a Plie?
A demi Plie - A half bending of the knees without
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Releve
To rise onto the balls of the feet, with the legs
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passe –
the dancer balances on one leg, with the opposite
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Spotting
– Dancer’s ability to keep the eyes focused on one
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Arch
Position of the spine is a curve of the torso upwa
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Contraction
indicates a drawing in or shortening of the body p
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Flat Back
The dancer bends forward from the hips at a 90 deg
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Pencil turn
A pencil turn is a type of turn, but instead of th
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Beat
basic unit of musical time. The beat can be heard
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tempo
The speed at which it is performed
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Syncopation
Places the accent on normally unaccented beats of
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Strength
The ability of a muscle or a group of muscles to e
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Flexibility –
The elasticity of muscles.
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Guidelines to a pointed foot:
Think of a straight line from the top o f the knee
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Be able to list 3 qualities of proper stretching
Long sustained stretch rather than a bouncing stre
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Opposition
– Means that the opposite arm and leg are forward
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Chasse –
sliding movement. Step together step
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Isolations
the movement of only one part of the body. General
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Pirouette
ballet turn performed in place. Supporting leg in
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Kick ball change
kicking leg steps to the rear of the supporting le
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Jazz square-
-four walking steps. The first step travels forwar
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Body roll-
a sequential movement starting by contracting or r
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Cross ball change
First step crosses back, the second step, the oppo
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Pivot turn
step forward with one foot. Quickly change directi
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Paddle turn
A turn that pivots the body around one spot. The w
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Touch turn
The turn is executed partially around on one leg a
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Jazz split –
Tendu your front leg, keeping the weight of your b
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43
1. _____ You should have weight placement on the f
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