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Dance Final

Dance vocabulary & People to know.

Terms

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Pirouette
rapid turn in place
axial
non locomotor movements occuring above stationary base; movement of body around its own axis
passe
auxillary movement in which the foot of working leg passes the knee of supporting leg
barre
wooden or metal pole horizontally used for practice of technique
turn-out
the 90 degree angle of the dancers leg from the hips
rond de jambe a terre
a circle of the leg on thr ground
Battement
beating
Tendu
strech foot stretches fully
tempo
the rate fo speed at which a movement occurs
coupe
to cut cutting sep
cabriole
a kick with the calves meeting, using turned-out position
Kinesthetic Sense
An internalized awareness of te body placement or movement.
contraction
a quick tightening of the muscle
level
The altitude of a movement in a relationship
chaines Turns
Rotating on the balls of the foot in a succession of turns, literally, linking turns.
intensity
relative degree of force or strength
measure
a grouping of beats separated into intervals by an accent
grande
great, big, large
fondu
to melt, lower
collapse
a sinking movement involving the release of tension of the whole body
contraction
a curving of the torso
demi-Plie
bending fo the knees half way, the soles of the feet stay on floor.
Battement degage
like tondu but now fully stretched moving leg from floor
Grand Plie
bending of the knees with the heels coming off the floor.
Degage
release
pas
danced step/movement. ex. pas de deux dance for two persons
Rhythm
the alteration of accent and unaccent
pas de chat
step of the cat! jump passe & jump down
Locomotor
movement through space involving change in levels
demi
half
Eleve
Rising on the toes from straight standing
port de bras
movement & possition of the arms
sissone
push off jump from two feet to one foot. landing with one extended leg
saute
jump
abstract
to take essential meaning of an idea rather than literal imitation.
arabesque
A backward extension of one leg maintaining a upright torso.
Triplet
A three-part locomotor movement or step pattern
Improvisation
a creation of movement through imagination

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