DANC 131 - JAZZ DANCE VOCAB REVIEW 1 1. Parallel Position:...

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JAZZ DANCE VOCAB REVIEW 1 1. Parallel Position: Many movements in jazz technique come from a parallel position in which the hips are neutrally aligned with the pelvis with no inward or outward rotation. In a parallel position, the feet are parallel to each other. Most exercises and movements we’ve been working on in class can be done in a parallel or turned out position. 2. Turn-out: All movements in classical ballet (with the exception of 6 th position) are performed with the legs turned out or rotated from the hips – and this position is used in jazz dance as well. A dancer’s facility for turn-out is primarily determined by the six deep rotator muscles in the hip joint. If turn-out does not originate from the hip, it can be forced from the knee or ankle often causing injury. 3. Positions of the feet: Turned out 1st position: Heels are placed together with the hips rotated open or out so toes are pointing away from the body Turned out 2 nd position: feet are placed hip width apart (1 ½ of your own feet
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course DANC 131 taught by Professor Amywilkinson during the Spring '11 term at Loyola Chicago.

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DANC 131 - JAZZ DANCE VOCAB REVIEW 1 1. Parallel Position:...

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