dance elements

dance elements - Dance is a way of knowing and...

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Dance is a way of knowing and communicating. All societies use dance to communicate on both personal and cultural levels and to meet physical and spiritual needs. Dance, as with all the arts, has its own language. We need to learn this language in order to fully understand and appreciate the world of Dance.
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The Language of Dance Elements : Time , Space and Force Choreographic Forms : Theme and Variations , Rondo and Narrative Styles: (characteristics of) Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern
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TIME: The relationship of one movement or part of a movement to another. Includes pulse, speed (or tempo), duration, rhythm, and phrases. Pulse : the ongoing underlying beat Tempo: The speed with which a movement is performed Rhythm : a flow of sound or movement having regular accented beats; a movement or activity in which some action repeats regularly; patterns made by arranging long and short sounds or strong and light sounds Duration: the length of time a movement lasts: a long time, short time or something in between Syncopation: a temporary accenting of a normally weak beat in music to
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