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CSET Domain 1 Performing Arts Dance

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, dance
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1. As in music - the opposite of allegro; a slower tempo - also a set of practice exercises in class consisting of extensions and balances

2. Hip - hop - line dance - ballroom - waltz - foxtrot - tango - rumba - jive - and swing

3. Gaze - Floor - Away

4. Direction: forward - backward - up - down - sideways (horizontal or vertical) - diagonal - straight - circle - out - in - zigzag - or spiral

5. Choreography played a significant role in many cultural events throughout history - The origins of dance show that dance was created and performed in celebrations - rituals - and rites of passage - Many cultures consider dance a universal spiritual l

6. The arrangement of head - shoulders - arms - torso - and legs while dancing

7. (Often traditional folk steps): two - step - paddle - grapevine - step - hop - chug - and spinning

8. Variations on folk dances are found in dance forms of today - including...

9. Wide - narrow - big - or little

10. The steps of a dance as put together for performance or the art of composing dances

11. A line along which a person or part of a person moves - Patterns on/in the Floor - Elevated or Air

12. Walking - running - leaping - jumping - hopping - galloping - skipping - and sliding (Chasse)

13. In this leap - the dancer turns halfway in midair to land facing the direction in which the movement started

14. Non - metric rhythms e.g. breath - water - or wind

15. The way in which various parts of the dancer's body are in line with one another while the dancer is moving

16. Immediate area surrounding the body; the area in which bodies can move at all levels

17. Based on music - songs - dialogue - and dance - Audiences often experience it in the form of musical theatre productions

18. More eclectic; ballet and ethnic used in the same performance; all - male groups; intense theatrical effects in lighting - costume - and sets

19. Release of potential energy into kinetic energy

20. Forward/Backward - Up/Down - Sideways (horizontal or vertical) - Diagonal - Straight - Circle - Out/In - Zigzag - Spiral

21. Social dance - which celebrated births - special events - and rites of passage; ritual dance - which maintained tradition - religious rituals (temple dances) - and hunting magic; and fertility dance - which marked the changing seasons (especially for

22. Rhythm: countable patterns - Tempo: fast or slow speed - Beat: even or uneven - Meter: 2/4 time - 3/4 time - etc.

23. Ethnic and cultural dance - Cultural dances - Religious or ceremonial dance - Folk Dance - Play and sing with movement - Maypole dance - Modern Dance - Theatrical dance - Social dance

24. Another popular form of the flamenco that originated in Cuba and Latin America

25. Characteristics: circle form (rhythmic motion within a circle); use of imagery - Gender roles: war and hunting for men - seasons and planting for women; early accompaniment came from drums - harps - flutes - and chants

26. Rock 'n' roll; MTV; hip - hop; ballroom dancing (tango)

27. Body position - Angular/Rounded - Twisted - Bent - Crooked - Symmetrical/Asymmetrical

28. Speed: fast or slow

29. 1. Space 2. Time 3. Levels (dynamics) 4. Force (energy)

30. A period from about 1820 to 1870 in which ballet was characterized primarily by supernatural subject matter - long white tutus - dancing on the toes - and theatrical innovations that permitted the dimming of the house lights for theatrical illusion

31. 'To twirl or spin'; a turn on one foot that can be executed outward - away from the body - or inward - toward the body

32. High - medium - or low

33. Movement associated with gods/funerals

34. Must include these four factors: Dance movements must predate the 19th century - Dance is performed by peasants or royalty - The choreography is derived from tradition - There is no teacher

35. The Church attempted to restrict pagan dance - often associated with fertility - but folk dances evolved from earlier ritual dance (e.g. - Maypole dance; origins in primitive fertility rituals [dancing around a pole]; associated with spring)

36. Refers to the lexicon of dance as taught in the original academies - also used in reference to ballets as created during the Imperial Russian days - such as The Sleeping Beauty - The Nutcracker - and Swan Lake - also refers to a style of performing

37. A formal aristocratic court dance developed at the end of the rennaisance period

38. Determine appropriate age - related expectations for a safe - enjoyable classroom activity

39. Dance movement that is primary and nonfunctional - with an emphasis on body mastery for expressive and communicative purposes

40. Formal dancing spread to the Continent; expansion of professional dancing masters; professional choreography at the Paris Opera (opera and dance); costuming; introduction of the waltz (1-2-3) rhythm; court dance

41. Raising the leg to a straightened position with the foot very high above the ground; the ability to lift and hold the leg in position of the ground

42. Locomotor - Nonlocomotor - Combined Locomotor

43. Provide opportunities for interpretation of dance - Provide a classroom dance program that includes different styles of dance from a cultural and historical context

44. An adagio movement in which the dancer pivots completely around on one foot while maintaining a pose with the working leg

45. Strong/Weak - Heavy/Light - Dynamic/Static - Flowing/Tense

46. Appreciated the qualities of the individual; primitive expression and emotion; 'new freedom' of movement; choreography of Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham and their harsh break from restrictive classical ballet and tutu; broadening the minds of the p

47. Often danced on May Day in various European nations such as Germany and Sweden - taught in American schools today - The maypole is a tall pole decorated with floral garlands - flags - and streamers - Ribbons are attached to a pole - so that children

48. Side - by - side - supported - far - or near)

49. A pose in which the working leg is extended with a straight knee directly behind the body (both the height of the leg and the position of the arms are variable)

50. 1. Originated with the Andalusian Gypsies in Spain 2. Forceful rhythms 3. Hand clapping 4. Rapid foot movements 5. Use of castanets 6. Colorful costumes