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CSET Domain 1 Performing Arts Dance

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, dance
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1. Wide - narrow - big - or little

2. Developed in France (1500s) - and moved to Italy; this led to the development of court dancing in Europe (nobility in a palace setting); patronage of the Medicis; 'dancing masters'; steps were slow (adagio) and fast (allegro); lack of spontaneity (de

3. As in music - the opposite of allegro; a slower tempo - also a set of practice exercises in class consisting of extensions and balances

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

5. Solo - duet - or ensemble

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

7. Ballet - jazz - and tap

8. Formalized hand movements (e.g. - Hindu dance - the oldest world dance)

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

10. A rhythmic pattern produced when a deliberate pattern is upset

11. 1. Rhythm 2. Tempo 3. Beat 4. Meter 5. Syncopation 6. Rhapsodic Rhythms

12. Wide/Narrow - Big/Little

13. Stretched the boundaries of classical ballet; new movements ('turnout')

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

15. Growth of contemporary dance - post - modernism in the 1960s; movement toward simplicity and a less sophisticated technique; 'No' manifesto - a frequent rejection of costumes and stories

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

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

18. The ability to get up into the air and remain there long enough to perform various movements or poses

19. A form of cultural dance - originated from medieval times when townspeople danced to celebrate - e.g. Medieval 'carolers'

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

21. Often carry important historical significance from ancient civilizations Examples: Chinese ribbon dance - Polish polonaise - India's Kathakali or Bharatanatyam dance - Clogging - traditionally from Wales - which involves double taps on both the heel

22. 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

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

24. Type of creative dance involving specialized movement techniques; emphasis is on expression and communication

25. 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

26. Have the dancers walk through the floor pattern. Then combine the steps with the floor pattern - first without music - and then with music (remember that not all dances have a set floor pattern).

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

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

29. Quality of Energy - Degree of Energy

30. Leader - follower - mirror - unison - or parting)

31. Speed: fast or slow

32. 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

33. Angular - rounded - twisted - bent - crooked - symmetrical - or asymmetrical

34. Release of potential energy into kinetic energy

35. A leap from one leg to the other in which the working leg is kicked or thrown away from the body and into the air; the pose achieved in the air differs - a does the direction the leap takes

36. Even or uneven beat

37. High -- Medium -- Low - Might refer to a dancer's head

38. Countable patterns

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

40. 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

41. Warm - up exercises and Body awareness exercises

42. High - medium - or low

43. Separate the dance into the steps. Begin by teaching the steps - describing and demonstrating each separately. Steps are done slowly at first - using counts - and then at the proper tempo - Teach one part of the basic step pattern at a time; when two

44. A term coined in the 1960s by those who wanted to create movement outside the influences of any of the then - traditional modern dance pioneers - such as Cunningham - Graham - Humphrey - Lim

45. Posture - Balance - Flexibility - Strength - Coordination

46. (Staying in one place 'on spot'): stretching - pushing - twisting - bending - kicking - sinking - or curling

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

48. Space - Time - Levels (dynamics)- Force (energy) - Locomotor (traveling through space)

49. Have expressed mourning the spirit in dance movement. They have also used dance as a ritual to prepare for battles and to celebrate joyful occasions.

50. A part of pas de deux in which one dancer is lifted off the ground by another