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True or False * Dance is always done to music. *You need a partner to dance. *The first ballet dancers were men. *To dance, you need special training and.

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1 True or False * Dance is always done to music. *You need a partner to dance. *The first ballet dancers were men. *To dance, you need special training and to be thin.

2 Dance and Movement What is the difference between everyday movements and dance? When does movement become dance? Movement becomes dance when the elements of dance (space, time, and force) are intentionally incorporated. AH-E , AH-M

3 Dance has 3 main purposes: ceremonial (religion, celebration, ritual), recreational (folk, social dancing, aerobic dance), and artistic (ballet, modern, narrative, tap, lyrical). AH-E

4 Culture and Dance Nearly all cultures incorporate dance in some way. Dance is a major component of many cultures. Dance is often used to communicate or celebrate.

5 Some more about dance and culture Cultures use dance in ways that are both social and personal. What are some examples of culture and dance you can think of? How do those cultures use dance? AH-E , A-HI , AH-M

6 Dance is also representative of time periods. What time period do you think of when you hear: *Charleston, *Virginia Reel, *Swing, *Disco, *Break dancing, or *Hip Hop? How are the dances of these time periods related to the politics of the time? AH-H , AH-H

7 All dance movements can be labeled as locomotor or nonlocomotor. LOCOMOTOR-movements that travel NONLOCOMOTOR-movements that do not change location AH-E

8 Dances are created by combining locomotor and nonlocomotor movements. A dance, like a book, has a beginning, a middle, and an end. AH-M

9 Dance is not only a combination of locomotor and nonlocomotor movements, but also the essential elements of SPACE, TIME, AND FORCE. AH-E , AH-M

10 SPACE Pathways-curved lines, straight lines, zigzags, circles, figure-eights, and many more Shapes-large, small, rounded, and angular Levels-high, low, on the floor Direction-forward, backwards, diagonally, sideways

11 FORCE QUALITY-smooth, sharp, bound, free, flowing ENERGY-weak, strong WEIGHT-heavy, light, suspended collapsed

12 TIME TEMPO-fast, slow, moderate DURATION-short, long BEAT-pulse of the music

13 Dance is often used to tell a story. AH-M , AH , AH-E


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