Presentation on theme: "How do you learn to dance? Approach: Technical, Dive-Right-in, Creative Movement Fundamentals Movement Experiences: 1. Analyzing the action of the spin."— Presentation transcript:
How do you learn to dance? Approach: Technical, Dive-Right-in, Creative Movement Fundamentals Movement Experiences: 1. Analyzing the action of the spin 2. Determining locomotor versus axial motion 3. Working with rhythmic coordination 4. Moving with functional alignment 5. Moving from your center
Actions of the spine ► Bend, twist, extend ► Your spine is composed of 26 vertebrae, and any of the three actions is possible at each of the joints ► Choose a shape ► to create from the ► images. ► What action are ► You displaying?
Locomotor Versus Axial ► Improvisation: start in your big x on the floor try to move your body as you image your hand and feet are glued to the ground for 8 counts, release your hands and feet and try to cover as much space as possible in 24 count returning to your x. Try this 4 times on the last set end in stillness
Rhythmic Coordination ► Dancers are aware that rhythmic coordination is vital for dance and is intentional. ► Try our across the floor. Clap its rhythm. Once your understand the rhythmic coordination of a phrase it will free your mind to perform the movements
Functional Alignment ► Alignment is proper body placement ► All bodies are different. You must understand your strengths and weakness and try to balance them to become a better dancer. You are constantly balancing the forces of nature, resisting the pull of gravity, and responding to millions of muscular changes in the course of a day. ► When you are creating dance you must be conscious of working so that your joints are protected and your flexibility and strength are accessed easily
Moving from your center ► When you dance your center is your spiritual, physical and emotional source of strength and balance. Moving from your center means having the ability to be completely invested in your movement. ► The center is not only the spot slightly below your navel but is your trunk, breath, fluidity of the spine, ease of direction and weight changes ► under curve quarter turn spiral to the floor pass threw x and role up other side
Your task ► Apply your creative efforts to the five fundamentals of dance and create an interesting dance phrase. Apply action of the spine, locomotor and axial movement, rhythmic coordination, functional alignment, moving from your center. Think about what the audience will see. This is a solo project. Your phrase should be like a Mini-skirt long enough to cover the subject and short enough to make it interesting. You must perform and teach this phrase.
Rubric ► A= excellence, meets and exceeds required assignment with a high degree of execution. Wow factor ► B=above and beyond required assignment with a good degree of execution ► C=meets required assignment with an average degree of execution ► D=meets required assignment with a low degree of execution ► F=does not meet required assignment with a very low degree of execution