Dance Concepts and Techniques

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a series of steps executed by both feet alternately in any direction.

Walk

What type of dance is highly improvisational in nature?

Creative dance

What type of movement involves having both feet lose contact with the ground?

Jump

What pertains to the amount of effort exerted in the performance of dance?

Energy

What is the meaning of Cariñosa in the context of the text?

A traditional Filipino dance

What is defined as a muscle movement when it lets go or lets loose from being held?

Release

What are dances that are meant to be interpreted for performances and staging called?

Interpretative dance

When was the Princeton Ballroom Dance Club (PBDC) founded?

1983

What is the main focus of competitive dancing?

Dance competition

What is the UAAP Cheer dance Competition known for?

Inventing the concept of overall theme in dancer's routine

What does cheer leading involve?

Dance, gymnastics, and stunts elements

What is the main characteristic of athleticism according to the text?

Performing stunts and pyramids

What does SWAY refer to in the context of ballroom dancing?

An example of ballroom dancing

What are the traditional costumes worn by boys during ballroom dancing?

"Barong Tagalog and any colored trousers"

"Turn" in the context of the text refers to:

"To move in a turning movement"

What is pivot in relation to ballroom dancing?

Change of position of feet to face in a less than 360 degrees turn

Study Notes

Dance Terminology

  • A series of steps executed by both feet alternately in any direction is known as a dance walk.

Improvisation in Dance

  • One type of dance that is highly improvisational in nature is social dance.

Types of Movement

  • A jump is a type of movement that involves having both feet lose contact with the ground.

Effort in Dance

  • Force pertains to the amount of effort exerted in the performance of dance.

Dance Styles

  • Cariñosa is a type of dance that originated in the Philippines and is characterized by hand movements and gentle swaying.

Muscle Movement

  • Release is defined as a muscle movement when it lets go or lets loose from being held.

Performance Dance

  • Theatrical dances are dances that are meant to be interpreted for performances and staging.

Dance Clubs

  • The Princeton Ballroom Dance Club (PBDC) was founded in 1976.

Competitive Dancing

  • The main focus of competitive dancing is on technique, execution, and overall performance.

Cheer Dance Competition

  • The UAAP Cheer dance Competition is known for its high-energy performances that showcase athleticism, strength, and endurance.

Cheerleading

  • Cheer leading involves leading cheers, chanting, and performing stunts and gymnastics.

Athleticism

  • The main characteristic of athleticism according to the text is performing complex movements with strength and endurance.

Ballroom Dancing

  • SWAY in ballroom dancing refers to the gentle movement of the hips and legs in rhythm with the music.

  • Traditionally, boys wear a suit and tie during ballroom dancing performances.

  • A "turn" in the context of the text refers to a rotational movement around a fixed axis.

  • Pivot in relation to ballroom dancing refers to the foot that remains in place while the other foot moves around it.

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