Spanish Dance Terms Quiz

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What does it mean to displace quickly one foot with the other?

To shift the weight from one foot to the other

Which direction does the right shoulder move in a clockwise motion?

Toward the center

What does it mean to have 'free hand' in dance?

The hand not placed anywhere or not doing anything

What does 'Masiwak' refer to?

Turning the hand from the wrist halfway clockwise then raising and lowering the wrist once or twice

What does 'do-si-do' involve in dance?

Passing each other's side and moving backward

What does 'Jaleo' involve?

Partners turning once around counterclockwise with left elbows almost touching

What does 'Pivot' mean in dance terms?

Turning with the ball, heel, or whole foot on a fixed place or point

What is the 'Inside foot' in partner dancing?

The foot nearest one's partner

In dance, what does it mean to displace one foot with the other, completely taking off the weight of the body from the displaced foot?

Cut

What does 'Hop' involve in dance?

A spring from one foot landing on the same foot in place or in any direction

What does 'Do-si-do' involve in dance?

Both advancing forwards and passing each other's side

What is the term used in dance to place one forearm in front and the other at the back of the waist?

Hayon-hayon

What does 'Jump' involve in dance?

Springing on one foot or both feet and landing on both in any direction

What does 'Kumintang' refer to?

Moving the foot from the wrist in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction

What does 'Masiwak' involve in dance?

Turning the hand from the wrist halfway clockwise then raising and lowering the wrist

What does 'Pivot' mean in dance terms?

Turning with the ball, heel, or whole foot on a fixed place or point

Test your knowledge of Spanish dance terms with this quiz. Identify the meanings of terms like 'inside foot' and 'jaleo', and understand their significance in dance partnerships and movements.

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