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What are the 11 physical skills

Posture
Alignment
Balance
Coordination
Control
Flexibility
Mobility
Strength
Stamina
Extension
Isolation

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What is the definition of posture?

The way the body is held

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What is the definition of alignment?

Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other

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What is the definition of balance?

A steady or held position achieved by an even distribution of weight

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What is the definition of coordination?

The ability of efficiently move several bosy parts at once

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What is the definition of control?

The ability to start and stop movement, change direction and hold a shape efficiently

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What is the definition of flexibility?

The range of movement in a joint

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What is the definition of mobility?

The range of movement in a joint ; the ability to move fluently from action to action

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What is the definition of strength?

Muscular power

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What is the definition of Stamina?

The ability to maintain physical and mental energy over periods of time

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What is the definition of extension?

Lengthening of muscles or limbs

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What is the definition of isolation?

An Independant movement of part of the body

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Why is posture important?

Injury prevention
Makes movement aesthetically pleasing for the audience

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Why is alignment important?

Injury prevention
Makes movement aesthetically pleasing for the audience

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Why is balance important?

Remain stable whilst holding positions as well as complex movements such as tilts, turns, and leaps

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Why is coordination important?

To permorm complex dance phrases at varying speeds

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Why is control important?

To perform complex movement smoothly so it doesn't appear messy

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Why is flexibility important?

To allow dancers to perform complex range of movements in different styles

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Why is mobility important?

To permorm challenging movements,various styles
Prevents injury to muscles and joints

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Why is strength important?

To perform complex movements such as lifts and jumps,preventing injury

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Why is Stamina important?

To be able to preform a full routine maintaining accuracy and precision throughout

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Why is extension important?

Make movement aesthetically pleasing to an audience

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Why is isolation important?

Preform movement with accuracy and precision

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Description of an exercise for posture

Standing in parallel, knees, hips and shoulders aligned, pelvis held under and focus forward

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Description of an exercise for alignment

Holding legs and arms in position and using the mirror to check if they are aligned with each other

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Description of an exercise for balance

Standing on the right leg lifting the left leg to parallel retire, rising slowly onto Demi pointe

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Description of an exercise for coordination

Perfoming triplets around the room with varying arm movements

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Description of an exercise for flexibility

Lunges to stretch the hamstring - aiming to hold it longer each time

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Description of an exercise for control

Lunges to stretch the hamstring - aiming to hold it longer each time

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Description of an exercise for mobility

Lying on your back, knees bent in parallel swinging the right leg out of the hip and then the left with ease, returning to parallel