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Accessory

An additional item of costume, for example gloves.

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Actions

What a dancer does eg travelling, turning, elevation, gesture, stillness, use of body parts, floor-work and the transference of weight.

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Acceleration

Speeding up the movement.

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Accompaniment

The sound that you hear during a dance, for example: percussion.

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Accumulation

When a dancer performs a series of movements and others join in at different times until all perform in unison.

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Air pattern

A design that is traced in the air by part of the body.

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Alignment

Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other.

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Appreciation

Recognition and understanding of the qualities of dance.

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Artistic intention

The aim of a dance; what the choreographer aims to communicate.

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Artistry

Creative skill

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Auditory

Relating to sound.

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Aural setting

An audible accompaniment to the dance such as music, words, song and natural sound (or silence).

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Balance

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

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Binary

A composition in two parts or sections.

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Canon

When the same movements overlap in time.

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Choreographic approach

The way in which a choreographer makes the dance.

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Choreographic devices

Methods used to develop and vary material.

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Choreographic intention

The aim of the dance; what the choreographer aims to communicate.

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Choreographic processes

Activities involved in creating dance such as improvisation, selection and development.

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Choreography

The art of creating dance.

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Climax

The most significant moment of the dance

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Complementary

Perform actions or shapes that are similar to but not exactly the same as another dancer’s.

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Constituent features

Characteristics of choreography such as style, stimulus, subject matter, number/gender of dancers, action content, choreographic principles, form and structure, physical and aural settings.

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Contrast

movements or shapes that have nothing in common.

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Control

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

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Coordination

The efficient combination of body parts.

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Costume

Clothing worn by dancers in performance.

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Counterpoint

When dancers perform different phrases simultaneously.

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Critical appreciation

Evaluation of dance based upon knowledge and understanding, including original insights.

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Dance film

Where dance and film are both integral to a work; this includes documentary, animation, dance for camera and a screen adaption of a stage work.