Dance as a literature genre
Dance is an emotional expression an affective extension of the heart. Types include: ballet, waltz, tango, swing, modern ...
Elements of Dance
- Time includes the amount of time needed to do a movement, pause, or freeze. Key factors include: rhythm and musicality, length of the dance and the time signature.
- Space is the area around the dancer, the designs (shapes made by the body in space or the patterns as the dancer moves around in space), the changes in direction (forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally) that the moves, and the levels of space (low, middle, high) occupied by the dancer.
- Energy is the amount of force that is put into a movement or how a movement is performed, whether a soft, harsh, swing, vibratory, flowing, or punching movement.
Native American drum dances
- play a song and/or video of a Native American dance group
- Discuss the chanting in relation to the dance steps
- Discuss how the dancers movement can be explained for each element of dance.
- Time the movement to the beat (fast/slow...
- Space are they together or apart. Body spacing of arm and leg movement. Change of direction. Are there patterns of individual and group movement?
- Energy of movement.
Videos with dances to view, critique, and perform.
- Bella in Beauty and the Beast her dance is very important in developing the plot of the movie.
- Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold in True Lies - Classic slap stick Arnold sitting on chair watching, didn't know she was going to fall down, starts to get up to help and sits back down. Yea really, See it in the video.
- Parade scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off Like the Pied Piper worked great considering they actually had permission to shout it during a real parade and had to get it done in one shot as they wouldn't stop the parade. They really rocked the street with Twist and Shout.
- Mike Myers in Austin Powers -opening scene dancing in the back lot to a Beatles's song.
- Flash Dance - "What a Feeling" with Jennifer Beals and Sharon Shapiro does the spins.
- Save the Last Dance Sean ... Never danced. Had a dance coach and dance double, Earl Punch. Dance partner Julia ... was very good and the director asked her not to be so good.
- Jennifer Lopez and Matthew in Wedding Planner ... How hard is it to dance head to head and have a dialogue?
- Romy and Michelle High School Reunion dance scene Did they put every annoying dance step into this one dance?
- Dance With Me Cayanne Salsa Vanessa Williams... floating dance shot from crane.
- The Mask wanted to cut the dance scene but it is what adds personality to the character and tone to the video...
- Animal House ...
- I've Had the Time of My Life in Dirty Dancing
- Others ...
After the Rain choreography by Christopher Wheeldon - Performed by Victoria Jaiani, Temur Suluashvili at the gala concert for marking the 90th anniversary of Vera Tsignadze on January 31, 2015.
Introduction of Creative Movement and Dance Elements across grade levels
- Mark Morris - photos, videos performance archive ... with video falling down stairs Modern dance primer, becoming a modern dancer, video of dances
- Kansas Model Curricular Standards for Dance and Creative Movement