The Elements of Dance

body
energy
space
time

Today we will cover two elements:  body and energy

body

Body is the first element of dance. We can use one part of our body (isolations) or different parts of our bodies at the same time.

Energy

What kinds of energy can you show in your dancing? Try dancing with these types of energy:

  1. Heavy
  2. Light
  3. Shaky
  4. Steady
  5. Sharp
  6. Smooth

Now, change the energy of your dancing with the sound of these instruments:

Tambourine: Shaky Energy

Small hand drum: Steady and Smooth Energy

Large hand drum: Sharp Energy

Let's Review:

Can you describe the elements of dance?

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