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CUETO, Carmel a Liane S. ABMC1A 1. What is dance?

Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals, as in bee dances and behavior patterns such as mating dances. Definitions of what constitutes dance can depend on social and cultural norms and aesthetic, artistic and moral sensibilities. Definitions may range from functional movement (such as folk dance) to virtuoso techniques such as ballet. Martial arts kata are often compared to dances, and sports such as gymnastics, figure skating and synchronized swimming are generally thought to incorporate dance. In some cases, the motion of ordinarily inanimate objects may be described as dance (the leaves danced in the wind). There are many styles and genres of dance. African dance is interpretative. Ballet, ballroom and tango are classical dance styles. Square dance and electric slide are forms of step dance, and break dancing is a type of street dance. Dance can be participatory, social, or performed for an audience. It can also be ceremonial, competitive or erotic. Dance movements may be without significance in themselves, as in ballet or European folk dance, or have a gestural vocabulary or symbolic meaning as in some Asian dances. Choreography is the art of creating dances. The person who creates (i.e., choreographs) a dance is known as the choreographer.

2. Can you dance without music? Justify your answer.


For me yes, because dancing if for everything. Though its better to see if someone dances passionately and gracefully within the rhythm of the music, someone can still actually dance without music. Dancing is something you can always express your feelings with and you can use dancing to let others know what kind of person you are. Here is where you can let your emotions with. But of course, you will look awful if you dance in front of many people without music.

3. Classification of Dances
Solo Dance - A solo dance is danced by an individual dancing alone, as opposed to couples dancing together but independently of others dancing at the same time, if any, and as opposed togroups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner. Solo dancers are usually the best dancers in a group or dance school. Most solo dancers start after about 67 years of dance or sooner. Most soloists are company kids of their dance school. They are usually in more than one dance. Partner Dance - Partner dances are dances whose basic choreography involves coordinated dancing of two partners, as opposed to individuals dancing alone or individually in a non-coordinated manner, and as opposed to groups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner. Group Dance - Group dances are danced by groups of people simultaneously, as opposed to individuals dancing alone or individually, and as opposed to couples dancing together but independently of others dancing at the same time, if any.

The dances are generally, but not always, coordinated or standardized in such a way that all the individuals in the group are dancing the same steps at the same time. Alternatively, various groups within the larger group may be dancing different, but complementary, parts of the larger dance. An exception to this generalization must be pointed out where groups of individuals are dancing independently of each other, but with the purpose of creating a "group" feeling or experience, such as might accompany various forms of ritual dancing. 4. Illustrate the fundamental position of hands and feet

Arms and Hands Positions

First Position raise arms circle in front of the chest

Second Position open up arms side ward, raised below the shoulder level with a graceful curve.

Third Position - raise one arm overhead while the other arm remains in second position

Fourth Position raise one arm in front of the chest in half circle, while the other one remains overhead

Fifth Position - raise both arms overhead with a graceful curve Feet Positions

First Position bring heels close to touch; toes apart

Second Position bring feet apart sideward

Third Position bring the heel of one foot to touch the instep of the other foot

Fourth Position bring foot in front of the other foot to walk strike

Fifth Position bring the heel of the one foot to touch the toe of the other

5. Get at least two related articles about dance. From the academic asap and give your insights about it.
Title: Choreography for aerial dance Author(s): Renay Aumiller Source: JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 83.8 (Oct. 2012): p6. Document Type: Article Aerial dance allows the choreographer to defy limitations and push the imagination beyond boundaries. Most notably, aerial dance defies the boundaries of gravity. About five years ago, I had an image of three people hanging from a majestic tree wrapped in a cocoon-like ball. While slowly revealing themselves from the fabric womb, the dancers transitioned between several hanging positions, gradually making their way to the ground. This image resonated in my mind so much that I had to mold it into reality. The two key factors that brought this image to life were mental flexibility and the daring nature of the dancers to produce the movements and qualities that would do my imagination justice. It was not an easy or smooth journey. Aerial dance is a very specific technique, just like Graham, Horton, ballet, or gymnastics, and it takes years of training to master all of the basic holds, climbs, locks, and falls. However, with creativity and a lot of persistence, aerial techniques can be incorporated into choreography. Insight: About this Aerial dance, one must be associated with how the movement of the body is. You should also have a flexible and light body to be able to achieve all of the steps or stunts perfectly.

Title: Dancing with the Doctor

Author(s): Cecily Parks Source: The Kenyon Review. 34.4 (Fall 2012): p103. Document Type: Brief article, Poem If I when you are sleeping and the landlady downstairs her ashy dog are sleeping and the train that brought me home is a wolf-black breath panting back into coarse marshlands along the coast,-- if I in our dining room dressless dance, wheezily singing so not even our infestation of moths can hear: "I will never be daughter of the maple tree! I will never be sister of the leaf!" If I admire my hairless shins and the purple gloss of my polished fingernails running over them in the light cast by the street's mechanical moon,--who shall say I am not the woman who says with her mouth at your neck: "Love, when I told you my wilderness was almost wild, it meant I hadn't loved a man like a man yet" th Source Citation (MLA 7 Edition) Parks, Cecily. "Dancing with the Doctor." The Kenyon Review 34.4 (2012): 103.Expanded Academic ASAP. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. Insights: This article is somewhat different from the other one, this is an example of poem for dance. This expresses the feeling of the doctor when he was dancing with the rhythm of music and explains how his life get to be with dancing.