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Name the eight expressive skills

Projection, focus, spatial awareness, facial expression, phrasing, musicality, sensitivity (to other dancers), communication of choreographic intent

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Projection - Definition

The energy the dancer uses to connect to an audience

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Focus - Definition

Use of the eyes to enhance a performance or interpretive qualities

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Spatial Awareness - Definition

Consciousness of the surrounding space and its effective use

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Facial Expression - Definition

Use of the face to show mood, feeling or character

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Phrasing - Definition

The way in which energy is distributed in the execution of a movement phrase

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Musicality - Definition

The ability to make the unique qualities of the accompaniment evident in your performance

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Sensitivity (to other dancers) - Definition

Awareness of and the connection to other dancers

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Communication of Choreographic Intent - Definition

A dancers ability to communicate a particular mood, style or theme in order to enhance a performance

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Improvement of all Expressive Skills

Film and watch back
Get feedback from peer and/or teacher

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projection - importance

to communicate emotion, character and dance idea/theme

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focus - importance

focus can draw attention to a particular point; point in space; body part; towards a character

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spatial awareness - importance

using all the space provided on stage makes a performance more effective

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facial expression - importance

to help audiences understanding of the choreographic intention