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Name the eleven physical skills

Posture, alignment, control, co-ordination, strength, stamina, balance, extension, isolation, flexibility, mobility

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Posture - Definition

The way the body is held

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Posture - Importance

Injury prevention. To make movement aesthetically pleasing to an audience

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Posture - Exercise

Standing parallel, knees, hips and shoulders aligned, pelvis held under and focus forward

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Alignment - Definition

Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other

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Alignment - Importance

Injury prevention. To make movement aesthetically pleasing to an audience

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Alignment - Exercise

Yoga and pilates movements - holding legs and arms in position and using the mirror to check they are aligned with each other

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Balance - Definiton

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

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Balance - Importance

Required so dancers can remain stable whilst holding positions as well as complex movements such as tilts, leaps and turns

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Balance - Exercise

Standing on the right led lifting the left leg into parallel retire, rising slowly onto demi pointe

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Co-orindation - Definition

The ability to efficiently move several body parts at once

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Co-ordination - Importance

To perform complex dance phrases at varying speeds

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Co-ordination - Exercise

Performing triplets round the room with varying arm movements

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Control - Definition

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

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Control - Importance

To perform complex movement smoothly so that it does not appear erratic or messy

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Control - Exercise

Lunges to stretch the hamstring - aiming to hold them longer each time

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Flexibility - Definition

The range of movement in a joint

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Flexibility - Importance

To allow dancers to perform a complex range of movements different styles

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Flexibility - Exercise

Lunges to stretch the hamstring - aiming to hold them longer each time

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Mobility - Definition

The range of movement in a joint; the ability to move fluently from action to action

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Mobility - Importance

Dancers need mobility to perform challenging movements, various styles and to prevent injury to the muscles and joints

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Mobility - Exercise

Lying on your back, knees bent in parallel swinging the right leg out of the hip and then the left with ease, returning to parallel

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Strength - Definition

Muscular power

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Strength - Importance

To perform complex movements such as lifts and jumps, preventing injury

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Strength - Exercise

Sit ups/crunches starting with 5 reps of 10 and then gradually increasing the speed or repetitions

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Stamina - Definition

The ability to maintain physical and mental energy over periods of time

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Stamina - Importance

To be able to perform a full routine maintaining accuracy and precision throughout

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Stamina - Exercise

Increased repetitions of jogging, running, skipping etc.

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Extension - Definition

Lengthening of muscles or limbs

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Extension - Importance

To make movement look aesthetically pleasing to an audience