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Accessory

An additional item of costume, for example gloves

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Actions

What a dancer does

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Acceleration

Speeding up the movement

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Accompaniment

The sound that you hear during a dance, for example: percussion

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Accumulation

When a dancer performs a series of movements and others join in at different times until all perform in unsion

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Air pattern

A design that is traced in the air by part of the body

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Alignment

Correct placement of body parts in relation to each other

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Appreciation

Recognition and understanding of the qualities of dance

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Artistic intention

The aim of a dance; what the choreographer aims to communicate

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Artistry

Creative skill

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Auditory

Relating to sound

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Aural setting

An audible accompaniment to the dance such as music, words, song and natural sound (or silence)

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Balance

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

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Binary

A composition in two parts or sections

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Canon

When the same movements overlap in time

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Choreographic approach

The way in which a choreographer makes the dance

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Choreographic devices

Methods used to develop and vary material

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Choreographic intentions

The aim of the dance; what the choreographer aims to communicate

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Choreographic processes

Activities involved in creating dance such as improvisation, selection and development

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Choreography

The art of creating dance

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Climax

The most significant moment of the dance

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Complementary

Perform actions or shapes that are similar to but not exactly the same as another dancer's

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Constituent features

Characteristics of choreography such as style, stimulus, subject matter, number/gender of dancers, action content, choreographic principles, form and structure, physical and aural settings

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Contrast

Movements or shapes that have nothing in common

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Control

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

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Coordination

The efficient combination of body parts

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Costume

Clothing worn by dancers in performance

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Counterpoint

When dancers perform different phrases simultaneously

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Critical appreciation

Evaluation of dance based upon knowledge and understanding, including original insights

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Dance films

Where dance and film are both integral to a work; this includes documentary, animation, dance for camera and a screen adaption of a stage work