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How to think up movements for dance


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Sometimes for a party, a performance, or one's own pleasure, you need to invent a dance.

At first it seems an impossible task, there are no ideas in my head.

But over time the body gives itself to rhythms and melodies, starts dancing, and in the process a beautiful composition is born.

How to come up with moves for the dance?



Decide on the type of dance. Each direction has its own characteristic movements, whether it's flamenco, break dance, rock'n'roll or samba. For example, for Latin American dances, sexy and playful, the defining elements are the rocking of the hips, the rotation, the smooth movement in space. Movements and steps are performed at a high tempo for fast music. At the heart of the breakdance are acrobatic elements, revolutions around their body, rotation on their arms and head. A dancer must have physical endurance, good coordination. Flamenco can be recognized by the characteristic beat of the rhythm by the heels, by the smooth free movements of the hands, like a fan opening and closing.


Examine the main elements of the selectedDance direction and technique of performance. All compositions include the basic elements of this style, poses, steps, gestures. To do this, you can watch dance clips, videos, and educational programs. Your task is to learn the base of the dance. It will be a solid foundation for further steps.


Choose the music. Each dance has its own characteristic sound, melody, rhythm. For example, the musical size of salsa is four quarters. The dance is performed at a fast pace with a complex rhythmic pattern. In some countries, this style is known as "music of the tropics". You can easily find the right songs by the name of the dance.


Listening to the melody, try to perform the basicElements of dance. If the rhythm does not lie on the selected movement, do the combination slower or, conversely, faster. Change the basic elements. First, the dance will look like a set of basic movements that follow each other.


After studying the basic elements and the letter of the dance,Listen to music and try to improvise. At this stage, you can just add your movements, show creativity. In order to make it easier to improvise, come up with a story. For example, your hands are tied and you can only move your legs. In this case, the execution of the basic movements will be changed somewhat. Or the dancer depicts a hero who has just parted with his girlfriend, and on his face there are noticeable emotions, through the body certain feelings are expressed. Do not think, just show your inner state. Based on the plot, the steps can be either small or big. Add objects and accessories to the dance. Change your position in space. These techniques will somewhat "dilute" the learned basic elements, but they will retain the basis and the characteristic movements by which dance is recognized.

How to think up movements for dance Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Ryifuozt
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