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The Fundamentals of Dance

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Mekyle Doissaint

on 1 May 2013

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By: Mekyle Doissaint How The Fundamentals Of Dance Are Seen In Everyday Life ISM Mature learning environment
Personal interest
Honor class
How It differentiates
Independent researching
Higher level of thinking
Exploring outside of specifics
Self-motivated class
Challenging Research My process 1. Couldn't find anyone
2. Found Lacie Minyard
3. First meeting: Get a feel for the assignment
4. Elements of dance
5. New topic
6. Email approved by Mrs. Dahl!!!
7. I had a meeting with Mrs. Dahl (the principal)
8. I had a meeting with Mrs.Lee (after school coordinator)
Workshop dates: April 9th-11th LIFE DANCE PASSION Beginning
Elements Of Dance
Motor skills
Becoming a good dancer
Google scholar
Academic journals Product Process Elements of dance(first idea) question?
Technique Presentation
Space Character
Time Flexibility
Levels Balance
Vague teachings to the students (one day)
Dancers point of view Product Process Essential Question: How are the fundamentals of dance seen in everyday life? (Newest idea)
Time Levels
Space Shape
For everyone
Nothing is wrong, just DIFFERENT
Bringing to community where it's not common
One day for each(3 days) Research Now
Fundamentals In Everyday life
FLOW (emphasized in modern)
Dance Books
Practice About ME High school student at MacArthur
Birthday: March 28th
Born in Portland, Oregon
2 sisters and 1 brother
Haitian, Italian and Irish
Hip-hop my whole life
Love for fashion
Fashion meets dance
I LOVE RIHANNA About Mentor Lacie Minyard
Founder of Living Motion Dance Company
Teaches at Forchers Dance Center
Six flags dancer
Texas Woman's University graduate
Graduated from Booker T. Washington Vocabulary Technique- Skill
Space- Position, area
Time- Tempo, pace, accents
Levels- High, low, far
Energy- Body dynamics
Flow- Free, bound or continuous

Flexibility- Ability to bend
Balance- Stability
Character- Emotion
Workshop- Dance teachings
Locomotor- One to another
Nonlocomotor- Stationary Loco/Nonloco Locomotor
Slide, float
Balance Stages of Learning 1. Prefunctional (Beginning)
Lacks motor coordination for dance.
2. Functional (Basic)
Adept mover, not yet a dancer.
3. Performance (Developing)
Adept at moving, starting to develop performance skills.
4. Proficient performance (Mastery)
Increased coordination, fine motor skills for dance.
5. Advanced performance (Sophisticated)
Sophisticated, high-level performance of dance. Focus Space: Body:
Level Relationships
Direction Shape
Focus Balance

Time: Force (power):
Speed Energy
Accents Weight
Flow Focus cont'd
•Self space (Personal space): Space a person occupies is known as kinesphere (Movement sphere)

General space: Shared by dancers as they travel through space using locomotor movements. Difference Elements Deals with all aspects of dance.

Fundamentals Deals with the basics of dance. Workshop First Day: (Students are level 1 & 2)
Timing and how it's affected in dance
Second Day:
Spacing/Levels and how it's affected in dance
Third Day:
Shapes and how it's affected in dance
Choreography Dance and Movement Kinesthetic- Motor (Learning)
Aesthetic- Artistic growth
Cognitive- Intellectual (Thinking, perceiving, and processing)
Psychological- Social (Feeling and interacting)
Dance is movement, but all movement is not dance What was learned: What I learned:
Everyone is different
About myself
The kids learned:
Different kinds of dancing
It is okay to stand out
My future:
College (in NY)
Join a company
Have my own studio
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