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The Fundamentals of Dance

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Mekyle Doissaint

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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
Networking
Mentor(s)
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
Well-being
Motor skills
Becoming a good dancer
Ebsco
Britanica
Google scholar
Academic journals
Product Process
Elements of dance(first idea)
question?
Workshop
Technique Presentation
Space Character
Time Flexibility
Levels Balance
Energy
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)
Workshop
Time Levels
Space Shape
For everyone
Nothing is wrong, just DIFFERENT
Bringing to community where it's not common
In-depth
One day for each(3 days)
Research
Now
Fundamentals In Everyday life
Individuality
Well-being
Anyone
FLOW (emphasized in modern)
Videos
Performances
Mentor(s)
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
Choreographer
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
Jump
Slide, float
Crawl
Skip
Leap
Nonlocomotor
Melt
Slash
Sway
Spin
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)
Stretching
Timing and how it's affected in dance
Second Day:
Stretching
Spacing/Levels and how it's affected in dance
Choreography
Third Day:
Stretching
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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