CSET Subtest 3: Dance

  1. Degree of Energy
    • Strong, weak
    • Heavy, light
    • Dynamic, static
    • Flowing or tense
  2. Rapsodic Rhythm
    • Non-metric
    • Ex. Breath, water, wind
  3. Quality of Energy
    • Sustained (smooth)
    • Suspended (light)
    • Swing (under-curve)
    • Sway (over-curve)
    • Collapsed (loose)
    • Percussive (sharp)
    • Vibrate (shudder)
  4. Focus
    Gaze, floor, or away
  5. Time
    • Rhythm
    • Tempo
    • Beat
    • Meter
    • Sycopation
    • Rapsodic Rhythm
  6. Levels
    • Direction
    • Form and shape
    • Level
    • Range
    • Pathway
    • Focus
  7. Force
    • Quality of energy
    • Degree of energy
  8. Pathway
    Floor, elevated, or air patterns
  9. Space
    • Locomotor
    • Nonlocomotor
    • Combined locomotor
  10. Form and Shape
    Angular, rounded, twisted, etc
  11. Sycopation
    Rhythmic pattern produced when deliberate pattern is upset
  12. Choreography
    Steps of dance as put together for performance
  13. Postmodern Dance
    Creation of movement outside tradition
  14. Meter
    • 2/4 time
    • 3/4 time
    • etc
  15. Beat
    Even or uneven
  16. Rhythmic Activities
    • Fundamental rhythm
    • Creative rhythm
    • Folk dance
    • Musical games
  17. Theatrical Dance
    • Based on music
    • Songs
    • Dialogue
    • Dance
  18. Modern Dance
    Based on internalized feelings, emotions, and moods
  19. Social Dance
    Socializing is main focus, dance partner is essential
  20. Combined locomotor
    Combined folk steps
  21. Level
    • High
    • Medium
    • Low
  22. Rhythm
    Countable patterns
  23. Range
    • Wide
    • Narrow
    • Little
    • Big
  24. Direction
    • Forward
    • Backward
    • Up
    • Down
  25. Maypole Dances
    • Originally associated with fertility and rebirth.
    • Symbolizes rebirth associated with the changing seasons
  26. Flameco
    • From the Andalusian Gypsies of Spain
    • Forceful rhythms, clapping, foot movements, castanets, colorful costumes
  27. Tempo
    Fast or slow speed
  28. Dramatic Ballet
    Tells a story
  29. Nondramatic Ballet
    Dancing without telling a story
  30. Body Movement
    Includes locomotor and axial (contained movement around an axis of the body)
  31. Movement Materials
    Sequences, motifs, and phrases developed as the choreographed dance
  32. Pirouette
    • "To Twirl or Spin"
    • A turn on one foot that can be executed outward or inward
  33. Kinesthetic Awareness
    Feeling the dance movements of other's in one's own muscles
  34. Creative Movement
    Dance movement that is primary and nonfunctional, with emphasis on body mastery for expressive purposes
  35. Force
    Release of potential energy into kinetic energy
  36. Elevation
    Ability to get up into the air and remain there long enough to perform various poses
  37. Dance-pointe
    On the ball of the foot or half toe
  38. Alignment
    Various parts of the dancer's body are in line with one another while the dancer is moving
  39. Attitude
    A pose modeled after the statue of Mercury by Giovanni Bologna which the working leg is extended behind/in front of the body with the knee bent
  40. Arabesque
    Pose in which the working leg is extended with a straight knee directly behind the body
  41. Abstraction
    The essence of an idea applied to art of movement
  42. Promenade
    An adagio movement which the dancer pivots completely around on one foot while maintaining a pose with the working leg
  43. Grand jete
    A leap from one leg to another in which the working leg is kick/thrown away from the body and into the air
  44. Space
    Immediate area surrounding the body
  45. Extension
    Raising the leg to straightened position with the foot high off the ground, ability to lift and hold the leg in position off the ground
  46. Pointe
    Dancing on the toes
  47. Barre
    • Rail attached to wall for dancers to hold during the first half of technique class
    • Also used for stretching
  48. Lift
    Part of pas de deux in which one dancer is lifted off the ground by another
  49. Spotting
    Focusing the eyes on one point in the distance in order to keep balance while turning
  50. Passé
    • "Passing position"
    • Foot passes by the knee of the supporting leg
  51. Pas de deux
    • "A step for two"
    • Performed by 2 dancers together
  52. Grand jeté en tournan (tour jeté)
    In this leap, the dancer turn halfway in midair to land facing the direction in which they started
  53. Line
    The arrangement of head, shoulders, arms, torso, and legs while dancing
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CSET Subtest 3: Dance
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