How well do you know the language of dance? Movement is a powerful communication medium. Through movement, a dancer can convey strong emotions, tell stories, and even change the way people think about certain topics. But in order to communicate well with only movement, a dancer must know the elements of dance and how they work.
“Being able to identify and understand these aspects of dance can make you more fluent in the language of dance and help you get your own messages across through movement.”
Check out this video for great demonstrations of the basic elements of dance: Body, Action (Movement), Space, Time, and Energy. In our dance classes at Stagelight Performing Arts, we delve into these elements through experimentation, technical training, and by providing rich historical or social context.