BC: Dance 2009 <3
FC: Gr 9 Dance C.A.T Sarah Diamond
2: Table of Contents 1- About me 2-The dance class 3- Arts in Bloom 4-Hip hop 5-Jazz 6-Ballet 7- Lyrical 8- Tap 9-Outside looking in 10- London with Rick 11- Bus rides 12-Fitness week 13- Dolly hop 14- Name Dance 15- Sound and prop dance
3: About me! My name is Sarah Louise Diamond. I play soccer and hockey and have been dancing informally for my entire life! i love to dance, it is a free ticket to fun! I believe that if you are having fun you're dancing great! This is my first year of high school and it has gone by very fast but i have learned a lot. My favourite colour is purple and I usually spend my time hanging out!
4: The Dance class I love these girls to death. They have made my high-school experience 100 percent better. it has been so much fun dancing with them and i will always remember the period 5 dance class of 2009.
5: Arts in bloom The show was very much the best night of the year. I had so much fun learning, practicing, more practicing and finally performing the dances. It brought all of the girls closer together!
6: Hip hop ... is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the early 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latin Americans. Hip hop's four main elements are MCing (often called rapping), DJing, graffiti writing, and break-dancing. Other elements include beatboxing, hip hop fashion, and slang. Since first emerging in the Bronx, the lifestyle of hip hop culture has spread around the world.
7: Jazz! Early roots of jazz dance came from African culture imported by slaves. In Africa, natives danced to celebrate cycles of life: birth, puberty, marriage and death. Children, adults and the elderly all depended on dance to express their cultural beliefs. Drums, string instruments, chimes, reedpipes and other percussion instruments set the beat for the dancers.
8: Ballet is a formalized type of performative dance, which originated in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French courts, and which was further developed in England, Italy, and Russia as a concert dance form. It has since become a highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. It is primarily performed with the accompaniment of classical music. It has been influential as a form of dance globally and is taught in ballet schools around the world.
9: Lyrical dance... is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Lyrical jazz is a very passionate and emotional dance style. It portrays certain emotions such as love, and tells a story through every movement made. Lyrical is a deep, personal, emotional dance that is known by its connected and graceful movements of the body. The rhythm and beat of the dance is synced with the lyrics and mood of the song.
10: Tap Dance, style of American theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork, that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Some descriptive step names are brush, flap, shuffle, ball change, and cramp roll.
11: Outside Looking In ... was created to bridge the cultural gap between Canadians and the Indigenous people. Some Indigenous people - those who first inhabited the land we now call Canada - feel like outsiders looking in on a country in which they live. Many Canadians do not have an understanding of Indigenous cultures beyond what they read in newspapers and see on television. This experience and performance is about give and take. Canadians will have an opportunity to look inside an Indigenous community, while the Indigenous youth will get to see beyond theirs.
12: London with Rick This is where we learned the very beautiful lyrical routine. Rick was a very good choreographer and was very imaginative. I learned a lot from him and I'm glad I had this experience!
13: The Bus Ride!
14: Fitness week!!
15: Dolly-hop! | We created a dance called the dolly-hop. This dance was pretty much about creepy dollies! We used upbeat music and funky costumes.
16: The Name Dance! | This is where we first got to know each-other and work together. we had to listen to others and this was the very beginning of a class of friends!
17: The sound and the prop dance were very difficult to choreograph and to perform. It needed complete focus and perfection almost. It was very hard but a very good way to close the year!