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Hello my name is Nina! Today I am going to teach you about Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance! Follow me and I will take you into a world of dance! Please click the introduction video first! Jazz Ballet Modern Quiz Introduction Video
After watching the video please go back to home and go to Ballet to learn all about the beautiful dance style!
Time to learn about the exciting world of Ballet!!
Ballet began in Italy around 1500 A.D It was first started to perform for the Kings and Queens. Ballet is the core of all dance forms. It is a very fluent and graceful dance form.
Catherine de Medicis, who was a member of the Ruling Family in Florence, Italy, had a passion for ballet. She introduced ballet from to France when she married the King of France. Over many years, ballet spread throughout the world and became very popular. Ballet became very popular in America in the 1930s.
George Balanchine introduced ballet to America. He was also the cofounder of the famous New York City Ballet! George Balanchine
George Balanchine also directed the famous ballet called the Nutcracker. Here is a short video of the Nutcracker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXfC2 puds1Y
Arabesque- It is a position standing on one leg while the other leg is extended straight in the back. Grande Jete- Also known as a leap or jump. Bothe legs are extended out opposite from the other in the air. Both knees must be straight. Now, we will learn common ballet terms !
Pli- bending of the knees. Pirouette- A spin on one foot while going all the way around.
Tutus Leotards Tights Ballet shoes or Point shoes Examples of costumes : Here are pictures of the beautiful ballet costumes! Tights Tutu Point shoes Leotard
Do you know the answer? Question 1: Who introduced ballet in America? A George Balanchine B Catherine de Medicis
George Balanchine is CORRECT! Great Job!! Move on to next question
Catherine de Medicis is INCORRECT Try Again! Go back to question Sorry!!
Question 2: What is this called? A B Tutu Leotard
Try Again! Go back to question Sorry!! Leotard is NOT Correct! A
Great Job! Now Click on home to learn about Jazz! Tutu is CORRECT!!! B
Now we will learn about Jazz !
Jazz is very different from ballet. It is danced along to many different rhythms of jazz music. Jazz began in the early 20 th century. It began in Africa by African Slaves. They expressed their cultural beliefs through jazz dance.
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse was a major dance icon of the 20 th century. He was a famous choreographer, and his main focus was jazz.
Ball Change- changing from right foot, to left foot. Chasses- stepping across the floor as one foot chasses the other foot. Jazz Walk- walking in a pli. Jazz Run- Same as jazz walk however, you are running in a jazz style. Here are common jazz terms!
There are many different types of jazz costumes depending on the jazz dance. Examples of Different Costumes: Here are examples of Jazz costumes! Tan Jazz shoes Black jazz shoes
Here is a video of a famous jazz company called, Giordano Jazz dance Chicago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRtiKMSb Qc8
Question 1: Where did jazz dance begin? A B C Europe Africa America What do you think the answer is?
A Europe is INCORRECT Sorry! Try again! Go back to question
B Africa is CORRECT! You got it! YOURE SMART! Move on to next question
C America is INCORRECT Sorry! TRY AGAIN! Go back to question
Question 2: What dance style is this video of? A Jazz B C Modern Ballet Do you know the answer? http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=NRtiKMSbQc8
You got it! A Jazz is CORRECT! Great Job!! Now click home to learn about Modern dance!!
Sorry! B Modern is INCORRECT Try again!! Go back to question
Sorry! C Ballet is INCORRECT Go back to question Try again!!
Now lets learn about the world of modern dance!
Modern dance is opposite of ballet and jazz. Modern dance is a way of self expression through dance. Instead of following a set of dance steps, modern dancers interpret their own dance styles and moves.
Modern dance began in America in the 20 th century. Three important famous modern dancers were: Marthah Graham, Isadora Duncan, and Doris Humphrey. They were all dancers of the 1930s and they all introduced modern dance. The movements of breathing and walking influenced there modern dancing.
Here is Martha Graham dancing!
Here is Doris Humphrey dancing!
Here is Isadora Duncan dancing!
Stag Leap- It is a jump where both legs are straight and split in the air, but the right leg bends out in front when you are leaping. Stag Turn- Standing on one foot that is bent, and the other leg is behind the body and bent while the dancer is doing a full turn. Flat back- the feet are in second position and feet are turned out as the upper body is bent forward and making a flat back.
Modern dancers where many types of costumes depending on the theme of the dance. Modern dancers dance barefoot. Examples of costumes:
Here is a video of Isadora Duncan! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq2 GgIMM060
Question 1: Which of the following is a modern dance step? A Pirouette B C Stag Leap Jazz Run Do you know the answer?
Sorry! A Pirouette is NOT correct Try Again ! Go back to question
You got it! B Stag Leap is CORRECT! Youre Smart! Move on to next question
Sorry! C Jazz Run is NOT correct Try Again! Go back to question
Question 2: What is the name of this modern dancer? A B C Isadora Duncan Martha Graham Doris Humphrey Do you know the answer?
You Got It!! A Isadora Duncan is Correct! Great Job!! Now Click the home button to take the quiz!
Sorry!! B Martha Graham is NOT Correct! Try Again!! Go back to question
Sorry! C Doris Humphrey is NOT correct! Try Again! Go back to question
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Question 1: When did ballet begin? A 1500 A.D B C 1200 A.D 1400 A.D Do you know the answer?
You got it! A 1500 A.D is CORRECT ! Great Thinking! Move on to next question
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Question 2: Which dance form began in Africa? A B C Jazz Ballet Modern Do you know the answer?
You got it! A Jazz is CORRECT! Youre doing Great! Move on to next question
Sorry! B Ballet is NOT Correct Go back to question Try Again!
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Question 3: Which of the following is a Jazz step? A B C Jazz Walk Pli Flat Back
You got it! A Jazz Walk is CORRECT!! Youre so Smart! Move on to next question
Sorry! B Pli is NOT Correct Try Again! Go back to question
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Question 4: What is the name of this modern dancer? A B C Martha Graham Isadora Duncan Doris Humphrey Do you know the answer?
You got it! A Martha Graham is CORRECT Great Job !! Move on to next question
Sorry! B Isadora Duncan is NOT Correct Try Again ! Go back to question
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Question 5: Which step is a modern step? A B C Stag Leap Pli Jazz Run Do you know the answer?
You got it! A Stag Leap is CORRECT!! Great Job ! Move on to next question
Sorry! B Pli is NOT Correct Go back to question Try Again!
Sorry! C Jazz Run is NOT Correct Go back to question Try Again!
Question 6: Which dance style does this picture belong to? A B C Ballet Modern Jazz Youve got this!
You got it! A Ballet is CORRECT!! Great Job! Move on to next question
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Question 7: It is true that modern dancers dance with dance shoes on. TrueFalse Youve got this!
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Question 8: Isadora Duncan was a famous jazz dancer. TrueFalse Youve got this!
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