Let's explore the 6 principles of dance a little further...
This is moving from Point A to Point B - or moving from one spot, travelling around the room and coming back to the same spot. You can travel by walking, skipping or do a little dance move from A to B.
Turning is very simple - it's literally a change of direction. It could be as simple as turning from the front to the side, or it could be spinning; as long as there is a directional change - that's turning!
3. Jumping and Leaping
With this move, you have to leave the ground - this could involve jumping with two feet and landing on two feet, OR jumping with two feet and landing on one foot, OR jumping with one foot and landing on two feet. Or you could leap from one foot to one foot.
4. Balance and Stillness
Stillness is when you act like a statue or a photograph - this can be a lovely way to end a performance with everyone absolutely still and not moving! Balance is slightly different - it's when you are unstable and wobbly - you have to work really hard not to fall over. Remember, you can balance on lots of different body parts - not just your feet.
Add different levels into your performances - you can be stretched up high, mid-level, or very low to the ground. You can even be down on the floor - this is a lovely way to add a layer of interest into your routine.
This is when you use gestures with your body to show the character, the scene, or the story. For example, if you're doing a Bollywood routine, you can make your dance come alive with hand movements. Or if you're a Roman Gladiator, you can think about how your movements and gestures need to be strong and powerful.