Modern

By: Vy'Shonne & Zariah 😈💋✴🌠🎈

Vocabulary

Contraction - rounding of back created by use of abdominal muscles

Laterals - stretching to side with arms extended in parallel position overhead

Monkey Jump - jump done with legs extended to floor and body contracted over

Prances - like a trotting horse by stepping alternately on each foot and lifting the free leg with the knee bent

Saut de Chat - leap done by developing the first leg through passé then jumping to it

Sauté Arabesque - jump done in an arabesque position

Suspension Roll - exercise done by starting up on the knees, pressing weight through the hips to one side until you finally sit on hip and roll to other side

Tabletop - position of the body on one leg with other leg extended behind at a 90 degree angle with back and head in line with the leg

Tredding - exercise in which you alternate feet rolling through each foot from a flat foot to a pointed foot without the foot leaving the floor

Triplet- made up of three steps on alternating feet. The knee is bent slightly on the first step, then the next steps are with straight legs on the balls of the feet. Down,
Latch (Sam Smith) - contemporary dance choreography
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Modern History

Modern dance flourished in areas that lack strong ballet traditions, such as in the United States where ballet companies were imported from Europe. Although modern dances originated in Europe, by1930 the united states had become the center for dance experimentation.