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Where did she move at the age of 14? Santabarbara
She attended what school of arts where she met her idol Denishawn
She was the first woman to dance where? thewhitehouse
Her technique that resembeled breathing was called? contractandrelease
Modern dance was performed without any _______ on. shoes
Movements in modern dance were sharp and ________ jagged
Where was Martha born? AlleghenyCity
This is a more structured style of dance ballet
The part of the shoe that dancers stand on is called what? thebox
Iconic choreographer of modern dance MarthaGraham
First dancer performer she ever saw ruthstdenis
A style of free and excessive movement moderndance
What is the shoe called that dancers where in ballet? pointeshoes

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Modern Dance History Crossword

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Doris Humphrey is student of ____ Denishawn
Lester Horton is student of _____ Denishawn
Martha Graham is student of ____ Denishawn
Founder of AAADT which showcased African-American talent Ailey
Paul Taylor is student of _____ Graham
Home of Modern Dance Unitedstates
Inducted in National Museum of Dance's Hall of Fame Jose Limon
Experimented with chance dance Cunningham
Creator of the Fall and Recovery technique Humphrey
Developed technique that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater teaches Horton
Alvin Ailey is student of _____ Horton
Where was Modern dance most popular Europe
Jose Limon is student of _____ Humphrey
Known for his combination of ballet and gesture Taylor
"The Mother of Modern Dance" Duncan
Co-founded the dance company Denishawn with Ted Shawn Denis
Merce Cunningham is student of _____ Graham
Modern dance is the rejection of ballet and ______ Vaudeville
Modern dance is referred to as ___ Experimental
Identified new movement system Contraction and Release Graham
Founded all-male company and Jacob's Pillow dance school Shawn

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Styles Of Dance! Crossword

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Dancers, usually accompanied by music, tell a story or express a mood through their movements. It is characterized by light, graceful movements and the use of pointe shoes with reinforced toes Ballet
Can be another term for folk dance, or sometimes even for ceremonial dance Traditional
A ballroom dance in triple time (3/4) performed by a couple, who turn rhythmically round and round as they progress around the dance floor. Waltz
A style of dance highly dependent on disco music.One classic dance is the Hustle, as seen in "Saturday Night Fever." Disco
A popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. This dance form is an example of a partnered ballroom dance. Salsa
The process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through time, levels, shape and dynamics. Improvisation
A style of funk dance, which is today also associated with hip hop. The name is based on the concept of freezing from a fast movement and "locking" in a certain position, holding that position for a short while and then continuing in the same speed as before. Locking
A dance style, or a group of dances, originating from Harlem, New York with Afro-American Roots. The feeling of the dance is "swinging", as it developed to the swing style of jazz music from the 1920s to the 1940s or 50s. Swing
The dance-form used in the Indian films. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles include belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, Western popular and modern jazz. Bollywood
A smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is danced to big band (usually vocal) music. The dance is similar in its look to waltz, although the rhythm is in a 4/4. Foxtrot
A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary
A partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world. Early this style was known as tango criollo (Creole tango). Tango
One of the street dance styles that based on the quick muscle contraction techniques to blend into various poses and it’s often integrated with Robot, Waving and Tutting. Popping
The steps and essential style of this type of dancing, originated from dances of Africans brought to the America as slaves. Originally, the term for this style of dance encompassed any dance done to jazz music. Jazz
A style of acrobatic dancing originating in the mid-1970s, often performed to rap music usually by teenage males in the streets, and characterized by intricate footwork, pantomime, spinning headstands, tumbling, and elaborate improvised virtuosic movements. Breaking
A fast ballroom dance of Latin American origin, similar to the mambo, that follows a rhythmic pattern based upon a quick three-step movement. Cha Cha
A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels. Tap

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Modern Dance Word Search

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art
ballet
bare feet
breath
choreographic
control
expression
free style
freedom
imagination
love
lyrical
modernist
motion
performance
quick
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stage
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Ms.Patterson Dance Crossword

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What was Twyla Tharps' mom's name? Lecile
Katherine Dunham attended University of _______? Chicago
Paul Taylor's birthday is what month? July
Debbie Allen starred in this famous show that has to do with doctors. Greys Anatomy
This quote is famous by who? "Great dancers are not great by there techniques they are great because of there passion" Martha Graham
In what city of California did Twyla move to? Rialto
Katherine formed in the dance company called? Ballet Negre
Debbie Allen was a judge on this very well known dance show called ? (note; the answer is abbreviated) SYTYCD
In what state did Martha Graham establish her dance company ? New York
Paul Taylor went too this very high musical college called? Julliard
What tv special earned Tharp two Emmy awards? Baryshnikov
The Kennedy Center Honor's were given to? Katherine Dunham
This choreographer died on April 1st in 1991. Martha Graham
What the other name for Graham technique? cornerstone
Paul Taylor is an American_________?( hint: it has to do with an instrument) Saxophonist
How many kids did Katherine Graham have ? four
How old is Twyla Tharp as of right now? (hint: spell it out ) seventy-five
Who created this quote? "Art is the only way run away without leaving home" Twyla Tharp
Who created this quote? "If dance wasn't my life, it wouldn't be worth living " Paul Taylor
What is Twyla's son name? Jesse

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All About Dance Word Search

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african
alignment
Arrangement
ballet
barre
battement
butterfly position
cannon
choreographer
composition
contract
Dance Culture
dance elements
dance style
extension
feedback
improvisation
isolation
jazz
male dancer
modern
music
parallel position
performance
phrasing
plie'
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Modern History Crossword

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When did modern start? 1900s
Modern was a rejection of what? ballet
Modern was a rejection of what? vaudeville
Who is the mother of modern dance? Isadora Duncan
What does Isadora Duncan dance in? Toga
What place loved what Isadora Duncan did? Europe
Who loved Eastern and Asian culture? Ruth St. Denis
Who married Ruth St. Denis? Ted Shawn
Name a modern characteristic no set curriculum
Name a modern characterisitc no particular costume
When was the first phase? Late 1800s Early 1900s
Who founded free dance? Isador Duncan
Who found the first Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance? Martha Graham
Martha Graham develooped what principle? contract and release
Aaron Copland compsed the music for which Martha Graham dance? Appalachian Springs
Doris Humphrey created what principle? Fall and Recovery
Who contributed to the creation of the Humphrey-Weidman school? Doris Humphrey
Who contributed to the creation of the Humphrey-Weidman school? Charles Weidman
Charles Wiedman was know for abstract.... rhythmic pantomine
Who trained in Germany, but then turned her attention to broadway? Hanya Holm
How many hits were cheographed by Hanya Holm? 11
What is one of the Wigman School of Dance techniques? silence
What are 2 of the Wigman School of Dance techniques? mask and tribal
What were the students of the BIG FOUR called? The Second Generation
Who is the founder of Limon Company? Jose Limon
Where is Jose Limon from? Mexico
What said that any movement was dance? Postmodernism
When did Postmodernism happen? 1960s-1970s
Who did "chance dance"? Merce Cunningham
One of the characteristics of the Cunningham technique is.... non-linear
One of the characteristics of the Cunngingham technique is... non-climactic

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Ms.Patterson Dance Crossword

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What's Twyla Tharps mom's name? Lucille
Went to University of ________? Chicago
Paul Taylor's birthday is what month? July
Debbie Allen stared in a popular show that has to do with doctors? Greys Anatomy
This quote is famous by who? "Great dancers are not great because of there technique they are great because of there passion" Martha Graham
What city in California did Twyla Tharp move to? Rialto
Martha Graham produced what type film? two-color
In what other country did Katherine Dunham theater program "Tropics and le jazz hot " become famous in? Canada
What was Twyla's Tharp dance company called? Twyla Tharp Dance
Paul Taylor went to one of the top musical colleges named? Julliard
Debbie Allen was a judge on this dance show called?(note; it's abbreviated) SYTYCD
Katherine Dunham formed in this dance company in the 1930's called? Ballet Negre

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Modern Dance Terms Word Search

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BARE FOOT
JOSE LIMON
ISADORA DUNCAN
MARTHA GRAHAM
FINGER FLICK
ROLLS
RELEASE
CONTRACT
RISE
RECOVERY
FALL
CHASSE
LEAPS
RELEVE
LEG SWINGS
GALLOP
KNEELING HINGE
LUNGES
TRIPLET
PIROUTTE
PAS DE BOUREE
DRAGS
INVERTED PUSH UP

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Famous People in Ballet History Crossword

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In 2015, she became ABT's first African-American principal dancer Misty Copeland
He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2000 by the United States' Congress Mikhail Baryshnikov
This Austrailian danseur was passionate about the works of choreographer Marius Petipa and attempted to revive the 19th century ballet works Rudolf Nueryev
Founder of a world-renowned ballet school and dance company in 1954. Robert Joffery
This ballet dancer turned choreographer is world famous for her television and Broadway dances Twyla Tharp
Though not ideally shaped for ballet in the 1890's, pushed herself to be one of the greatest in ballet history with a renowned version of Dying Swan Anna Pavlova
This revolutionary changed modern dance and was the first dancer to ever perform at the White House Martha Graham
This ballet dancer is nicknames the tsarina (or ruler) or dance in Russia. Svetlana Zakharova
Responsible for shortening the skirts in ballet so people could see the fancy footwork Marie Anne Cupis De Camargo
Made pointework popular in the 1800's while dancing La Sylphide Marie Taglioni
Famous choreographer to produce more than 60 ballets Marius Petipa
Eliminated large hoop skirts, wigs, and heels from ballet completely Jean Georges Noverre
World-renowned contemporary ballet choreographer, one of his most famous being Jewels George Balanchine
Extremely passionate about dance and helped develop ballet as a performance-focused art King Louis XIV of France
Codefied the five basic positions of ballet and director of Académie Royale de Danse Pierre Beauchamp
Currently the resident choreographer at Ballet West Nicolo Fonte
One of the male principal dancers currently at Ballet West and has been since 1999 Christopher Ruud
The current artistic director of Ballet West, partially known for revamping Mr. C's The Nutcracker in sets and costuming Adam Sklute
One of the current principal female artists at Ballet West, dancing with the company since 2011 Beckanne Sisk

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dance terms Word Search

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flap
shuffle
attitude
dancer
shake
hips
arabesque
ballet
barre
buffalo
chasse
curtsy
dance
Ellie
frappe
glissade
jazz
jazz square
Kaylauna
kimbo
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Mallory
maxi 4
plie
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tendu
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