character dance


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character dance

n.
1. A dance that represents a particular character, especially in ballet.
2. A characteristic national dance such as the habañera or polka.

character dancing n.
character dancer n.
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As a student at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, American Ballet Theatre soloist Christine Shevchenko's first experience with character dance was learning the Paquita harp variation.
The show, which was staged on two nights, included ballet, tap, modern and character dance and song and dance.
"After that, the dancing would begin and as well as ballet, we would also have classes in character dance, historical dance and national dance.We would also have classes where we would dance sections from different ballets.
The current curriculum for dance students includes Ballet Technique, Pointe Work, Centre Work, Repertoire, Das de Deux, Jazz, Character Dance and Historical Dance.
Imagine that a character dance teacher is establishing a new curriculum for her growing dance school.
"If the audience don't remember all the healthy eating and food hygiene tips mentioned through the character dance offs, then they certainly won't be able to stop singing the messages that are highlighted in the show rap.
He met Vladimir Kolesnikov, a character dance teacher, who let him sneak into his professional classes.
In the meantime, the pupil of Heart of England School in Balsall Common is perfecting her czardas, a character dance she will be performing in the production.
said Thursday it has devised software that can make an animated character dance on a computer screen while expressing 22 different emotions depending on the tone and rhythm of music played by the computer.
For this ballet, the dancers are called upon to employ their talents through not just classical ballet, but also through character dance, mime, and theatre acting.