The area where the body moves; including level, dimension (3D and 4D), direction (up, down, left, right, forward, backward, diagonal), active space (the meaning the space takes through the dance), positive space (the space the dancer occupies), negative space (space outside the positive space), pathways (creation of shapes through the space), personal (area around the dancer’s body), performance space (the area designated for the dance performance).
The practice of selecting and executing movement safely. The focus is on providing dance activities and exercises which allows students to participate without risk of injury. All dance movement should be performed relevant to an individual’s body type and capabilities. Safe dance practices also include emotional safe spaces where individuals are able to take creative risks in a supportive learning environment.
see visual arts elements.