As an element of dance it encompasses:

  • body awareness—this centres on consciousness of the body in space including body shapes, body bases, body parts, body zones, locomotor and non-locomotor movements
  • body bases—the body parts that support the rest of the body e.g. when standing the feet are the body base
  • body parts—legs, arms, head torso, hands, feet
  • body activity—weight transference, travelling, turning, rising, falling
  • body shapes—curved, straight, open, closed, symmetrical,   asymmetrical
  • body zones—body areas of right side, left side (sagittal plane), front, back (frontal or coronal plane), upper half, lower half (traverse plane).