Terminology in Ten :: Music and Dance Terminology :: Ball Beat through Bells
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In this set : Ball Beat through Bells
Ball Beat : A dropping of the ball of the foot.
Ball Change : A changing of the weight on the balls of the feet from one foot to the other ; executed forward, to the side, or on place.
Ball Tap : Same as Tap Ball.
Bandy Turn : Same as Bandy Twist.
Bandy Twist : A basic movement originated by Jim Bandy, a dancer of the vaudeville days.
Bar : In common usage, a measure of music.
Barre : Originally intended for ballet exercises but is used extensively in modern jazz classes, character dancing and in some instances, tap classes.
Barrel Roll (or turn) : A complete turn of the body with the arms extended in a windmill fashion.
Beat : The regularly recurring and periodically accented pulse or throb which constitutes the unit of measurement in all measured music ; tempo.
Bells : A clicking of heels together while in the air .