Terminology in Ten :: Music and Dance Terminology :: Accelerando through Back-Front
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In this set : Accelerando through Back-Front
Accelerando : A gradual increasing of speed or tempo on music.
Accent : A stress or special emphasis on a sound. The primary accent in music refers to the first beat of each measure.
Active Foot : The free or working foot with the weight on the opposite or supporting foot.
Ad Lib : To dance as one wishes without regard to a set pattern of movements – to improvise.
Allegro : A musical term which means quick or lively.
Arsis : Weak beat, or the unaccounted part of a measure of music.
Back Flap : Same as the more commonly used term ” back brush step.”
Back Flap, Heel Drop : Same as the more commonly used term “back brush step, heel drop.”
Balance ‘ : A basic ballet movement swaying from one foot to the other.
Back – Front : Same as a ball change.