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Unit 10 :
Let’s learn about the different vocabulary of dancing.
1. dancer /ˈdæn.sɚ/ |
someone who dances either as a job or for pleasure
I never knew you were such a good dancer.
2. step /step/ |
to move by lifting your foot and putting it down in a different place, or to put your foot on or in something
the act of lifting one foot and putting it down on a different part of the ground, such as when you walk or run
Ow, you stepped on my foot!
3. movement /ˈmuːv.mənt/
a change of position
He made a sudden movement and frightened the bird away.
to walk on your toes with the heel of your foot lifted off the ground, especially in order not to make a noise
The children stood on tiptoe in order to pick the apples from the tree.
5. leap /liːp/
to make a large jump or sudden movement, usually from one place to another
a large jump or sudden movement
He leaped out of his car and ran towards the house.
6. lift /lɪft/
to move something from a lower to a higher position
She lifted the cigarette (up) to her lips.
7. twirl /twɝːl/
to (cause to) give a sudden quick turn or set of turns in a circle
She danced and twirled across the room.
8. wiggle /ˈwɪɡ.əl/
to (cause to) move up and down and/or from side to side with small, quick movements
a small, quick movement up and down and/or from side to side
Her hips wiggle as she walks.
9. hop /hɑːp/
to jump on one foot or to move about in this way
a short jump by a person on one foot, or by a small animal, bird, or insect on all or two of its feet at the same time
I tried to hop on my good foot while holding onto Jim.
10. kick /kɪk/
to hit someone or something with the foot, or to move the feet and legs suddenly and violently
He gave the ball a good kick.
Match the correct meaning to each vocabulary.
1. hop __ 2. step __ 3. twirl __ 4. tiptoe __ 5. wiggle __
a. to (cause to) move up and down and/or from side to side with small, quick movements
b. to move by lifting your foot and putting it down in a different place, or to put your foot on or in something
c. to jump on one foot or to move about in this way
d. to walk on your toes with the heel of your foot lifted off the ground, especially in order not to make a noise
e. to (cause to) give a sudden quick turn or set of turns in a circle
11. bend /bend/
to move your body or part of your body so that it is not straight
Now, bend forward/over and touch your toes!
to move quickly and suddenly towards a particular place
I sprang out of bed to answer the door.
13. ballet /bælˈeɪ/
a type of dancing where carefully organized movements tell a story or express an idea or a theatre work that uses this type of dancing
a ballet dancer
14. tap dancing/ˈtæp ˌdæn.sɪŋ/
a type of dance in which the rhythm is kept by the noise of the dancer’s shoes on the floor
I took tap classes as well as ballet.
15. belly dance /ˈbel.i ˌdæns/
a dance originally from Western Asia in which a woman moves her hips and stomach
16. cha-cha /ˈtʃɑː.tʃɑː/
an energetic modern dance, originally from South America, involving small fast steps and movement of the bottom from side to side, or a piece of music written for this dance
17. samba /ˈsæm.bə/
an energetic dance originally from Brazil, or music for dancing this dance
18. rumba /ˈrʌm.bə/
a type of dancing, originally from Cuba, or the music for this
19. tango /ˈtæŋ.ɡoʊ/|
an energetic dance from South America for two people, or the music for this dance
20. modern dance/ˌmɑː.dɚn ˈdæns/
a style of dance, usually performed in a theatre, that expresses emotions and does not have many rules about the dancer’s movements
21. waltz /wɑːls/
a formal dance in which two people holding each other move around a large room, turning as they go, or a piece of music with three beats in a bar written for this style of dancing
a fast dance, originally performed in France in the 19th century, in which a row of women on a stage kick their legs high and lift their skirts
a traditional dance from Hawaii, performed by dancers wearing grass skirts
24. country dance/ˌkʌn.tri ˈdæns/
a traditional dance for several pairs of male and female dancers who are arranged in circles, squares, or long rows
25. polka /ˈpoʊl.kə/
a fast, active dance that was popular in the 19th century, or a piece of music that can be used for this dance
a form of entertainment in which a performer takes off his or her clothes in a way that is sexually exciting to the people who are watching
a striptease club/artist 脫衣舞夜總會／表演者
27. kabuki /kəˈbuː.ki/
a type of Japanese theater that uses only male actors, who perform in a traditional and artificial manner
a fast dance that was very popular with young people in the 1940s and 1950s
a dance with a lot of quick steps, or a piece of music for this
30. street dance/ˈstriːt ˌdæns/
an informal style of dancing with energetic movements, that was developed outside in the street or in nightclubs; one of the different forms of this style of dancing
Describe to your tutor what you see in this pictures.