Terminalogy

Musical Theatre: a dance style that combines dance, song, acting and spoken dialogue
Ballet: a dance style based on formalized positions and movements of the feet, arms and body enabling the dancer to move with the greatest possible speed, control and grace
Hip Hop: a dance style generally performed in crews that is often referred to as “street style”
Modern: a free expressive style of dance started in the 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet
Acrobatics: a dance style that combines dance styles with tumbling and balancing
Contemporary: a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several genres
Jazz: a dance style with formalized positions and movements of the feet, arms and body that enables a dancer to show their individual style and originality
Lyrical: A dance style that combines 2 other styles and generally expresses the theme of the dance through the song and movement
Tap: A dance style characterized by the rhythmical sounds of the toes and heels

Plie: to fold
Tendu: to stretch
Eleve: to elevate
Passe: to pass
En Croix: in the shape of a cross
Spotting: moving the head from shoulder to shoulder while focusing the eyes on one thing during turning to prevent getting dizzy VISUAL FOCUS

Horizontal: steps that travel left to right
Vertical: steps that travel up and down
Diagonal: steps that travel from an upstage corner to the opposite downstage corner

High Level: standing or jumping steps
Middle Level: crouching or sitting up on knees step
Low Level: sitting or laying down steps

Locomotor Movement: movement that travels from one point to another point
Non-Locomotor Movement: movement that does not travel

Improvisation: spontaneous movement or movement that does not travel
Isolation: moving on one part of the body at a time

Elements of Dance: Body, Action, Space, Time, Energy

Turned out positions of the feet: first, second, third, fourth, fifth