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Ask the Dance/PE Expert
Ask the Dance/PE Expert Below is a list of all of the Secondary Dance and PE questions submitted to our experts. Use the search to see if your question has already been asked. If not click on the submit button to send in your question to our experts from Birmingham Royal Ballet, Dance Exchange and Sampad.
There are 18 FAQs at this time. Showing FAQs 11 to 15.
What is an arabesque?

An arabesque is a position a dancer makes when he or she stands on one leg, with the other leg stretched into the air behind them. The arms of the dancer are also stretched into different shapes.

Arabesque is a French word meaning...

How can dancers spin so quickly?

A spin or turn looks very different depending on the dance style, for example in ballet you spin on their toes but in kathak  you turn on the heel of the foot. One thing that is essential to a turn, in whichever style you are...

What is the most important thing I need to concentrate on when choreographing my dance?

This is a very complex question! There are so many starting points and choreographic devices to use when making your own dance. From a personal point of you, I think it is important to have a theme or idea that inspires your dance. A...

How long does it take to make a ballet?

It takes the choreographer (the person who makes the dance) anything from a few months to many years to make a ballet. The idea for a piece of work might be in the choreographers mind but finding the right piece of music the money to ...

What is South Asian Dance?

*South Asia refers to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

There are 7 classical dance forms, which originate from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. These are Bharatanatyam, Odissi,...

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