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Arts and culture

Grade 4

Creating, interpreting and performing

Module 23

Dance: warming-up

Warming up

Before you can attempt any of the activities you must warm up your body. The warm-up reduces the risk of injury and will make the dances easier to do.

Activity 1

To warm up and develop skill [lo 1.1]

  • It will be easier and more fun if you do the warm-up with music. Choose music that is not too fast.

Preparation - stand with feet a hip-width apart, feet facing forward, arms down.

  • It is important to keep your body alignment in order to isolate the specific muscles that are being warmed up.
  • Correct body alignment will prevent injuries.
  • Only move the prescribed body parts and muscles.

Breathing exercise

  • Breathe through the nose for four counts and gradually lift the arms sideways.
  • Stretch your spine.
  • Breathe out through your mouth for four counts while gradually lowering your arms.
  • Repeat breathing exercise.
  • Stand with feet hip-width apart – knees slightly bent – arms down at the sides

Head- and neck isolations

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, feet pointing forward, arms down at sides
  • Head: drop down, up, side to side (repeat eight times).
  • Make half circles with your head from right to left, then left to right (repeat eight times).
  • Do not move any other part of your body.
  • Keep feet firmly on the floor.
  • Do not lock your knees.

Shoulder isolations

  • Raise right shoulder, then left shoulder alternately (repeat eight times).
  • Rotate right shoulder, then left shoulder alternately (repeat eight times).
  • Combine head and shoulder movements:
  • head up, down, right, left, rotate
  • shoulders up, down, rotate
  • repeat eight times
  • Keep the rest of the body still.
  • Try to lift the shoulders as high as possible in order for the stretch to be effective.
  • Do not move your head; keep your head facing forward.

Arm warm-up

  • Preparation: stand with feet hip-width apart – arms down at the side – do not lock your knees – shoulders square – pull abdominal muscles in – pull buttocks in.
  • We will only warm up the arms – do not move any other part of your body.
  • Control the movement of your arms.
  • Raise straight arms to the side – shoulder height – and drop arms down – repeat eight times.
  • Raise straight arms to the front – shoulder height – drop arms down – repeat eight times.
  • Combine arm raises – repeat eight times.

  • Bend arms at the elbow – forward - and drop – repeat eight times.
  • Lift arms up forward – bend arms at the elbow and straighten arms – repeat eight times.
  • Combine arm movements.

Upper body warm-up

  • Preparation: stand up straight – arms to the side – knees slightly bent – abdominal muscles in – buttocks in
  • Make sure your hips are facing forward.
  • Do not move your legs and hips.
  • Keep feet firmly on the floor.
  • Bend your upper body to the right side – facing forward – repeat eight times.
  • Bend your upper body to the left side – facing forward – repeat eight times.
  • Swing your upper body from the right to the left – starting upright and moving downwards in a semi-circle and ending left upright – repeat eight times.
  • Control your swings.
  • Keep your balance.

Questions & Answers

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RAW Reply
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yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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What is STMs full form?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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Stoney Reply
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Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
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Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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Damian Reply
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