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The Best Green Tea Picking Experience in Japan!

The Best Green Tea Picking Experience in Japan! Are you ready for the best green tea picking experience in Japan? Get ready to write this on your bucket list, as this will be an experience that you won’t forget!  But how can we say with confidence that Kuraya Narusawa’s green tea picking experience truly is …

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Atami Akao Herb and Rose Garden – A Ghibli Lover’s Dream!

Atami Akao Herb and Rose Garden – A Ghibli Lover’s Dream! “Garden Cubby House” by Cheryl Sakurai  Atami Akao Herb and Rose Garden is nestled in the humble mountains that hug the beautiful Atami shore. It transports you to a world that feels like something straight out of a magical Ghibli film.  It’s the perfect …

Make Your Own Dance (Dance Choreography)

Our Top 5 Modern Dance Props!

Our Top 5 Modern Dance Props! Here are our top 5 modern dance props! These all come with video examples to bring you just the right amount of inspiration to create your next original dance!  #1 Projectors (Projection Mapping) Projectors aren’t just used for movies, light-ups, and presentations! Take your dance to a whole new …

Make Your Own Dance (Dance Choreography)

Dance Choreography Glossary & Example Photos

Dance Choreography Glossary & Example Photos This glossary has been carefully designed to visually guide you through various dance terminology with the use of photos. Feel free to share our guide with any fellow dance lovers or dance students!  Motif A core movement, short movement phrase, or gesture that often embodies the primary theme or …

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The 6 Movement Dynamics of Dance

The 6 Movement Dynamics of Dance Dynamics simply refer to the manner in which you dance. It is how smooth or sharp your movement is. It is the varying degrees of tension and tempo.  The six types of movement include: Swing: Swinging movements give in to gravity and move through the air in an arc. …

Lifestyle, Make Your Own Dance (Dance Choreography)

Choreographic Devices with Photo Examples

Choreographic Devices with Photo Examples Mix up your movements using these choreographic devices and it will be almost impossible to run out of ideas when creating your dance!  1) Retrograde – perform it backwards, like a movie running from the end to the start.  A simple example of retrograde would be walking three steps forward …

Lifestyle, Make Your Own Dance (Dance Choreography)

Elements of Dance

 Elements of Dance The three major elements of dance are space, shape, and time.  Some dance choreographers further divide up some of these elements to create an additional one or two elements, but to keep it simple, we’ll stick with the three. Change up these elements of dance to bring variety into your dances! SPACE …

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Types of Dance Movements

  Types of Dance Movements There are two major types of movements in dancing: Locomotor movements (traveling movements) – movements where the body travels through space from one location to another. Locomotor movements primarily use the feet for support however, the body can travel on other parts such as the hands and feet. Non-locomotor movements …