Musical Theatre  

Learning Guide 2

  • Students will discuss and demonstrate basic dance terms 

Musical Theatre 

Learning Guide 2 

Key Vocabulary 

  • Choreography - a term used to describe the actual steps, groupings and patterns of a ballet or dance composition.

Feet Positions -

  •  Turned out - toes slightly pointing out heals touching. 

  •  First position - The feet are aligned and touching heel to heel, making as nearly a straight alignment as possible. The knees are also touching with legs straightened

  • Second position - The feet are aligned as in first position, but with heels spaced approximately twelve inches apart.

  • Third position - One foot is placed in front of the other so that the heel of the front foot is near the arch of the back foot.

  • Fourth position - one foot is placed twelve inches in front of the other, the heel of the front foot is aligned with the toe of the back foot.

  • Fifth position - One foot is placed in front of, and in contact with the other, with the heel of one foot aligned with the toe of the other foot.

 

 

Questions

  • How is dance used in Musical Theatre?
  • Why is it important to warm up our bodies?
  • Students will demonstrate and understand arm and foot positions

Dance 

Musical Theatre 

Learning Guide 2 

Questions

  • What are the parts of the vocal instrument?
  • Why is it important to warm up our voices?
  • How can we take care of our voices?

Learning Targets

  • Students will be able to demonstrate and produce the correct mouth shape srequired to produce proper vowel and consonant sounds
  • Students will be able to understand how to produce a proper tone resulting from proper Vowel shapes
  • Students will understand how to produce a proper tone resulting from correct seating and standing posture.
  • Students will understand how to produce a proper tone resulting from correct breath support.

Vocal 

Breathe Support - in singing, efficient and

appropriate use of the breath stream for phonation

Questions

  • How is drama used in Musical Theatre?
  • What are the parts of the stage? 

Musical Theatre 

Learning Guide 2 

Learning Targets

  • Students will be able to demonstrate and name the parts of the stage.

Drama