How is dance related to maths?
Dance requires the use of some mathematical terms
and topics , especially when dealing with…
● Music and rhythm;
● Movements executed;
● Spatial organization;
Music and Rhythm
Dancers must constantly be counting their steps in
order to keep time with the music. If they miss a beat, they
will no longer be synchronized with the other dancers.
Dancers form angles, lines and simple shapes with
their arms and legs such as circles, triangles as well as
more complex shapes.
Dancers need to focus on the angles to make correct
Dancers use their bodies to create straight and
For example in Ballet, dancers create circles while
executing pirouette and rond jambe.
In order to maximize dance space and make it possible
for all dancers to be seen, in dance we use different types
of geometrical formations:
● Parallel lines;
Our body is a representation of symmetry.
It helps dancers balance.
Dancers are constantly moving their bodies across the
stage so that it reflects the same pattern.