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# Maths and dance

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### Maths and dance

1. 1. Maths and Dance Comenius group “Why Maths?”
2. 2. How is dance related to maths? Dance requires the use of some mathematical terms and topics , especially when dealing with… ● Music and rhythm; ● Shapes; ● Movements executed; ● Spatial organization; ● Symmetry.
3. 3. 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.
4. 4. Shapes Dancers form angles, lines and simple shapes with their arms and legs such as circles, triangles as well as more complex shapes.
5. 5. ● Angles Dancers need to focus on the angles to make correct shapes.
6. 6. ● Lines Dancers use their bodies to create straight and curved lines.
7. 7. Movements executed For example in Ballet, dancers create circles while executing pirouette and rond jambe.
8. 8. Spatial organization 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; ● Circles; ● Squares.
9. 9. Symmetry Our body is a representation of symmetry. It helps dancers balance.
10. 10. Dancers are constantly moving their bodies across the stage so that it reflects the same pattern.