In P.E we just finished the dance unit. The main part of this unit was 2 things. Adapting Oppa gangnam style and the Dinner table dance.
For adapting Oppa gangnam style,I was paired up with Alex.The moves that we preformed were mostly created by myself but Alex gave me some idea’s of the moves. It was pretty easy for me to create the moves because I just had to think of a move similar to the actual move. At first when planning with Alex we watched several clips on different types of dance moves and we were deciding on the moves but in the performance we didn’t use much of the moves we saw on the clips.
I think our group working skills were so so because my partner got a little distracted on other things but when I called him back he does the work pretty well. So we couldn’t think of a move at the first few classes although we watched some video’s about dance moves. I think the video’s that we watched were a bit difficult for us but we practiced hard so I think it was ok.
In this unit we also did a dance called dinner table dance. Which you dance around the dinner table. For the dinner table dance our class split up into 2 groups and had to perform as a group. I thought of some of the moves but that got a little adapted and changed into another move with my group members suggestions. We made most of our moves by telling suggestions at each other so we made most of the moves together.
My group working skills were good because I focused on it and listened to people’s idea’s.While we were making the dance moves, some of the members got distracted by the other group’s people so we had to bring them back every time they got distracted and if someone lost track of what we were doing I told them what we were doing to get back on track.We all worked cooperatively and worked hard at this dance.
What makes a good performance?
We talked about what makes a good during this unit and if I were to rank the top 3 it will be.
I thought quality was first because if the quality is bad the audience will not enjoy it and when we look at it we would not feel like we accomplished something and I think we will feel a bit disappointed because it is not the quality we were planning.Also if the quality is bad it will not seem like you didn’t put in much effort in the dance so that does not impress anybody.
I thought synchronization was second because if there was no synchronization, it will look unorganized and it will look like we don’t know what we are supposed to do and if it is not synchronized it will not look good which is similar to quality.
Creativity came third because you need creativity to make a dance move interesting but sometimes it does not turn out good but if there is no creativity, the moves will be really plane and simple so there will be not much enthusiasm in the dance so I think creativity is important.
We adressed these qualities by telling each other what we think must be improved and suggest new idea’s that you want to put in the dance. Also checking the steps carefully and accurately to make it in good quality. Sometimes we argued about what we should put in the dance but that is not a really bad thing because if we settle the argument dowm we can calmly choose which idea’s are good and that can lead to a better performance.
In this unit I learned a lot about dance and since it was my first time I had a dance unit I really enjoyed the process of making a dance move all by ourselves.