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Module Two Post Two (The Mathematics of Dance)


This website talked about several different kinds of math involved in ballet however since I narrowed my topic to symmetry and ballet I only focused on the symmetry portion of the website. This website talked about both symmetry and asymmetry. It explained that if something has symmetry then it can be rotated, shifted, or reflected and still end up looking the same. When watching a choreographed dance, one thing you’ll notice is the use of the symmetry of motion, in both that of an individual dancer and that of a group.Another thing you’ll most likely notice is the use of asymmetry as a method to break the eye from the scene, or to demonstrate dissent within the piece.

Module One Post Ten (The Geometry of Dance)

This website talks about geometry in ballet. It’s very important that dancers understand the elements of geometry when using movement because without it, the movement looks disjointed and unintentional. This site also talked about symmetry and asymmetry, as well as why it’s important. Asymmetry is used to as a method to break the eye from the scene or to demonstrate dissent within the dance.

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Although this website was short it still had a lot of good information. This website not only explained the use of symmetry but the use of asymmetry as well. I learned that if dancers don’t properly understand the use of the elements of geometry when dancing, their movement can look disjointed and unintentional.


Module 1 Post 10 (The Geometry of Dance)



This site explained geometry in ballet. Without geometry the dance wouldn’t look as nice. Dancers form shapes with the bodies so they must understand geometry and what shape they have to form. This site also talks about symmetry and asymmetry and how it is important to a dancer.


This site was useful because it talked about geometry and symmetry and if I want to explore just those 2 topics I have a site I can go on. This site was very short but had good information. Now I know how important geometry in dance is, because without it my dancing won’t look as nice.