5 IMPORTANT MUSICALITY INSIGHT
Musicality in dance is based on two important components – creativity and receptivity. Creativity is the ability to connect with the music, phrase and interpret it to create dance moves that can perfectly relate to the music, while receptivity is the ability to comprehend, receive and be sensitive to the working knowledge of the music so you can understand the tempo, rhythms, mood and phrasing. Here we have some important musicality insights you need to know.
Timing is the most crucial component in musicality because that is what your entire routine is based on. If your timing is not clear, your performance will look dull, and it will give the impression that it is just a combination of steps with no emotion. Perfect musicality is when the dancer is able to move according to the beat and the notes while perfectly maintaining the timing.
You have to improvise your dance moves according to the musical elements and interpret them to add your own creative dance moves. Your every move should look like it has been designed for the music to which you are performing. This includes syncopation and speed change with contrast and accents for particular beats.
3. Mood and Character
The foundation of musicality is based on the mood and character you will create on the dance floor. In every movement, the feel of the dance should be reflected so the audience will enjoy your dance moves – even when there is no music playing in the background. The mood of your dance should be clear, just like your music. Some of the moods you can set are:
- Darker and lighter (cha cha)
- Happy and sad (waltz)
- Light movements of hand
With the slightest variation in your intensity, movements and timing, you should express an entire story with your dance.
There are 3 aspects of music with which a dancer can play and easily improvise between each song. A dancer should understand that movement from one element to another will create a great impression. The 3 most important aspects are:
When each of these elements is merged together you will create an interesting performance.
5. Concept of Tension and Release
There are various aspects of dance, such as falls, extended rise and hesitation, that can build tension. Tension will look very interesting on the dance floor when it meets the right amount of release. It will help one to understand the highlights and pauses in music. The audience will understand the dance highlights only when there are low lights in the music.
In musicality, balance is very important because that is the only way you can give your best performance. You have to practice as much as you can because that is the only way you can give your best. Do not forget to wear the perfect constume according to the theme of your performance. Your musicality will be incomplete without an interesting theme. If you are dancing as a couple – the synchronization in the dance moves of both participants is very important. On the dance floor, the combination of music has to give the impression that the dancers are flowing.