Learning Dance: Defining Efficiency and Precision Through Animation

  • Danielle Sara Frost University of Florida

Abstract

Bodily efficiency and precision are crucial components in the execution of ballet technique. In conjunction with traditional studio ballet training, three-dimensional animation can showcase correct body placement, posture, and alignment during the execution of ballet technique helping dancers prevent injuries as well as maintain body longevity. Having digital three-dimensional animation as a pedagogical tool can help teachers, students, and parents see how steps should be executed from different angles. Such technology can also bring students’ attention to common mistakes without the risk of repeated human error. Dancers can compare videos of three-dimensional animated figures showcasing correct ballet technique to videos of themselves in order to see where they may be misaligning their bodies and causing potential injuries or bad habits. This pedagogical tool can also be helpful for those who have limited access to taking ballet classes but would still like to learn in an efficient and safe manner. 

Author Biography

Danielle Sara Frost, University of Florida
BFA Dance and BA Digital Arts and Sciences Major

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Published
2020-02-05