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Left/Right handed dancers??


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#16 Guest_tammi_twinkle_*

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Posted 12 October 2001 - 09:40 PM

Okay, if anyone wants to they can fill out this survey for me. It's the survey that i'm using in my project. Just type the question number and your answer!!! Thankyou so much people who've already posted!! :D
The survey is aimed at students, but if you are a former dancer, or a dancer who is no longer at school, then you can still do it if you remember what you were good at and what you enjoyed at school.

1. Are you right handed,
Left handed, or ambidextrous?
(Ambidextrous- being able to control both hands equally)

A) Right Handed
B) Left Handed
C) Ambidextrous


2. Why do you learn dancing/ballet?

A) For Fun/ amusement
B) Because you choose to/
Love dancing
C) Exercise
D) To be with friends/
Social
E) For something to do/
Boredom
F) For relaxation/
Releasing stress
G) Other reason (specify) :

3. Do you like dancing/ballet?

A) Yes, I love it.
B) Yes I like it
C) Sometimes.
D) Don’t like it.
E) Hate it!


4. What subjects are you good at, at school?

A) Mathematics
B) Science
C) English
D) History
E) Geography
F) PE/H/PD
G) Visual Arts/
Design subjects.
H) Drama
I) Music
J) Wood/metal work/
Industrial subjects
K) Languages other
Than English
L) Food tech/
Hospitality
M) Sewing/textiles
N) Computers/info. Tech.
O) Other:

5. What subjects do you enjoy at school?
Only choose subjects which you enjoy because of their characteristics, and content, not because of teachers, friends or any other contributing factor.

A) Mathematics
B) Science
C) English
D) History
E) Geography
F) PE/H/PD
G) Visual Arts/
Design subjects.
H) Drama
I) Music
J) Wood/metal work/
Industrial subjects
K) Languages other
Than English
L) Food tech/ hospitality
M) Sewing/textiles
N) Computers/info. Tech.
O) Other:
6. List any other interests or things you enjoy here:

7. List any other things you are good at or achieve highly in:

8. Do you learn better or would you prefer to learn by:

A) Reading, re-writing, summarising, or writing from a dictator.

B) Colour-coding, mind maps, diagrams and visuals.

9. Do you learn better or would you prefer to learn in an environment which is:

A) Bright, colourful, light and cool.

B) Warm, soft lighting, neutrally coloured.
Thankyou for Participating!
:)

#17 Guest_ballerinaDEDG_*

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Posted 13 October 2001 - 11:02 PM

Hello,

I am right-handed and I do practically everything better to my right side. :) I turn more easily to my right side (it feels so awkward to the left), my right splits are a lot looser, and my extension is better to my right. I guess the left just isn't for me. I have been working a lot on improving my awkward side and it has actually gotten better! :)

In reply to your survey, my answers are:

1) A
2) B
3) A
4) A, B, C, E, H, I, K
5) A, B, C, G, H, I, K
6) going to the theatre, piano, reading, traveling
7) Latin
8) B
9) A

So, there you go! Sounds like a great project! Good luck! :D

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Posted 16 October 2001 - 05:09 AM

Thanx a whole lot to all of you who posted!!
Your replys have been very helpful!
I'm nearly finished, Thank God, and hopefully i'll get a good mark on it! :D

#19 Colleen

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 01:30 PM

Another thing to add to the mix is the fact that teachers generally make their students start all exercises with either the left hand or the right hand on the barre as a rule. In RAD exercises almost always start with the right foot (I honestly can't think of ever starting an exercise with the left foot in my many years of dance), so for most dancers you learn an exercise on your dominant side. So the theory (I read this somewhere) is that if you always learn exercises initially on your dominant side, you will tend to be stronger on that side in general. I am right handed and I do most things better with my right leg as the supporting leg, so I turn better CCW en dehors but I turn better CW en dedans for example.

#20 skip

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 10:22 AM

ok, here we go.......

1: A
2: F & G >> i want to be a pro and i LOVE it
3: A
4: C & I & K & O >> dutch
5: C & I & K
6: reading
7: ??? don't know
8: A
9: A & B

as for my favorites. pirouettes en dehor are much better on my left. split is going easier with my left leg in front....but both are flat and stability is better on my left leg.

good luck with your assignment

Colleen: as for the teaching on one side.....for me it doesn't matter. i practised my elementary on the right first and the barre was on the other side of the room during the exam

~SKIP~

#21 Guest_elf_*

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 11:48 AM

OK, here are my answers:

1. A
2. B
3. A
4. B, E
5. B, E
6. playing the piano and gymnastics
7. don't know
8. A
9. A

I'm right-handed and also turn better to the right side (however it doesn't matter a lot), my splits are better with my right leg and it's easier to stand on my right leg!

Elf

#22 dancingmeghan

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Posted 18 October 2001 - 01:35 PM

I'm right handed & I do everything best with my right, although, I'm trying to get my left side to be better.

1. A
2. B
3. B
4. D, E & G
5. D, E & G
6. dance, basketball, decorating/designing, reading and movies
7. dancing, decorating & basketball
8. B
9. A
Good luck with your project :D

#23 Andrew

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Posted 25 October 2001 - 03:14 AM

1) A
2) B
3) A
4) B, C, D, F, I, J, N
5) B, C, D, F, I, J, N, Photography
6) I like writing, inline skating, reading, watching movies, going to museums, anything related to dance, snowboarding, soccer
7) playing piano

8) A
9) B



No problem!

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Posted 30 October 2001 - 08:21 AM

Hello...I love surveys, this is fun! =)

1. I'm right-handed. Trying to be ambidextrous, though, but it's not really working out. =)

2. Actually, because I love dancing in general, and it's also an opportunity to meet up with friends and to get away from everything else and just spend hours on end being very quiet and enjoying myself...

3. A! Yes, I love it!

4. C, D, G, H, K, M

5. B, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M (what a lot!)

6. Ice-skating, rollerblading, cycling, swimming, singing, reading, watching tv and movies, talking...

7. Playing the piano? Um, playing the recorder? Playing netball, though I don't like it. Running long-dist. Talking.

8. Actually, this is very hard to say. I summarise things into mind maps, and my mindmaps have to be colourful, and I rewrite those mindmaps to get the info into my head. You decide.

9. A

I'm right handed, and my right leg is more flexible and more stable and I can turn better on it. I hope this helps! All the best with your project!


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