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The written language of dance 2

2. Here you can see the notation for the second picture. As it is the male dancer the 'tadpole' to the left of the stave is now a different colour.

The curved line beneath the lines means that he is jumping. The continued notation on either side of this pose would then indicate the position he was in immediately before the jump and how he lands.

The 'v' shape at the bottom indicates that the dancer is jumping with his feet together and the crosses indicate that his knees are bent.

The other marks then represent his hands held out on either side of his body. When the marks for the hands have tails as they do here it lets you know the directions his wrists are facing in this case downwards.
You'll notice there is no second 'tadpole' shape beneath the notation as the dancer is facing straight forward and so no mark is needed.

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