Performance: Physical Skills and Attributes

Performance: Physical Skills and Attributes


  • Stamina is the ability to maintain physical and mental energy over periods of time.
  • Improving stamina can help a dancer to perform longer routines without tiring, maintaining the quality of their performance.


  • Strength allows a dancer to maintain control over their body during challenging moves or long performances.
  • Core strength is particularly important as it aids balance, allows for better execution of movements, and helps to prevent injuries.


  • Flexibility helps dancers to achieve a wider range of movements and improve the aesthetic of their performance.
  • Good flexibility can also reduce the risk of injuries.


  • Coordination is the ability to execute several movements or tasks simultaneously.
  • This skill is crucial in dance as dancers often need to sync their movements with music and other dancers.


  • Balance is required to maintain control during movements and positions.
  • Good balance can help dancers to improve the precision of their movements, and can aid in executing moves such as leaps, turns and lifts.


  • Control involves managing all parts of the body to execute dance movements effectively.
  • This can relate to spatial awareness, the control of body parts, applying the right level of energy to each movement and the control over timing.


  • Technique refers to the skill a dancer has in executing their movements.
  • Good technique can improve the overall look of a dance and help a dancer to express the intended emotion or idea.