kinesthetic awareness


The ability to be aware of one’s own body parts (e.g., muscles, tendons, joints), position (e.g., posture), and movement (e.g., tension and relaxation of muscles, shifting of weight, movement of the body through space). Dancers who have developed kinesthetic awareness, or body awareness, are more likely to be able to perform the various movements of dance safely, to have a good sense of balance, and to respond to stimuli appropriately (e.g., judge correctly where to move while dancing in a group).