Students explore strong and light energy and shapes. They consider how a strong voice sounds dramatic, attention-grabbing, and powerful, and a light voice sounds delicate, calm, and restrained. They connect strong and light voice with strong and light movement. Students create, rehearse, and perform a dance that, like a piece of writing, has a beginning, middle, and end. The beginning is powerful and attention-grabbing. The middle is the longest part in which students express themselves. The ending brings the dance to a conclusion with light energy. The shape at the beginning and end is the same, just as in writing, the thesis is stated at the beginning and restated it at the end. After each performance, the audience describes the beginning, middle, and end of each dance.