Creative Dance for All Ages

Author: Anne Green Gilbert
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781492541035
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This second edition of the classic text directs dance teachers through what they need to know to teach creative dance from pre-K through adult levels in a variety of settings. It includes a sequential curriculum, lesson plans, editable forms, and teacher strategies created by master teacher Anne Green Gilbert.

Creative Dance for All Ages 2nd Edition

Author: Gilbert, Anne Green
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450480942
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This second edition of the classic text directs dance teachers through what they need to know to teach creative dance from pre-K through adult levels in a variety of settings. It includes a sequential curriculum, lesson plans, editable forms, and teacher strategies created by master teacher Anne Green Gilbert.

Creative Dance for All Ages 2nd Edition

Author: Gilbert, Anne Green
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492508705
Format: PDF, ePub
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This second edition of the classic text directs dance teachers through what they need to know to teach creative dance from pre-K through adult levels in a variety of settings. It includes a sequential curriculum, lesson plans, editable forms, and teacher strategies created by master teacher Anne Green Gilbert.

Rhythmic Activities and Dance

Author: John Price Bennett
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736051484
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rhythmic Activities and Dance, Second Edition,is a collection of some of the most popular recreational dance forms, geared for teachers of K-12 students and for recreation directors and leaders who want to teach easy rhythms and dances for fun and fitness. Significantly updated, expanded, and reorganized from the first edition, this second edition features the following: -A new chapter on social dance, focusing on basic rhythmic patterns and introductory steps to help students learn how to waltz, foxtrot, tango, merengue, salsa or mambo, rumba, and swing -Instructions for using cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives to assist in developing appropriate units for your students -An easy-to-use rhythmic activity finder to help you find dances and activities -A stronger focus on social development, including suggestions for setting up a nonthreatening environment and including students of all abilities -Assessment sections providing tips for having students create their own dances and a rubric to assess them, review questions, and observation questions -An accompanying CD that contains the music you need for teaching many of the dances and activities in the book Based on standards from the National Dance Association, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, this book is even more user friendly than its previous edition. The organization moves from easy rhythmic games and activities to specific dances, including line dances, folk dances, mixers, square dances, and social dances. You can select activities across chapters or develop units of instruction per chapter, depending on the interest levels and abilities of your students. The book also contains cross-references to companion music provided on the CD. Having this CD means you will have music for many of the dances and lessons without expending extra funds, time, and effort to find appropriate music. Rhythmic Activities and Dance, Second Edition,is an essential resource for teachers, recreation directors, and recreation leaders looking to include all students and to encourage fit, joyful lifelong movers and learners. With its built-in progression, its wide array of selections, and its flexibility in shaping a dance program, you will not be out of step with this new edition.

Harnessing the Wind

Author: Jan Erkert
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736044875
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Harnessing the Wind: The Art of Teaching Modern Dancegives you the theoretical knowledge, the practical tips, and the inspiration to prepare the next generation of dancers to meet the demands of contemporary dance. This book combines information about constructing and presenting a dance class with personal reflections about the art of teaching modern dance and integrating somatic theories, scientific research, and contemporary aesthetic practices. It provides new teachers with a solid theoretical base and incites experienced teachers to reexamine and revitalize their teaching. The book asks dance instructors to make conscious choices about what, why, and how they teach. Advocating an individualistic approach, it helps teachers understand how their personal dance interests and interpretations influence their teaching styles. Part I, “The Vision,” provides a philosophical perspective. It defines the role of technique and explores the delicate job of nurturing the artist during the quest for technical control. Part II, “Class Preparation,” is where the planning process takes shape. This section shows how to - set strategies and realistic goals to lay the groundwork for a carefully built progression of movement skills; - use rituals to facilitate centering; - safely incorporate conditioning principles into dance training, thus encouraging the development of powerful and resilient dancers; - understand the interplay between gravity and rhythm, space and energy to shape phrasing; and - sequence exercises effectively using helpful graphs and planning guides. Part III, “Class Presentation,” covers essential issues such as pacing, making good corrections, building images to enhance movement learning, and collaborating successfully with musicians. Finally, part IV, “Professional Concerns,” embraces important issues that touch the teaching professional, such as how to objectively analyze and critique a very subjective subject—the body—and how to maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Learning Aids: Investigations and Reflections Each chapter is followed by a series of investigations and a reflection designed to challenge and inspire students and teachers. The investigations are concise exercises that explore theories both in and out of the classroom. They cover a range of activities including writing, drawing, chart making, observing, and experiential processing. The reflections provide insight to a dancer's world. Told through the eyes of a dance teacher, these narratives unveil the intangibles that are taught in dance, such as breathing, centering, playfulness, presence, and discipline. Teacher Resources The appendixes are full of practical tools, including a sample syllabus, sample grading policies, placement goals for four levels of technique, and assessment and evaluation forms. Throughout the book, abstract and highly imagistic photographs by dance photographers Erika Dufour and William Frederking provide a powerful visual stimulus that captures mood, motion, and emotion. This book provides dance students the information and theory necessary to begin the task of teaching. For seasoned teachers, it will inspire new questions and introduce new possibilities. Either way, readers will unleash a world of potential with Harnessing the Wind.

Teaching the Three Rs Through Movement Experiences

Author: Anne Green Gilbert
Publisher: Macmillan College
ISBN: 9780023428005
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Describes physical activities for the classroom that teach concepts and problem-solving in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and art.

Movement and Dance in Early Childhood

Author: Mollie Davies
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848608616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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`This original and fascinating approach to children's movement development is highly recommended reading for tutors, practitioner and students alike' - Under Five `Movement and Dance in Early Childhood offers a clear and accessible entry into the world of movement and dance and the possibilities that exist for children, their families and the wider educational community' - Every Child `Eminently readable and accessible. Whether the reader is versed in movement understanding or a beginner, by the end of the book they should be a much better movement observer, teacher and handler' - Marion North, Principal and Chief Executive, Laban Centre for Movement and Dance In this unique and innovative book on movement and dance development from birth to eight years, the author draws on her depth of knowledge and practical experience in helping children to become skilled, creative and imaginative in a wide range of movement-oriented activities. The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding. Originally published as Helping Children Learn Through a Movement Perspective, this book has been updated in the light of recent research. The author extends her investigation of how young children learn in and through movement. There is an expanded chapter on dance, which suggests strategies for working with young children and examines ways in which young children take on the roles of dance-makers, performers and appreciators. An additional chapter shows ways in which the expressive and artistic aspects of children's movement can be appropriately located and includes exemplars for dance at Key Stage 1 and the early phases of Key Stage 2.

Creative dance for learning

Author: Mary Ann Brehm
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780072954975
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Creative Dance for Learning: The Kinesthetic Link is a comprehensive teaching guide that addresses the “what”, “why” and “how” of creative dance. It provides theoretical and practical guidance on teaching creative dance, particularly in educational settings. The authors’ approach is heavily influenced by Barbara Mettler, Margaret H’Doubler, and Rudolph Laban, all legendary figures in the field of creative dance. Their theories are combined with the authors’ insights from thirty years of dance teaching experience to: * validate dance as art education, adaptable to all ages and abilities * explain a conceptual framework for teaching dance in common language * highlight the kinesthetic sense as a guide for creating dance forms * provide methods of linking movement across the curriculum * address cultural material through creative dance * outline teaching progressions that develop student skill and understanding * guide readers into building and presenting lessons of their own * provide models for assessing student learning * relate creative dance instruction to achievement standards in dance and other disciplines * offer over 25 well-tested lesson plans and 40 adaptations that extend the lesson material.

Kids on the Move

Author: Kassandra Schmutz Boyd
Publisher: Creative Pub
ISBN: 9780974483306
Format: PDF, ePub
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It's no secret that kids of all ages love to move! Kids on the Move: Creative Movement for Children of All Ages(c) is a wonderful resource to help further a child's love of movement, music and creativity. This book is an invaluable tool for childcare providers, music and movement teachers, or early childhood teachers who want to integrate music and movement into their program. Designed to help your children physically, musically, socially and mentally, this curriculum offers 45 lessons, each built around a kid-friendly theme, along with a materials needed list and 8-10 simple activities. Busy teachers can follow the step-by-step lesson plans straight from the book with very little preparation, and specific music is not required. The book also includes parent flyer ideas, suggestions for helping students with special needs participate, and tips on how to offer all of your students positive reinforcement. Click on our Seminars Page at www.creativekidsonthemove.com for discounts on our Educational training seminars offering Childhood Education hours towards Accreditation and Certificatio