Creative Dance for All Ages 2nd Edition

Author: Gilbert, Anne Green
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450480942
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.

Inclusive Creative Movement and Dance

Author: Karen A. Kaufmann
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736048637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Inclusive Creative Movement and Dancehelps teachers guide students with diverse abilities to express their feelings and ideas through creative movement experiences involving dance learning, dance making, and dance sharing. Of equal value to new and veteran teachers, this book provides in-depth coverage of inclusive dance instruction, including teaching strategies, practical learning experiences, movement problems for students to solve, and more: -Open-ended movement explorations and inclusion suggestions help teachers accommodate the different learning needs of their students. -Learning experiences help students understand the elements of movement and dance (body actions and shapes, awareness of space, moving to time, awareness of energy and force, and awareness of relationships). -Teachers can select individual learning experiences or present a series of units for creative movement and dance. -National Standards for Dance Education, goals, movement glossary, journal reflection assignments, and simple assessments are incorporated into each unit for easier assessment and accountability. -Interdisciplinary activities at the end of each unit connect creative movement with classroom subjects—reading, writing, grammar, geography, astronomy, earth science, math, visual art, drama, and music—as appropriate. This book is organized into three parts. Part Ipresents a framework to help teachers envision dance for all their students. Part IIprepares teachers to design inclusive dance experiences and extend them into performance and discussion. Part IIIis the book's heart and soul—more than 100 dance-learning experiences presented in five chapters, or units, that teachers can use in their classes for students of all ages and abilities. These chapters may be used either as separate units that each feature one of the five movement or dance elements for a thematic approach or as progressive units that build in the order presented in the book. Each chapter, or unit, in part III has three basic sections: -Planning information outlining the learners' outcome goals, movement vocabulary, specific National Standards in Dance Education met, and suggestions for adapting instruction for special needs -Dance-making opportunities through students' exploration, experimentation, and problem solving as they use movement language in multiple ways -Dance sharing and assessment opportunities using critical-thinking questions and writing assignments Inclusive Creative Movement and Danceeducates and empowers teachers to use dance in inclusive classrooms, to celebrate and value differences, and to help all students discover the uniquely personal art form of dance. The ultimate goal is to develop students as dancers, creators, performers, and viewers.

Rhythmic Activities and Dance

Author: John Price Bennett
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736051484
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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, 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.

Dance technique for children

Author: Mary Joyce
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Demonstrates activities and exercises to help children learn dance skills, including posture, movement, rhythm, and articulation

Creative dance for learning

Author: Mary Ann Brehm
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780072954975
Format: PDF, 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.

Teaching Dance as Art in Education

Author: Brenda Pugh McCutchen
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736051880
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teaching Dance as Art in Educationis a comprehensive introductory textbook that helps dance education majors and dance specialists understand and incorporate the aesthetic foundations of educational dance in grades K-12. Unlike other models of teaching dance, this book delineates what a standards-oriented, aesthetically driven program should encompass for both the dance specialist and his or her K-12 students. Teaching Dance as Art in Educationfosters an understanding of dance as arts education and defines the dance specialist's roles and responsibilities, including how the national arts initiatives and student-centered inquiry affect the teaching of dance. It explains how to advance student growth in the areas most critical to teaching dance: the physical, mental, artistic, and social. Content is delineated through four cornerstones of dance as art in education: -Dancing and performing -Creating and composing -Knowing history, culture, and context -Analyzing and critiquing These cornerstones are subsequently integrated into the K-12 Dance Cornerstone Curriculum Framework, which enables dance specialists to develop substantive and sequential dance experiences for students as they progress from kindergarten through grade 12. The framework distills all the skills and concepts that dance specialists need, including developmental expectations for different ages. Teaching Dance as Art in Educationalso presents a new instructional approach, the Eight-Step Plan, that facilities integration of all four dance education cornerstones into each unit to make the lessons more coherent. Further, the many features in the textbook help dance specialists become aware of not only their unique roles and responsibilities when teaching educational dance but also how to develop an arts-oriented, professional teaching portfolio. The following user-friendly features are interwoven throughout the book: -Reflect and Respond: Case studies, or scenarios, invite the reader to consider an issue or situation and develop a response. -Questions to Ponder: Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter help readers extend and apply chapter concepts. -Rich Resources: Suggested resources, such as books, videos, and Web sites, supplement the topics covered in the chapter. -Notebook or Portfolio: Practical exercises to complete, record, and compile into an arts-oriented teaching portfolio are useful for future job interviews. -Inspirational Quotes: Selected quotes from famous dancers, choreographers, and teachers support the topics covered. Teaching Dance as Art in Educationreveals how to meet the National Standards in Dance Education without being driven by them, and it goes one step further--it marries dance with arts education in a way that makes teaching educational dance clear and distinct.