Learning about Dance
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Publisher : Kendall Hunt
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 : 9780787281571
Pages : 202 pages
Rating : 3/5 from 1 reviews
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Dancing for Health

by Judith Lynne Hanna

Throughout history and in contemporary times, people worldwide have danced to cope with the stresses of life. But how has dance helped people resist, reduce, and escape stress? What is it about dance that makes it a healing art? What insights can we gain from learning about others' use of dance across cultures and eras? Dancing for Health addresses these questions and explains the cognitive, emotional and physical dimensions of dance in a spectrum of stress management approaches. Designed for

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Dance

by National Learning Corporation

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Studying Dance

by Karen Schupp

Studying Dance: A Guide for Campus and Beyond is a comprehensive bridge for students transitioning into the first year of a college dance program. Through this text, students will understand dance in new and exciting ways, embrace it as an academic discipline, navigate and take charge of their dance education, and visualize potential careers after graduation. Studying Dance: A Guide for Campus and Beyond opens students’ eyes to all the artistic, cultural, and educational aspects of dance. By expanding their

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Dance and Light

by Kevin Dreyer

Dance and Light examines the interconnected relationship between movement and design, the fluid partnership that exists between the two disciplines, and the approaches that designers can take to enhance dance performances through lighting design. The book demystifies lighting for the dancer and helps designers understand how the dancer/choreographer thinks about their art form, providing insight into the choreographer’s process and exploring how designers can make the most of their resources. The author shares anecdotes and ideas from an

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Learning How to Dance

by Kristie Freeman Carter

Come take an adventure as Parker celebrates her birthday, discovering exciting ideas and truths about herself along the way. An afternoon in a field brings Parker face to face with issues that lots of kids and even adults must deal with. Learning How to Dance is a journey into laughter, tears, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful parts of growing up. With her family by her side, Parker's world is tilted around and as the day draws

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Dance as a Way of Knowing

by Jennifer Donohue Zakkai

Jennifer Donohue Zakkai illuminates why and how dance is a powerful tool for learning and creativity in K-6 classrooms. In this "workshop on paper" you'll discover how to build on what you already know about movement, and implement techniques to tap into children's natural appetite for moving. Zakkai addresses the challenges of engaging students in full-bodied motion in the classroom. She focuses first on helping students become responsible movers in the space, then offers structured learning experiences that demand a

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Dance  Access and Inclusion

by Stephanie Burridge,Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

The arts have a crucial role in empowering young people with special needs through diverse dance initiatives. Inclusive pedagogy that integrates all students in rich, equitable and just dance programmes within education frameworks is occurring alongside enabling projects by community groups and in the professional dance world where many high-profile choreographers actively seek opportunities to work across diversity to inspire creativity. Access and inclusion is increasingly the essence of projects for disenfranchised and traumatised youth who find creative expression, freedom

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Dance  Professional Practice  and the Workplace

by Angela Pickard,Doug Risner

Originally published as a special issue of Research in Dance Education, now with an added chapter, this text acknowledges and celebrates the increasingly diverse careers and employment networks in which dance professionals and dance educators are engaged. Addressing issues and developments relating to the workplace of dance, the text explores what it means to transcend the boundary between dance as passion, and dance as employment. Chapters explore challenges of professional practice including limitations on access, precarity, bodily risk, gender inequality,

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Dancing with Difference

by Linda Ashley

As the global vicissitudes of migration unfold so does ethnic difference in the classroom, and this book offers a timely examination of teaching about culturally different dances. At a time when the world of dance is, on the one hand, seemingly becoming more like fusion cookery there is another faction promoting isolation and preservation of tradition. How, if at all, may these two worlds co-exist in dance education? Understanding teaching about culturally different dances from postmodern, postcolonial, pluralist and critical

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Dancing on the Earth

by Johanna Leseho,Sandra McMaster

The essays in this dynamic compilation are a testament to dance as a healing art. Widely interdisciplinary in nature and written by women dancers from around the world, they illustrate a rich array of dance practices, cultures, and disciplines and show how this expressive therapy can be both empowering and exhilarating. The women’s narratives all share a deep appreciation for the connection between mental, spiritual, and physical dimensions, offering dance as a transformative power of renewing and rebuilding that

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Experiencing Dance

by Helene Scheff,Marty Sprague,Susan McGreevy-Nichols

Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artist, Second Edition, takes off where its previous edition—a best-selling high school text for students enrolled in dance classes—left off. Geared to students in dance II, III, and IV classes, this text places teachers in the role of facilitator and opens up a world of creativity and analytical thinking as students explore the art of dance. Through Experiencing Dance, students will be able to do the following: • Encounter dance through creating, performing,

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A Sense of Dance

by Constance A. Schrader

This fresh, inspirational approach shows how to frame the art of dance within the context of life and how to gain the tools to appreciate, discuss and write about dance as a fine art. It also helps develop creative thinking and self-expression.

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Dance

by Jack Rudman,National Learning Corporation

The New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE) are required for all candidates seeking licensure in the State. The NYSTCE series consists of many different tests assessing skills and abilities necessary for teachers. The Passbook(R) for the Content Specialty Test in Dance provides hundreds of multiple-choice questions in the areas that will likely be covered on your upcoming certification exam, including but not limited to: principles and techniques related to different styles of dance; choreography and performance; health; history

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Shadow Dance

by John Harrison

Novelist John Harrison has captured the feeling of adventure in this new novel set in a dark time. A prophecy cast from the dawn of time is coming to be fulfilled in a time when almost all hope of salvation is lost. The lands are in chaos and everyone is trying to survive. The last queen was slain through treachery and decades have passed since there has been any form of solid rule in Cennicus. In the interim the races

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The Student Dancer

by Julia Buckroyd

This work deals with the psychological as opposed to the physical aspects of dance training. In The Student Dancer Julia Buckroyd brings together the fields of education, welfare, counselling and psychology in relation to dance teaching and training. She considers the ways these can deepen our understanding of the human dimension of dance training, and how they can be practically applied in vocational training schools. Following the substantial body of evidence which shows a high incidence of illness, smoking, injury

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Teaching Dance as Art in Education

by Brenda Pugh McCutchen

Teaching Dance as Art in Education is 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 Education fosters an understanding of dance as arts education and defines the dance specialist's roles and

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