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Creative dance for all ages : a conceptual approach

Author: Anne Green Gilbert
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Creative Dance for All Ages demystifies expectations when teaching creative dance and provides the theory, methods, and lesson ideas for success in a variety of settings and with students of all ages. This one-stop resource offers dance teachers everything they need, including a sequential curriculum, lesson plans, instructional strategies, assessment, and other forms. It's like having a seasoned dance teacher at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Green Gilbert
ISBN: 9781450480949 1450480942
OCLC Number: 881167766
Description: x, 365 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Part I: Fundamentals of teaching creative dance --
Introduction to creative dance --
Planning and teaching your creative dance class --
Developing your teaching skills --
Warming up, teaching technique, and cooling down --
Locomotor and nonlocomotor movements --
Part II: Concepts and sample lesson plans --
Place: Self-space and general space --
Level: High, middle, low --
Size: Big (Far reach), medium (mid-reach), little (near reach) --
Direction: Forward, backward, right side, left side, up, down --
Pathway: Straight, curved, zigzag --
Focus: Single focus, multi-focus --
Speed: Slow, medium, fast --
Rhythm: Pulse, pattern, grouping, breath --
Energy: Smooth (sustained), sharp (sudden) --
Weight: Strong, light, passive, active --
Flow: Free, bound --
Body parts --
Body shapes: Straight, curved, angular, twisted, symmetrical, asymmetrical --
Relationships --
Balance: On-balance, off-balance --
Specialized lesson plans --
Appendix A: Teaching academic curriculum using kinesthetic intelligence --
Appendix B: Exploring other arts through dance --
Appendix C: Props --
Appendix D: Music suggestions --
Appendix E: Model of a children’s dance company.
Responsibility: Anne Green Gilbert.

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