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📒Learning About Dance ✍ Nora Ambrosio
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📒A Sense Of Dance ✍ Constance A. Schrader
✏A Sense of Dance Book Summary : In this book you'll find important information on the ways we use our bodies to be expressive, how we instinctively apply the elements of dance in daily life, dance exploration basics and the elements of movement, how to develop your own dance perceptions and creative resources, and how to translate your perceptions into dance. Whatever your level of artistic awareness, this engaging text will help you tap into the power and energy of dance.
📒Waltzing ✍ Richard Powers
✏Waltzing Book Summary : In the 85 chapters of this guidebook, you will find many ideas about waltzing, dancing, and living. Dance descriptions and tips to improve your dancing are accompanied by down-to-earth ways to find greater fulfillment in your dancing and in your life. 25 different kinds of waltzare completely described, including: cross-step waltz, Viennese waltz, box step waltz, rotary waltz, polka, schottische, redowa, mazurka, hambo, zwiefacher, and more. In addition, you will find 85 waltz variations completely described, and a concise compendium of an additional hundred variations, accompanied by 50 illustrations of waltzing through the ages. Then beyond waltzing, much of this book applies to all forms of social ballroom dancing. You'll learn how you can be a better dance partner, how to develop your style and musicality, how to improvise more confidently, how to learn new dances by observation, and how to create your own social dance variations. You'll also learn about the many ways that the practice of social dancing can enrich our lives. Drawing on the latest research in social psychology, "Waltzing"includes chapters on the essential benefits of: music, physical activity, connection, play, mindfulness, acceptance, conditional learning, and many other topics.
📒Studying Dance ✍ Schupp, Karen
✏Studying Dance Book Summary : This text prepares students to navigate their dance programs and prepare for a various careers. It orients students to dance as an academic discipline, broadens their understanding of dance, establishes solid approaches to studying dance, and connects dance on campus to their previous training.
📒Dancing ✍ Gerald Jonas
✏Dancing Book Summary : For use in schools and libraries only. This volume looks at the history of dance, dance around the world, and influential dancers and choreographers of the past and present.
📒Implementing The National Dance Education Standards ✍ National Dance Association
✏Implementing the National Dance Education Standards Book Summary : Implementing the National Dance Education Standards presents a wealth of tools that help you apply the standards in a way that makes dance education come alive for your students. The standards-updated from the original seven standards created by the National Dance Association in 1994-are more action oriented and outcomes based than the original set, and they present new benchmarks for four grade-level groups and expert guidance in implementing the standards. Implementing the National Dance Education Standards Will Help you develop a curriculum that engages students in developmentally appropriate learning experiences and makes dance fun and exciting for every student.
📒Disturbances And Dislocations ✍ Elizabeth Mackinlay
✏Disturbances and Dislocations Book Summary : One of the biggest debates in Australian Indigenous education today revolves around the many contested and competing ways of knowledge about Indigenous cultures and the means by which Indigenous intellectual traditions and knowledges make the journey into mainstream educational settings. Grounded in Bakhtin’s theories of dialogue and voice, this book explores the polyphonic nature of power relations, performance roles and pedagogical texts in the context of teaching and learning Indigenous Australian women’s music and dance. In this discussion, the author focuses on her experiences as a lecturer in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland and her involvement in this educational setting with students and guest lecturers/performers. The performance classroom is examined as a potential site for disturbing and dislocating dominant modes of representation of Indigenous women’s performance through the construction, mediation and negotiation of Indigenous knowledge from and between both non-Indigenous and Indigenous voices. This book contains a CD with video clips illustrating the ways in which an embodied approach to teaching and learning happens in this classroom context.
✏Dance Play and Drawing Telling as Semiotic Tools for Young Children s Learning Book Summary : Investigating children’s learning through dance and drawing-telling, Dance-Play and Drawing-Telling as Semiotic Tools for Young Children’s Learning provides a unique insight into how these activities can help children to critically reflect on their own learning. Promoting the concept of dance and drawing-telling as highly effective semiotic tools for meaning-making, the book enlivens thinking about the extraordinary capacities of young children, and argues for the incorporation of dance and drawing in mainstream early childhood curriculum. Throughout the book, numerous practice examples show how children use movement, sound, images, props and language to imaginatively re-conceptualize their everyday experiences into bodily-kinesthetic and spatial-temporal concepts. These examples illustrate children’s competence when given the opportunity to learn through dance and drawing-telling, as well as the important role that teachers play in scaffolding children’s learning. Based on award-winning research, this insightful and informative book makes a sought after contribution to the field of dance education and seeks to reaffirm dance as a powerful learning modality that supports young children’s expressive non-verbal communication. Encouraging the reader to consider the significance of multi-modal teaching and learning, it is essential reading for researchers in the dance, drawing and education spheres; postgraduate students taking courses in early childhood; play and dance therapists; and all early childhood teachers who have a specific interest in arts education.
📒Safe Dance Practice ✍ Edel Quin
✏Safe Dance Practice Book Summary : Every dancer of every age, ability, and style should be able to engage fully in the act of dancing and be encouraged to achieve their potential without risk of harm to the body or mind. Practical information on all aspects of safe practice that is not too simplistic or complex has not always been easy to find. Enter Safe Dance Practice, by Edel Quin, Sonia Rafferty, and Charlotte Tomlinson. With nearly 60 years of collective experience in the dance profession as creative artists, teachers, and researchers, the authors translate extensive research and evidence-based practice in order to present the principles of safe practice that are essential to any dance experience. Guidelines in Implementing Principles The authors offer evidence-based guidelines on implementing diverse principles in practice, informing and supporting dance practitioners in an ever-growing pool of styles and genres. These guidelines and principles are of use not only to dancers and dance educators but also to choreographers, rehearsal and company directors, and studio managers. The information is underpinned by research in dance science and applied with contextual delivery in mind, ensuring an engaging experience for those accessing the book. Benefits to Readers The authors guide readers in these aspects: • Facilitating a physically and psychologically safe and supportive dance environment • Understanding principles of anatomy and biomechanically sound alignment • Implementing effective physiological preparation and progression through warm-up and cool-down protocols as well as supplementary fitness and conditioning • Minimizing risk of injury and understanding injury management aligned with appropriate rest and recovery strategies • Incorporating advice on nutrition and hydration for enhanced performance and healthy dance practice • Tailoring delivery to the specific needs and demographics of participants for diverse engagement with dance • Evaluating personal practice in order to assess and monitor effective application of the principles Holistic and Inclusive Approach Safe Dance Practice takes a multidisciplinary approach to the components of dancing safely, integrating principles without compromising dancers’ artistic creativity and expression. The authors examine not only the immediate variables associated with occurrence of injury but also delve into contributing factors, such as nutrition, alignment, rest and recovery, and supplementary fitness and conditioning. This comprehensive approach is evident throughout, including a dedicated chapter that will help readers apply the principles to dancers of diverse ages, standards, and physical abilities. Features of the Book Safe Dance Practice includes • diagrams that illustrate ideal and compensated alignment and posture, which readers can apply when assessing all dancers in all genres; • case studies that help readers contextualize their learning as they see it portrayed in an applied environment; • at-a-glance chapter summaries and highlighted key points to help readers retain critical information; • cross-referencing to guide readers to related information in other areas of the book; and • sources for additional information. Safe Dance Practice contains 11 chapters, which can be accessed sequentially or studied in any order. The first eight chapters present environmental, anatomical, physical, and psychological principles of safe dance practice. Each chapter includes strategies and examples for putting the principles into practice in relation to dance styles and settings. Chapter 9 focuses on injury awareness and management, and chapter 10 offers guidelines on adapting the principles to a range of dance populations. Chapter 11 helps readers to understand the value of continued monitoring of their practice and includes a checklist of safe practices. Six appendixes supply a series of aids and templates to use as learning resources for ongoing professional development. This text offers pragmatic recommendations from the authors, who combine scientific fact with experience. The principles are presented in a practical fashion with many specific examples. The take-home messages, checklists, and templates make this text accessible and valuable. Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice Safe Dance Practice bridges the gap between academic research and its application for dancers and educators in all levels and genres. It illuminates the principles of working safely in dance so as to support best practice and encourages all dance practitioners and leaders to better understand, communicate, and apply principles of safe dance practice. With its applied perspective on dance science, Safe Dance Practice will resonate with readers who want their dance experience to be factually endorsed while allowing sufficient scope for artistic expression. Such evidence-based practice will enable readers to access wider sources of information to aid their ongoing development whilst empowering them to take responsibility for their own safe dance practice and that of others with whom they interact.
📒The Story Of Irish Dance ✍ Helen Brennan
✏The Story of Irish Dance Book Summary : From early accounts of dance customs in medieval Ireland to the present, Helen Brennan offers an authoritative look at the evolution of Irish dance. Every type of dance from social to traditional to clergy is included. Brennan takes care to explain the different styles and traditions that evolved from different parts of Ireland; which results in some lively discussions as people reminisce over old favorites. She also discusses how dance evolved to become such an important part of Ireland's culture and history. An appendix is offered to help explain the various steps involved in each style of dance including the Munster or Southern style, Single Shuffle, Double Shuffle, Treble Shuffle, the Heel Plant, the Cut, the Rock or Puzzle, the Drum, the Sean Nos Dance Style of Connemara, and the Northern Style.