Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artist
Human Kinetics, 2005 - Performing Arts - 218 pages
Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artistwill walk your students through the process of becoming well-rounded dancers and deepen their understanding of dance as an art form.
Systematic in its approach, Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artistplaces teachers in the roles of facilitators who encourage critical thinking and student involvement in the learning process. This text is designed for students who have had some dance experience and are interested in exploring the art of dance.
- Understanding dance as an art form
The book's 15 chapters outline for students the steps involved in the making of a dance artist: how to identify movement potential, express ideas through dance, develop choreography, connect to the community and tradition, showcase student work through a formal production, train to become a dancer, refine the art form, and develop a portfolio.
Each chapter includes chapter objectives, a list of lessons, introductory text, three or four lessons, portfolio items, and an end-of-chapter review quiz.
The self-paced lessons allow students to work independently and allow teachers to address students of various abilities within a class. Each lesson features the following elements:
- Move It! is a student's first experience with the content of the lesson.