Creative Dance for All Ages: A Conceptual Approach
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Jan 1, 1992 - Performing Arts - 386 pages
This publication presents ideas and educational activities that will assist teachers of creative dance with lesson planning. The volume is organized into three parts. Part 1--Theory consists of six chapters: (1) What Is Creative Dance: The Elements of Dance; (2) Why Learn Creative Dance: Learning Outcomes; (3) Where Is Creative Dance Taught: Places and Spaces; (4) When Is Creative Dance Taught: Times and Lengths of Lessons; (5) Who Experiences Creative Dance: Age Groupings, Developmental Stages, Special Populations; and (6) How Are Creative Dance Classes Structured: Starting Out, Planning Lessons, Helpful Hints, Performances. Part 2--Method includes two chapters on classroom techniques (Warming Up: Quick Warm-ups, Exercises; and Dance Technique) and a subsection--Exploring the Elements of Dance: Ideas and Lessons. Chapters 9-14 explore space, i.e., place, level, size, direction, pathway, and focus; chapters 15 and 16 discuss time, i.e., speed and rhythm. Chapters 17-19 cover force, i.e., energy, weight, and flow. Chapters 20-23 on the body deal with body parts, body shapes, relationships, and balance. Chapters 24-26 on movement cover locomotor movement, nonlocomotor movement, and cooling down. Chapter 27 provides additional lesson plans. Part 3 consists of eight appendices: (1) Assessment; (2) Teaching Academic Curriculum through the Kinesthetic Intelligence; (3) Exploring the Arts through Dance; (4) Props; (5) Accompaniment for Dance Classes; (6) Instrumental and Activity Music List; (7) Selection of Videos for Dance History; and (8) Bibliography (47 citations). (LL)
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16 counts 60 minute Activity Music List ACTIVITY SONGS arm movements backward balance beat big shape bound flow cartons Chinese jump ropes Choose Choreographing cinquain Combining Movements CONCEPT Exploring copy create a dance creative curved pathway dance elements Dance Exercises/Technique Deep Breakfast DEVELOPING SKILLS Developing different body different directions different levels different pathways eighth notes elements of dance experienced dancers Exploring the Concept fast Feel of Music feet Find a partner float focus forward freeze gallop groups half improvisation instruments Introducing the Concept Jazz Piano jump knees leader leap light shape locomotor movements minute class muscles National Dance Association negative space nonlocomotor movements play Practice prop quarter notes rhythm schottische shake sharp side sideways SKILLS Developing Skills skip slash slide slow slowly smooth smoothly speed spot statues step hop straight pathway straight shape stretch stretchybands swing trios Try moving turn twist walk whole note WORD CARDS zigzag pathway
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