Creative dance for learning

Creative dance for learning

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Creative Dance for Learning: The Kinesthetic Link is a comprehensive teaching guide that addresses the a€œwhata€, a€œwhya€ and a€œhowa€ of creative dance. It provides theoretical and practical guidance on teaching creative dance, particularly in educational settings. The authorsa€™ approach is heavily influenced by Barbara Mettler, Margaret Ha€™Doubler, and Rudolph Laban, all legendary figures in the field of creative dance. Their theories are combined with the authorsa€™ insights from thirty years of dance teaching experience to: * validate dance as art education, adaptable to all ages and abilities * explain a conceptual framework for teaching dance in common language * highlight the kinesthetic sense as a guide for creating dance forms * provide methods of linking movement across the curriculum * address cultural material through creative dance * outline teaching progressions that develop student skill and understanding * guide readers into building and presenting lessons of their own * provide models for assessing student learning * relate creative dance instruction to achievement standards in dance and other disciplines * offer over 25 well-tested lesson plans and 40 adaptations that extend the lesson material.The practical information, in combination with detailed explanation of the process of linking dance to curricular topics, ... PhD; C. Sue Pfaffl and Carol Kestler ( multicultural connections); Rima Faber, PhD (dance education standards); Barry anbsp;...

Title:Creative dance for learning
Author:Mary Ann Brehm, Lynne McNett
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages - 2007-01-16


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