♥ Book Title : Creative Dance for All Ages
☯ Full Synopsis : "Creative Dance for All Ages, Second Edition, has had a long history of providing a dance curriculum to teachers and students preparing to teach creative dance. Author Anne Gilbert 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 your side offering inspiration and guidance all year long. Internationally recognized master teacher and author Anne Gilbert Green presents creative dance for everyone and tips on meeting the challenges of teaching it. She offers a complete package for teaching creative dance that includes the theory, methodology, and lesson plans for various age groups that can be used in a variety of settings. Gilbert also offers an entire dance curriculum for sequential teaching and learning. The second edition of her classic text has been revised, reorganized, and updated to meet all the needs of dance teachers. The second edition of Creative Dance for All Ages includes these new features: • An easy-to-navigate format helps you quickly access the material and find lesson planning and assessment tools. • Content reflects changes in the field of dance education to put you on the cutting edge. • Forty age-appropriate and brain-compatible lesson plans are accessible through the web resource, which save prep time and help ensure compliance with the latest standards. • Five downloadable video clips demonstrate the lesson plans and teaching strategies and how to put them to work in the classroom. • Suggestions for modifying lessons help you include students of all abilities. • Eight assessment forms and curriculum planning templates are adaptable to your needs. If you’re a novice teacher, the book also contains these features to ensure effective instruction: • The same conceptual approach to teaching dance was used in the first edition. • A sequential dance curriculum helps you systematically cover a 10-week quarter or 16-week semester. • Class management tips put you in control from the first day. Creative Dance for All Ages, Second Edition, is an unparalleled resource for dance educators who are looking for a conceptual creative dance curriculum that will support teaching to learners of all ages. Whether in a studio, company, recreational, or educational setting, you will discover a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to teaching dance, emphasizing the how as much as the why."Article| Anne Green Gilbert| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Creative Dance for All Ages
☯ Full Synopsis : "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)"Article| Anne Green Gilbert| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Creative Dance for All Ages 2nd Edition
☯ Full Synopsis : "This second edition of the classic text directs dance teachers through what they need to know to teach creative dance from pre-K through adult levels in a variety of settings. It includes a sequential curriculum, lesson plans, editable forms, and teacher strategies created by master teacher Anne Green Gilbert."Article| Gilbert, Anne Green| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Brain-Compatible Dance Education 2nd Edition
☯ Full Synopsis : "Anne Green Gilbert’s Brain-Compatible Dance Education, Second Edition, strikes the perfect balance between hard science and practicality, making it an ideal resource for dance educators working with dancers of all ages and abilities. Gilbert presents the latest brain research and its implications for dance educators and dancers. She makes the research findings accessible and easy to digest, always connecting the science to the teaching and learning that takes place in classrooms and studios."Article| Gilbert, Anne Green| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : First Steps in Teaching Creative Dance
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♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of Creativity
☯ Full Synopsis : "The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings. Available online via ScienceDirect and in limited print release. Named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication Serves as a compendium of reviews of a number of domain-specific areas, such as acting, dance, expressive arts, film, food, music, religion, science, sports, theater, and writing. Creativity and education are examined in articles about thought processes, such as developmental trends in creative abilities and potentials, the enhancement of creativity, intelligence, knowledge, play, prodigies, programs and courses, talent and teaching creativity. Cognitive aspects of creativity can be investigated in articles about altered and transitional states, analogies, attention, cognitive style, divergent thinking, flow and optimal experience, metacognition, metaphors, problem-finding, problem-solving, and remote associates. Covers business and organizational creativity in articles about advertising with art, creative visuals, business/management, creativity coaching, creativity exercises, entrepreneurship, group dynamics, innovation, leadership, organizational culture, organizational development, teams, and training, among others. Explicitly examines the complex interrelationship between society and creativity in articles about awards, conformity and conventionality, the creative sector and class of society, cultural diversity, the dark side of creativity, East vs. West, networking, social psychology, war, zeitgeist, and others. Personal and interpersonal creativity is discussed in articles relating to collaboration, family, life stages, mentors, networking, personal creativity and self-actualization. Focuses on scientific information about creativity, there are also articles that discuss brain and neuropsychology, concepts of creativity, definitions of creativity, expertise, longitudinal studies, researching art, artists and art audiences, research methods, phenomenology research and qualitative research. Online version contains an additional 26 biographies of famously creative people"Article| no defined| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Sense of Dance
☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Constance A. Schrader| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Neurocognition of Dance
☯ Full Synopsis : "Dance has always been an important aspect of all human cultures, and the study of human movement and action has become a topic of increasing relevance over the last decade, bringing dance into the focus of the cognitive sciences. This book discusses the wide range of interrelations between body postures and body movements as conceptualised in dance with perception, mental processing and action planning. The volume brings together cognitive scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists, choreographers, and ballet teachers, to discuss important issues regarding dance and cognition. First, scientists introduce ideas that offer different perspectives on human movement and therefore can be applied to dance. Secondly, professionals from the world of dance have their say, reporting on how their creative and pedagogical work relates to cognition and learning. Finally, researchers with personal links to the dance world demonstrate how neurocognitive methods are applied to studying different aspects related to dance. This book is suitable for students and professionals from the fields of psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, sport psychology and sport science, movement science, motor control, motor development, kinesiology, dance, choreography, dance education and dance therapy; to teachers who want to teach dance to students of any age."Article| Bettina Bläsing| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12
☯ Full Synopsis : ""This popular book provides loads of teacher-tested lesson plans and assessment tools that will decrease your preparation time and increase your studentsѫ competency. After listening to requests of the first editionѫs users, the author has packed two more popular field sports and a unique chapter on educational gymnastics into this new edition of Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12. Lessons can cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels and break down each skill as it is introduced. The chapters also integrate the applicable rules and strategies during the learning process and use methods that will keep students active, learning, successful, and completely motivated. In addition to the clear instruction for teaching skills, rules, and strategies, each lesson generates opportunities for students to develop physical, cognitive, and social skills. Each unit is designed to help students gain competency appropriate for their experience level. Formerly published as Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 7 to 12, the book features exciting new material: Detailed introductions of skills and how to practice the mechanics of each skill or dance; Three new chapters (field hockey, lacrosse, and educational gymnastics, the latter of which includes three units that can be used in teaching both gymnastics and creative dance). Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12 provides field-tested lesson plans for 484 classes covering 18 areas of fitness, creative movement and dance, and sports. These professionally prepared plans will not only cut your own prep time but also help you focus on the essentials in each step of your studentsѫ learning process. It is a great resource when you need material for a substitute teacher or when you are asked to submit plans to your school administrator. In addition to the lesson plans, the book and CD-ROM package contains a wealth of teaching and assessment tools, including skills rubrics, portfolio checklists, unit fact sheets, and quizzes. The accompanying CD-ROM enables you to print study sheets, student extension projects, portfolio checklists, unit quizzes, and answer keys. You can also print out any page of the text from the CD-ROM (e.g., lessons, full units, tests)."--Publisher's website."Article| Isobel Kleinman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Rhythmic Activities and Dance
☯ Full Synopsis : "Rhythmic Activities and Dance, Second Edition,is a collection of some of the most popular recreational dance forms, geared for teachers of K-12 students and for recreation directors and leaders who want to teach easy rhythms and dances for fun and fitness. Significantly updated, expanded, and reorganized from the first edition, this second edition features the following: -A new chapter on social dance, focusing on basic rhythmic patterns and introductory steps to help students learn how to waltz, foxtrot, tango, merengue, salsa or mambo, rumba, and swing -Instructions for using cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives to assist in developing appropriate units for your students -An easy-to-use rhythmic activity finder to help you find dances and activities -A stronger focus on social development, including suggestions for setting up a nonthreatening environment and including students of all abilities -Assessment sections providing tips for having students create their own dances and a rubric to assess them, review questions, and observation questions -An accompanying CD that contains the music you need for teaching many of the dances and activities in the book Based on standards from the National Dance Association, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, this book is even more user friendly than its previous edition. The organization moves from easy rhythmic games and activities to specific dances, including line dances, folk dances, mixers, square dances, and social dances. You can select activities across chapters or develop units of instruction per chapter, depending on the interest levels and abilities of your students. The book also contains cross-references to companion music provided on the CD. Having this CD means you will have music for many of the dances and lessons without expending extra funds, time, and effort to find appropriate music. Rhythmic Activities and Dance, Second Edition,is an essential resource for teachers, recreation directors, and recreation leaders looking to include all students and to encourage fit, joyful lifelong movers and learners. With its built-in progression, its wide array of selections, and its flexibility in shaping a dance program, you will not be out of step with this new edition."Article| John Price Bennett| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Adventures in Creative Movement Activities
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book is designed for teachers of all age groups from pre-school to university who wish to use creative movement activities in the classroom, gymnasium, or in the playground. The current school curricula has extended classroom time for music, movement and mime as a new addition to the weekly schedule. This book can be of great assistance in providing additional materials for teachers to use in developing and implementing lessons, especially in the areas of music and movement."Article| Marcia Lou Lloyd| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Karen Clippinger’s first edition of Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology was hailed as the definitive text on the topic. This new edition builds on that success by retaining its scientific perspective while making the material more accessible to students and teachers. What’s New? • A suite of online instructor and student ancillaries to support the text • An improved organization that will help teachers better cover the content in their courses • A reduction of the scientific depth to produce a more reader-friendly book that focuses on the musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology that dancers need to know • Graphics, photos, and anatomical illustrations that demonstrate muscle movements and technique considerations and set the book apart from others in its field Primary Focus While much is new in this second edition, Clippinger retains her emphasis on presenting the anatomical and kinesiological material that is essential for dancers to understand. The text includes descriptions of joint structure, key muscles, common alignment problems, select joint mechanics, and movement analysis and includes sample strength and flexibility exercises for each region of the body. Accessible to a Wider Audience Clippinger has made this second edition more engaging to a wider audience and narrowed the scope of the material so it can be more readily covered in a single undergraduate course. And while many of the text examples are dance-specific, its applied nature and its many illustrations make it a great reference for Pilates, yoga, and fitness instructors as well as dance educators and dedicated dancers. New Ancillaries • An instructor guide featuring a sample syllabus and course outline, chapter outlines, lab assignments, answers to review questions, and sample tests • A presentation package providing slides with text and graphics that reinforce key points • A student web resource including assignments, outlines, study sheets, and 20 video clips that demonstrate technique and correction guidelines This new edition will give teachers a clearer picture of the anatomical and kinesiological factors that aid in generating technique cues and identifying technique problems. It will provide dancers with a better understanding of overcoming technique challenges and preventing injuries. Its solid grounding in the sciences, along with the art and accessible text, will help teachers become more effective and empower dancers to realize their potential and artistic vision. Quotes The first edition of Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology was hailed by reviewers as “most likely to become the definitive text in dance anatomy, kinesiology, and conditioning classes” (Journal of Dance Medicine and Science); “a must for any dance teacher who is serious about helping their students” (Australia Dance Teacher Magazine); and “the most substantive dance science resource to date” (Journal of Dance Education)."Article| Karen Sue Clippinger| Statement ..."