By Barbara Haselbach. Basic principles and models for Nursery and Primary School. The author has had many years' work with Orff Schulwerk which recognizes that dance, language and music represent an original and integrated form of expression. This books shows the relationship of movement to music, to language and poetry, as well as to pictorial or dramatic ideas or objects. One of the intents of the book is to give teachers without professional dance training some stimulation for working with dance education for children from four to ten years old both inside and outside school. It gives the aims, purpose and content of dance education together with material and examples for the teacher interested in dance. 215 pages.
Contents: Part One: Fundamental considerations Survey of various types of dance and movement training The combination of dance, music and language The development of the child's basic powers of movement Play and movement for today's children Curriculum for dance education in nursery and primary schools
Part Two: Preparing the ground for teaching Problems of organisation Different approaches to teaching (imitative-creative) Combination with other subject areas
Part Three: Material for dance education Explanation of notation Preparatory exercises for relaxed movement and music-making The space, time and dynamic aspects of movement performance Summary of various types of movement (characteristics, faults and corrections) Movement accompaniment Improvisation Composition of dances
Part Four: Survey of material according to age groups General aspects of the arrangement of material Characteristics of the three age ranges Tabulated survey of classified material
Part Five: Lesson examples Age range 1: 4-6 years Age range 2: 6-8 years Age range 3: 8-10 years Glossary Bibliography