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Teaching Movement & Dance
A Sequential Approach to Rhythmic Movement
Sixth edition (2006)
By Phyllis Weikart  
489 pages

Written by one of the country's leading authorities on movement-based active learning and recreational folk dace, this revised and expanded edition offers improved teaching progressions to help students develop comfort with movement and steady beat independence.

Featuring 134 step-by-step dance notation including more than 30 new dances,  the sixth edition will prove valuable to music and physical education teachers, elementary classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators and supervisors and persons working with older adults. Use with Rhythmically Moving set of 9 CDs (items 850842 or 850843-850851).

For all ages.

Part One: A Sequential Approach to Rhythmic Movement
   Introduction to Part One
   1. The Teaching Model, Movement Core and Support Strategies
   2. Presenting Movement and Dance Activities - Engaging the Learner
   3. Ways to Move - Enabling the Learner
   4. Extending Movement Activities - Extending the Learner
   5. Introducing Folk Dance to Beginners
   6. Folk Dance - The Delivery System

Part Two: Beginning Folk Dances
Beginning Level I Dances: Brian Boru's March, Fjaskern, Haya Ze Basadeh, Irish Stew, Les Saluts, The Little Shoemaker, Oh How Lovely, Progressive Circle Dance, Progressive Circle Dance II, Southwind, Te Ve Orez, Troika, Two-Part Dance, Yankee Doodle

Beginning Level II Dances: Big Circle Dance, Count 64, Sliding, Yankee Doodle II, Zigeunerpolka, Alley Cat, Djurdjevka Kolo, Pata Pata, Peat Fire Flame, Soldier's Joy, All the Way to Galway, Close Encounters, Close Encounters II, The Hustle, Iste Hendek, Bannielou Lambaol, Erev Shel Shoshanim, Nigun, Nigun II, Sneaky Snake, Ais Giorgis, Amos Moses, Dimna Juda, Echo, Happy Feet, Hasapikos, The Little Shoemaker II, Pravo Horo, Tipsy, Ajde Noga Za Nogama, Bulgarian Dance #1, Gaelic Waltz, Kendime, Pata Pata II

Beginning Level III Dances: Bele Kawe, Chiotikos, Cumberland Square, Debka Daluna, Ducec, Hot Pretzels, Jamaican Holiday, Kortanc, La Raspa, Limbo Rock, Man in the Hay, Sham Hareh Golan, Tanko Bushi, Tant' Hessie, Toi Nergis, Ve David, Zemer Atik, The Entertainer, Good Old Days, Popcorn, Twelfth Street Rag, Alunelul, Bossa Nova, Instant Success, Irish Mixer, Jamaican Holiday II, Joe Clark Mixer, Spanish Coffee, Twelfth Street Rag II, Ugros, Apat-Apat, Hole in the Wall, Mexican Mixer

Even Dance Steps: Cherkessiya, Ciocarlanul, Mechol Hagat, Armenian Misirlou, Corrido, Debka Le Adama, Hora Medura, Mayim, Romanian Hora, Dimna Juda Mamo, Dirlada, Sweet Girl, Branle Normand, Debka Kurdit, D'Hammerschmiedsg'selln, Hora, Machar, Makazice Kolo, Niguno Shel Yossi, Seven Jumps, Shibolet Basadeh, Sicilian Tarantella, Bekendorfer Quadrille, Carnavalito, Ersko Kolo, Fado Blanquita, Frunza, Ken Yovdu, Korobushka, Kuma Echa, Pljeskavac Kolo, Road to the Isles, Salty Dog Rag, Savila Se Bela Loza, Setnja

Uneven Dance Steps: Bechatzar Harabbi, Hora Agadati, Hora Bialik, Hora Pe Gheata, Danish Sextur, Hashual, Hora Hassidit, Jambo, Makedonikos Horos, Misirlou-Kritikos, Nebesko Kolo, Sellenger's Round, Hineh Ma Tov, Le'Or Chiyucheck, Ma Na'Vu, Sapri Tama, Doudlebska Polka, Jessie Polka

   Beat Competence Assessment
   Beat Coordination Screening Tool
   Beat Competence and Academic Performance
   Motor Patterns Sequenced by Level of Difficulty
   Suggested Lesson Sequence: Beginning Folk Dance Unit for Older Adults
   Training Options
   Alphabetical Index of Dances


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Great book, makes it easy for anyone to learn and teach movement
Ben G on Aug 24, 2013
great way to incorporate music into the classroom
Margy B on Mar 21, 2013
I'm a music teacher that has designated "movement" days to satisfy physical education minutes for my campus. I'm not a certified P.E. teacher, so I thought I'd satisfy both worlds (movement and music) but beginning to utilize this resource for our movement days!!
Sara R on Apr 1, 2013
I teach elementary general music and recently went to an excellent workshop that taught some of the dances and outlined the principles of this book. I can't wait to start using it in my classroom!
Jennifer K on Mar 16, 2013
I teach dance to active older adults (ages 60 to 90's). Has anyone used this book to teach older adults? Which dances worked best?
sgregory13 s on Jan 13, 2012
Best Answer: Hi,
I have not used this myself with older adults. I have used many of these dances with children. However, I have been to many workshops with music educators and sometimes spouses (non- music educators) dancing to this music. Phyllis Weikert makes it soooo easy to teach dance. This is a solid collection. You can't go wrong.
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Is there anything in this book from Egypt?
Natalie N on Jan 2, 2012
Best Answer: Unfortunately, that book does not have any dances from Egypt. We do carry the book Music in Egypt 821502. This book has a CD. It’s a good resource for an overview of Egyptian music, especially southern and eastern Egyptian. There are no specific dance directions and only one dance is mentioned – a stick dance performed by males, especially at weddings. The material in the book can be used with upper elementary through college, but it’s primarily a resource of information with music examples.
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Does this book have Israeli dances, or Chassidic dances?
Arielle P on Oct 6, 2011
Best Answer: Yes, this book does have Israeli and Chassidic Dances. The following list of songs/dances fall into those categories:

Bechatzar Harabbi (Chassidic)
Debka Daluna (Arab)
Debka Kurdit (Arab)
Debka Le Adama (Arab)
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Haya Ze Basadeh
Hineh Ma Tov (Yemenite)
Hora Agadati
Hora Bialik (Chassidic)
Hora Hassidit (Chassidic)
Hora Medura
Ken Yovdu (Arab)
Kuma Echa
Le’Or Chiyucheck (Yemenite)
Ma Na’Vu (Yemenite)
Mechol Hagat
Niguno Shel Yossi
Sapri Tama (Yemenite)
Sham Hareh Golan
Shibolet Basadeh
Te Ve Orez
Ve David
Zemer Atik (Chassidic)

Hopefully this helps!
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