Recent scientific research supports the important role movement plays in developing the brain. This highly anticipated text reviews this research and describes how to effectively present holistic lessons to engage all learners and help dancers "to think as well as to move." Anne Green Gilbert explores innovative teaching methods for infants through seniors.
A must for all interested in creative dance - from the novice to the experienced dance educator!
This book approaches the subject of teaching dance through an understanding of the lesson plan, and includes the "BrainDance." Besides making connections between "how students learn best and how best to teach," each chapter contains new ways to explore dance concepts so to develop technical, compositional and reflective skills.
This is a great companion to Creative Dance for All Ages (item 805110), adding the more about BrainDance and brain information.
Eric Chappelle's BrainDance Music CD (item 851895) and the Music for Creative Dance: Contrast & Continuum CD series (items 850219-850222) correlate with this book.
Chapter 1. Lesson Plan Section: Warming Up
Chapter 2. Lesson Plan Section: Exploring the Concept
Chapter 3. Lesson Plan Section: Developing Skills
Chapter 4. Lesson Plan Section: Creating
Chapter 5: Lesson Plan Section: Cooling Down
Appendix A: Neurological Development and Appropriate Dance Content
Appendix B: Assessment
Appendix C: Motif Notation and Language of Dance
Appendix D: Patterns of Coordination
Appendix E: Three Articles
Appendix F: Creative Dance Crib Sheet
Appendix G: Lesson Plans
Appendix H: Resources