Building Dances, Second Edition

Human Kinetics

Item No. 837620
Alt. Part # 9780736050890
UPC Code 9780736050890
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Building Dances A Guide to Putting Movements Together By Susan McGreevy-Nichols, Helene Scheff, Marty Sprague Book and Dance Cards This second edition book takes you step by step through the process of making dances and puts you in the role of facilitator rather than demonstrator. Even if you've
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Building Dances A Guide to Putting Movements Together By Susan McGreevy-Nichols, Helene Scheff, Marty Sprague Book and Dance Cards This second edition book takes you step by step through the process of making dances and puts you in the role of facilitator rather than demonstrator. Even if you've never taught or choreographed dance before, Building Dances, Second Edition, provides all the tools and blueprints you need to help students in grades K-12 put movements together to create dances. Over 245 teacher-tested ideas!Features: Sample lesson plans Guidelines for teaching the skills involved Age-appropriate forms and sample rubrics Student assessment forms and sample rubrics Cross-references to national standards for dance and for physical education A glossary that explains important dance terms in everyday language The book is accompanied by a unique deck of Deal a Dance cards that provide about 230 movement examples and ideas that students can try out right away. These cards are excellent hands-on tools for stimulating students' creativity and inventiveness in the dance-making process. You can use them for a single lesson, a unit or an entire semester of work.Building Dances, Second Edition, will help you stimulate your students' imaginations so that they can experience the joy of building their own dances. 162 pages.Contents:Chapter 1: Laying a Foundation: Basic Building Blocks, What Makes a Dance?, Relationship Between Creativity and Choreography, Three Parts of a Lesson, Safety Tips, Three Sample Lesson Plans, Three Parts of a Dance Chapter 2: Identifying Building Supplies: Basic Materials for Building Dances, Movement Skills, Movement Elements, Celebrating Cultural Diversity, Historical and Social Perspectives, Who, What, Where and When of Music, Organizing Music Chapter 3: Constructing the Frame and the Roof: Meaningful Organization of Materials, Structure and Choreographic Form, Characterization and Story Line, Sounds and Music, Props, Costumes, Set Pieces and Scenery, Full Production Chapter 4: Adding Architectural Details: Customizing Dances, Accents, Gestures, Stylizing, Expressive Qualities Chapter 5: Putting It All Together: The Choreographic Process, Step 1: Choose Subject Matter, Step 2: Explore and Select Movements, Step 4: Explore Possibilities, Step 5: Refine and Memorize Choreography, Step 6: Add Finishing Touches, Step 7: Perform the Choreography Chapter 6: Inspecting Your Creation: Observation to Assessment, Student Assessment: Standards, Criteria and Rubrics,, Outcomes for Dance: Six Areas of Assessment Chapter 7: Building Dances from Blueprints: Implementing the Choreographic Process, Deal a Dance, Picture Dance, Words, Sentences and Paragraphs, Story Dance, Write What I See, Machine Dances, Costume and Prop Dance, Decode a Dance, Create a Culture, On the Move Dance, Holiday Dance, Out of This World, Four Seasons, Animal Kingdom, It's All Around Us
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