This is a useful resource for physical education and dance teachers. Seven easy-to-follow student tasks help to summarise the dance making process, from choosing a topic, solving movement problems and creating movement phrases through to designing, revising and finally performing a completed dance. Worksheets help students to get involved in the process by encouraging them to make their own choices, do research on their selected dance topics and work together as a group towards a finished piece. This work provides teachers with hands-on tools, innovative ideas, and step-by-step procedures to follow when producing a student dance project.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Dance and Integrated Projects; Part I: Inspiration: From Selected Topics to Short Movement Phrases; Chapter 2: Concept Task: Choosing a Topic; Chapter 3: Investigation Task: Researching the Topic; Chapter 4: Exploration Task: Identifying Important Aspects of the Topic; Part II: Dance Design: From Solving Movement Problems to Exhibition; Chapter 5: Selection Task: Devising Movement Problems; Chapter 6: Development Task: Solving Movement Problems; Chapter 7: Refinement Task: Designing a Dance; Chapter 8: Exhibition Task: Revising and Performing Student Work; Part III: Integrated Projects: From Thematic Planning to Exhibition; Chapter 9: Defining Integrated Projects; Chapter 10: Creating an Integrated Project: The Process Is the Process; Chapter 11: Moving the Project Forward; Chapter 12: Sparking Students' Interest: Effective Teaching, Facilitating, and Coaching; Chapter 13: Exhibiting Integrated Projects; Part IV: Three Complete Themes and Integrated Projects; Chapter 14: Math: It's All In The Words (K - 4th grade); Chapter 15: Community: Community Quilt (5th grade - 8th grade); Chapter 16: Prejudice and Human Rights: Anna and the King (high school).
Marty Sprague is a professional choreographer and performer with thirty years experience in public dance education. Helene Scheff has been a dance educator and administrator for 45 years in both the public and private sectors. Susan McGreevy-Nichols is the national director of Arts, Planning and School Support for the Galef Institute in Los Angeles. She was a dance teacher for over 25 years.