Dancing with Difference by Ashley, L.As the global vicissitudes of migration unfold so does ethnic difference in the classroom, and this book offers a timely examination of teaching about culturally different dances. At a time when the world of dance is, on the one hand, seemingly becoming more like fusion cookery there is another faction promoting isolation and preservation of tradition. How, if at all, may these two worlds co-exist in dance education? Understanding teaching about culturally different dances from postmodern, postcolonial, pluralist and critical perspectives creates an urgent demand to develop relevant pedagogy in dance education. What is required to support dance educators into the next phase of dance education, so as to avoid teaching from within a Eurocentric, creative dance model alone? An ethnographic investigation with teachers in New Zealand lays a foundation for the examination of issues, challenges and opportunities associated with teaching about culturally different dances. Concerns and issues surrounding notions of tradition, innovation, appropriation, interculturalism, social justice and critical pedagogy emerge. Engaging with both practice and theory is a priority in this book, and a nexus model, in which the theoretical fields of critical cultural theory, semiotics, ethnography and anthropology can be activated as teachers teach, is proposed as informing approaches to teaching about culturally different dances. Even though some practical suggestions for teaching are presented, the main concern is to motivate further thinking and research into teaching about dancing with cultural difference. Cover Photo Photo credits go to lester de Vere photography ltd. Dancing with Difference (2009). Directed and co-choreographed for AUT University Bachelor of Dance by Linda Ashley with Jonelle Kawana, Yoon-jee Lee, Keneti Muaiava, Aya Nakamura, Siauala Nili, Valance Smith, Sakura Stirling and dancers. Won first prize in the 2009, Viva Eclectika, Aotearoa's Intercultural Dance and Music Biennial Challenge run by NZ-Asia Association Inc NZ and the NZ Diversity Action Programme.
Call Number: 793.31071 ASH
Publication Date: 2012
The Student Dancer by Buckroyd, J.This work deals with the psychological as opposed to the physical aspects of dance training. In The Student Dancer Julia Buckroyd brings together the fields of education, welfare, counselling and psychology in relation to dance teaching and training. She considers the ways these can deepen our understanding of the human dimension of dance training, and how they can be practically applied in vocational training schools. Following the substantial body of evidence which shows a high incidence of illness, smoking, injury and eating disorders among dancers and trainees, Buckroyd argues that current dance training is damaging to the welfare of students and needs to change. With examples of good practice, and many ideas, arguments and proposals, she looks at questions such as: the self and the body; adolescence and dance training; learning in groups; male trainees; eating disorders; and career transition. This book is aimed at teachers, students and administrators involved in professional dance training, and professional dance companies. It is also useful for parents of dance trainees as well as for students and teachers in other performance disciplines.
Call Number: 792.8019 BUC
Publication Date: 2000
Anatomy of Movement by Calais-Germain, B.Anatomy of Movement presents a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author guides the reader on a lively tour of the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints of the arms, legs and trunk. The focus throughout the book is on anatomy not for its own sake, but in its functional relationship to the actual movements of the body in dance, exercise, and other physical disciplines. In this newly-revised edition, a majority of the thousand-plus illustrations are new or have been modified by the author from the original edition. The text has also been updated, and the sequencing of the presentation of the musculoskeletal anatomy has been revised in part.
Call Number: 612.76 CAL
Publication Date: 2007
Dance and Dancers' Injuries by Chris CaldwellDancing is an art form, as well as a sport. To reach the top, dancers have to go through punishing training regimes, pushing their bodies to the limit. This inevitably leads to injuries that need specialist treatment. This title is an informative and easy-to-read book, illustrated with photographs and line drawings, which should help physiotherapists, dancers, parents of dancers and dance teachers to understand the specific problems that dancers suffer. The book addresses: dancers and their injury problems; warming up and warming down; factors causing injury and affecting recovery; traumatic injuries - from first aid to rehabilitation; young dancers and injuries; overuse injuries; injuries to specific parts of the body; inside a dancer's mind from the therapist's view; and medical provision.
Call Number: 617.1027 CAL
Publication Date: 2002
Close Encounters by Chappell, K. ; Craft, A. ; Rolfe, L. ; Jobbins, V.Young people today need to be flexible, imaginative and resilient and to use their creativity holistically and appropriately. "Close Encounters" shows how creativity and the special relationships that facilitate it can be nurtured within education through dance. Dance Partners for Creativity, an intensive two-year qualitative research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, underpins this book. It shows that dance-based partnerships have a place in the kinds of education futures that will have to be made in the 21st century. The enquiry and research-based ideas about dance-based partnership's role in current and future education presented will greatly enrich the thinking of practitioners, researchers and policy makers interested in arts practices and educational futures.
Call Number: 782.8 CHA
Publication Date: 2011
Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology by Clippinger, K.All dancers are looking to achieve optimal performance--and Dance Anatomy and Kinesiologywill help them do just that. This text helps dancers learn anatomical and biomechanical principles as they apply to dance performance. It focuses on optimal dance movement and the related principles for understanding the function of body joints. And by applying those principles, dancers can help reduce their risk of injury and enhance their performance longevity. In addition, Dance Anatomy and Kinesiologyincludes special practical applications: -Concept Demonstrations provide hands-on exercises to try. -Tests and Measurements are specific to selected regions of the body. -Dance Cues help analyze cue effectiveness and promote optimal movement execution. -Study Questions and Applications help apply chapter concepts. -Attachments provide the pronunciations, attachments, and key actions of the primary muscles covered in this text. The first two chapters cover the skeletal and muscular systems as they apply to dance and provide basic anatomical terminology and concepts. Chapters 3 through 7 delve into specific areas of the body--the spine, the pelvic girdle and hip joint, the knee and patellofemoral joints, the ankle and foot, and the upper extremity. These chapters encompass primary bones, muscles, joints, alignment deviations, mechanics, and injuries for the given region, with special considerations for dance. They present strength and flexibility exercises to help dancers improve technique and prevent injuries. And they contain many practical exercises and examples that are specific to dance technique to help dancers apply the material. The material is augmented by more than 250 illustrations and nearly 350 photographs, which will appeal to the visual learning abilities of many dancers and reinforce the connection between technique and art. The final chapter presents a schema to help analyze full-body dance movements to determine optimal execution. Dance Anatomy and Kinesiologyoffers valuable scientific knowledge and understanding for dancers, helping them to blend anatomical and kinesiological principles with artistic expression. Such a blend of science and art will empower dancers to realize their potential and expand their artistic vision.
Harnessing the Wind by Erkert, J.Harnessing the Wind: The Art of Teaching Modern Dancegives you the theoretical knowledge, the practical tips, and the inspiration to prepare the next generation of dancers to meet the demands of contemporary dance. This book combines information about constructing and presenting a dance class with personal reflections about the art of teaching modern dance and integrating somatic theories, scientific research, and contemporary aesthetic practices. It provides new teachers with a solid theoretical base and incites experienced teachers to reexamine and revitalize their teaching. The book asks dance instructors to make conscious choices about what, why, and how they teach. Advocating an individualistic approach, it helps teachers understand how their personal dance interests and interpretations influence their teaching styles. Part I, "The Vision," provides a philosophical perspective. It defines the role of technique and explores the delicate job of nurturing the artist during the quest for technical control. Part II, "Class Preparation," is where the planning process takes shape. This section shows how to - set strategies and realistic goals to lay the groundwork for a carefully built progression of movement skills; - use rituals to facilitate centering; - safely incorporate conditioning principles into dance training, thus encouraging the development of powerful and resilient dancers; - understand the interplay between gravity and rhythm, space and energy to shape phrasing; and - sequence exercises effectively using helpful graphs and planning guides. Part III, "Class Presentation," covers essential issues such as pacing, making good corrections, building images to enhance movement learning, and collaborating successfully with musicians. Finally, part IV, "Professional Concerns," embraces important issues that touch the teaching professional, such as how to objectively analyze and critique a very subjective subject--the body--and how to maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Learning Aids: Investigations and Reflections Each chapter is followed by a series of investigations and a reflection designed to challenge and inspire students and teachers. The investigations are concise exercises that explore theories both in and out of the classroom. They cover a range of activities including writing, drawing, chart making, observing, and experiential processing. The reflections provide insight to a dancer's world. Told through the eyes of a dance teacher, these narratives unveil the intangibles that are taught in dance, such as breathing, centering, playfulness, presence, and discipline. Teacher Resources The appendixes are full of practical tools, including a sample syllabus, sample grading policies, placement goals for four levels of technique, and assessment and evaluation forms. Throughout the book, abstract and highly imagistic photographs by dance photographers Erika Dufour and William Frederking provide a powerful visual stimulus that captures mood, motion, and emotion. This book provides dance students the information and theory necessary to begin the task of teaching. For seasoned teachers, it will inspire new questions and introduce new possibilities. Either way, readers will unleash a world of potential with Harnessing the Wind.
A Toolkit of Motivational Skills by Fuller, C. ; Taylor, P.How do you motivate someone to change a pattern of behaviour? This is an issue faced daily by professionals working in healthcare and criminal justice systems. Motivational interviewing is a style of communication developed for working with substance abuse, but found to be effective for work with a variety of people who are struggling with the idea of behaviour change. This workbook is a complete guide to the motivational approach for any professional who needs to help others to change.
Dance Anatomy by Greene Haas, J.Powerful, expressive, and compelling! Now you can see what it takes to be a stronger, more elegant dancer. Featuring over 200 full-color illustrations, Dance Anatomyvisually depicts the unique relationship between muscle development and aesthetic movement as never before. Dance Anatomyfeatures 82 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote perfect alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries. In stunning detail, the accompanying illustration captures the dancer in motion and highlights the active muscles associated with each movement. You'll learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas to enhance flexibility and reduce muscle tension. You'll also learn to put it all together to personalize a program based on your style of dance, level of expertise, and individual needs and goals. Whether you seek to optimize performance, add a new movement to your repertoire, or minimize muscle fatigue, stress, and injury, Dance Anatomyis your perfect partner.
Call Number: 612.044088792
Publication Date: 2010
The Dancer's Body by Huwyler, J.S.A text and reference book on the anatomy and medical aspects of dance. The author, an orthopaedician in private practice in Zurich, Switzerland, is an internationally renowned expert on dance injuries and related medical issues.
Teaching Skills in Further and Adult Education by Minton, D.This best-selling text has been fully revised and updated for the new City & Guilds 7302 award and stages one and two of the 7407 award. As well as being endorsed by City & Guilds and written in line with the new awards, the book benefits from David Minton's experience in teaching FE and Adult Education teachers. He is able to provide insight into practical aspects of how to manager a classroom and get the job done in sometimes difficult circumstances.
Call Number: 371.3 MIN
Publication Date: 2005
Creative Movement and Dance in Groupwork by Payne, J.A strong link exists between movement and emotions. This innovative book explores that link and provides 180 practical activities with a clear rationale for the use of dance movement to enrich therapy programmes. It presents an inspiring range of session ideas and insights. It features session plans divided into warm-ups, introductions to themes, development of themes and warm-downs. It explores many areas including developmental movement processes, non-verbal communication, and expression communication.
Safe Dance Practice by Quin, E. ; Rafferty, S. ; Tomlinson, C.Every dancer of every age, ability, and style should be able to engage fully in the act of dancing and be encouraged to achieve their potential without risk of harm to the body or mind. Practical information on all aspects of safe practice that is not too simplistic or complex has not always been easy to find. Enter Safe Dance Practice, by Edel Quin, Sonia Rafferty, and Charlotte Tomlinson. With nearly 60 years of collective experience in the dance profession as creative artists, teachers, and researchers, the authors translate extensive research and evidence-based practice in order to present the principles of safe practice that are essential to any dance experience. Guidelines in Implementing Principles The authors offer evidence-based guidelines on implementing diverse principles in practice, informing and supporting dance practitioners in an ever-growing pool of styles and genres. These guidelines and principles are of use not only to dancers and dance educators but also to choreographers, rehearsal and company directors, and studio managers. The information is underpinned by research in dance science and applied with contextual delivery in mind, ensuring an engaging experience for those accessing the book. Benefits to Readers The authors guide readers in these aspects: * Facilitating a physically and psychologically safe and supportive dance environment * Understanding principles of anatomy and biomechanically sound alignment * Implementing effective physiological preparation and progression through warm-up and cool-down protocols as well as supplementary fitness and conditioning * Minimizing risk of injury and understanding injury management aligned with appropriate rest and recovery strategies * Incorporating advice on nutrition and hydration for enhanced performance and healthy dance practice * Tailoring delivery to the specific needs and demographics of participants for diverse engagement with dance * Evaluating personal practice in order to assess and monitor effective application of the principles Holistic and Inclusive Approach Safe Dance Practice takes a multidisciplinary approach to the components of dancing safely, integrating principles without compromising dancers'' artistic creativity and expression. The authors examine not only the immediate variables associated with occurrence of injury but also delve into contributing factors, such as nutrition, alignment, rest and recovery, and supplementary fitness and conditioning. This comprehensive approach is evident throughout, including a dedicated chapter that will help readers apply the principles to dancers of diverse ages, standards, and physical abilities. Features of the Book Safe Dance Practice includes * diagrams that illustrate ideal and compensated alignment and posture, which readers can apply when assessing all dancers in all genres; * case studies that help readers contextualize their learning as they see it portrayed in an applied environment; * at-a-glance chapter summaries and highlighted key points to help readers retain criticaal information; * cross-referencing to guide readers to related information in other areas of the book; and * sources for additional information. Safe Dance Practice contains 11 chapters, which can be accessed sequentially or studied in any order. The first eight chapters present environmental, anatomical, physical, and psychological principles of safe dance practice. Each chapter includes strategies and examples for putting the principles into practice in relation to dance styles and settings. Chapter 9 focuses on injury awareness and management, and chapter 10 offers guidelines on adapting the principles to a range of dance populations. Chapter 11 helps readers to understand the value of continued monitoring of their practice and includes a checklist of safe practices. Six appendixes supply a series of aids and templates to use as learning resources for ongoing professional development. This text offers pragmatic recommendations from the authors, who combine scientific fact with experience. The principles are presented in a practical fashion with many specific examples. The take-home messages, checklists, and templates make this text accessible and valuable. Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice Safe Dance Practice bridges the gap between academic research and its application for dancers and educators in all levels and genres. It illuminates the principles of working safely in dance so as to support best practice and encourages all dance practitioners and leaders to better understand, communicate, and apply principles of safe dance practice. With its applied perspective on dance science, Safe Dance Practice will resonate with readers who want their dance experience to be factually endorsed while allowing sufficient scope for artistic expression. Such evidence-based practice will enable readers to access wider sources of information to aid their ongoing development whilst empowering them to take responsibility for their own safe dance practice and that of others with whom they interact.
Call Number: 792.80289 QUI
Publication Date: 2015
Dance Teacher's Survival Guide by Sexton, K. ; Palmer, M. (Illustrator)Dance lessons have the potential to be exciting, creative and fun. They can be a time for children to explore ideas about the world they live in, experiment with the ways their bodies move and learn to appreciate this most physical of art forms by combining it with others...Or they can be your worst nightmare This very down-to-earth book is written for Primary and Secondary school teachers who are faced with teaching their students Dance as part of the national curriculum, but who have no specialist dance training. This book shows how to do it. Ideas in this book will also be of interest to community groups, nursery teachers and other professionals working creatively with children. The book explains how to structure a lesson, set and develop tasks, and gives specific examples of tried and tested things to say and do to get the children moving creatively. There are also seven different schemes of work suggested for Key Stages 1-3.
The Art of Dance in Education by Smith-Autard, J.M.This text offers a theoretical and practical framework for the teaching of dance in education. Jacqueline Smith-Autard seeks to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of teaching the art of dance by: examining the processes of composing, performing and appreciating dances; and analyzing how dance education can contribute towards artistic, aesthetic and cultural education. This second edition is updated to cover developments in teaching practice.
Teaching and Supporting Learning in Further Education by Susan WallaceThe second edition of this popular text has been revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the qualifications for new and in-service teachers in further education. Including a new introduction and a new chapter on theories of teaching and learning, this practical book provides guidance and materials to help teachers meet the standards of practice at all three stages of their professional development: introduction, intermediate and certification.