Complete Guide to Primary Dance Book

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Book and web resource deliver age-appropriate dance training for beginners.

Written by award-winning author Lyn Paine, who has lead training for the National Dance Teachers Association, this is the ultimate guide to teaching dance. It covers all the major topics aspiring dancers need to know, from key skills to warming up, assessing progress, and even why dance is a worthy pursuit. A full 22 units give you the insight and confidence to provide age-appropriate dance instruction for ages 6 and up. A digital companion resource supplements the text with a bank of photos, video clips, warm-ups, and written resources to assist you in your teaching. Video clips show progression in learning through bit-sized steps that will help guide children to create and perform increasingly complex choreography. 120 pages.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Why Dance?
    • What Is Dance and What Makes It Unique?
    • Benefits of Dance
    • Key Skills
    • Dance and Culture
    • Inclusive Practice
    • Dance Beyond the Classroom
    • Dance in the Curriculum
    • High-Quality Dance Outcomes
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2. The Dance Model
    • Brief History of Dance in Education
    • Performing
    • Composing
    • Appreciating
    • Integrated Approach to Performance, Composition and Appreciation
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3. Ingredients of Dance
    • Actions (What the Body Does)
    • Dynamics (How the Body Moves)
    • Space (Where the Body Moves)
    • Relationships (How We Dance with Others)
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4. From Ideas to Dances
    • Planning the Dance Experience
    • Planning for Progression
    • Teaching and Learning Strategies
    • Types of Dance
    • Styles of Dance
    • Choreographic Knowledge for the Teacher
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5. Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Safe Practice
    • Warming Up
    • Cooling Down
    • Safe Practice
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6. Managing the Learning
    • Establishing an Ethos
    • Managing Behavior
    • Establishing Routines
    • Managing the Space
    • Pace and Momentum
    • Groupings
    • Differentiation
    • Non-Participants
    • Dance Space
    • Role of the Adult
    • Inclusive Practice
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7. Assessing Dance
    • Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment)
    • Summative Assessment
    • How Do Children Develop in Dance?
    • Expectations for Dance
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8. Dance and the Curriculum
    • Creative Curriculum
    • Dance and Literacy
    • Dance and Numeracy
    • Dance and Science
    • Dance and Physical Education
    • Dance and the Arts
    • Dance and Humanities
    • Dance and Information Technology
    • Dance, Design and Technology
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9. Resources for Dance
    • Music for Dance
    • Professional Dance
    • Professional Dance Artists
    • Summary