Creative Dance for All Ages

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by Anne Green Gilbert.

This classic text is an easy to read, teacher friendly manual, replete with hundreds of ideas, lesson plans, photos and how-to suggestions for any teacher of movement and dance. The information covers fifteen different Space, Time, Force, Movement, and Body concepts. Lesson plans focus on preschoolers through adults. Special sections address class management, special education, assessment, videos, books, music, and props.

Contents:

PART ONE — THEORY

What is Creative Dance: The Elements of Dance

Why Learn Creative Dance: Learning Outcomes

Where Is Creative Dance Taught: Places and Spaces

When Is Creative Dance Taught: Times and Lengths of Lessons

Who Experiences Creative Dance: Age Groupings, Developmental Stages, Special Populations

How are Creative Dance Classes Structured: Starting Out, Planning Lessons, Helpful Hints, Performances

PART TWO — METHOD

Warming Up: Quick Warm-ups, Exercises

Dance Technique

EXPLORING ELEMENTS OF DANCE: IDEAS AND LESSONS

SPACE:

Self and General Space

Level: High, Middle, Low

Size: Big, Medium, Little; Near Reach, Far Reach

Direction: Forward, Backward; Right Side, Left Side; Up, Down

Pathway: Straight, Curved, Zigzag

Focus: Singing Focus, Multi-Focus

TIME:

Speed: Slow, Medium, Fast

Rhythm: Pulse, Breath, Pattern, Accent

FORCE:

Energy: Smooth, Sharp

Weight: Strong, Light

Flow: Free, Bound

BODY

Body Parts

Body Shapes: Curved, Straight, Angular, Twisted, Symmetrical, Assymmetrical

Relationships

Balance: On-Balance, Off-Balance

MOVEMENT:

Locomotor Movement

Nonlocomotor Movement

Cooling Down

Additional Lesson Plans for Infants through Seniors

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