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Beginning Tap Dance With HKPropel Access

Author: Lisa Lewis

$42.00 USD

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$42.00 USD

ISBN: 9781450411981

©2013

Page Count: 136


Beginning Tap Dance With HKPropel Access introduces students to tap dance techniques and cultivates an appreciation of tap dance as a performing art. Focusing on novice dancers, experienced tap dancer and dance instructor Lisa Lewis offers step-by-step instruction to help beginning tap dancers match the beat of their enthusiasm to the rhythm of their feet!

Designed for students enrolled in introductory tap dance courses, Beginning Tap Dance contains concise descriptions of exercises, steps, and techniques. Related online tools delivered via HKPropel feature more than 70 video clips of tap steps with verbal cues to help students review content from class or learn other beginning steps. It also contains learning features to support and extend students’ knowledge of tap dance, including assignments, e-journaling prompts, tests of tap dance terminology, a glossary, and links to further study.

The book introduces the dance form by detailing its physical and mental benefits. Students learn about etiquette, proper attire, class expectations, health, and injury prevention for dancers. After basic dance steps are introduced, tap steps are presented in groups with one, two, three, and four or more sounds. Chapters also introduce students to the history, major works, artists, styles, and aesthetics of tap dance as a performing art. 

Beginning Tap Dance is ideal to support both academic and kinesthetic learning. Instructions, photos, and video clips of techniques help students practice outside of class. The text and online learning tools complement studio teaching by providing historical, artistic, and practical knowledge of tap dance plus activities, assessments, and support in skill acquisition. With Beginning Tap Dance, students can learn and enjoy performing tap dance as they gain an appreciation of the dance form. 

Beginning Tap Dance is a part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series includes resources for ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and hip-hop dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text has related online learning tools including video clips of dance instruction, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a collection of guides to learning, performing, and viewing dance. 

A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.

Audience

Textbook for beginning tap dance students in dance, fine arts, physical education, and general education courses in colleges or universities as well as K-12 magnet arts schools and advanced high school dance programs.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Tap Dance

Defining Tap Dance

Benefits of Studying Tap Dance

Basics of Tap Class

Expectations and Etiquette for Students

Structure of Tap Class

The Learning Process

Appreciating Tap Dance as a Performing Art

Summary

Chapter 2. Preparing for Class

Dressing for Class

Foot Care and Personal Hygiene

Carrying Dance Gear

Selecting Tap Shoes

Preparing Yourself Mentally and Physically

Summary

Chapter 3. Safety and Health

Studio Safety

Personal Safety

Basic Anatomy

Basic Kinesiology

Preventing and Treating Common Dance Injuries Maintaining Good Posture

Understanding Fitness

Getting Proper Nutrition, Hydration, and Rest

Summary

Chapter 4. Learning and Performing Tap Dance

Languages of Tap

Learning Tap Steps

Learning Tap Technique

Understanding Musicality

Understanding Artistry

Applying Aesthetic Principles to Tap Dance

Preparing for Class Performance Testing

Summary

Chapter 5. Tap Dance Steps

Understanding Movement

Foot Positions and Symbols

Locomotor Movements With Even Rhythms

Locomotor Movements With Uneven Rhythms

Basic Dance Steps

Tap Steps With One Sound

Tap Steps With Two Sounds

Tap Steps With Three Sounds

Tap Steps With Four or More Sounds

Summary

Chapter 6. Developing Tap Technique

Pre–Warm-Up

Warm-Up

At the Barre

Across the Floor

Centre Floor

Cool-Down

Summary

Chapter 7. History of Tap Dance

Irish Dance

English Step Dance

African Dance

Native American Dance

Minstrel Shows

Vaudeville

Motion Pictures

Artists in Tap Dance

Styles and Aesthetics in Tap Dance

Summary

Lisa Lewis, PhD, is an associate professor in the health and human performance department at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Lewis started her professional dance training under master teachers Mallory Graham and Danny Hoctor, and later she studied in New York City under the legendary jazz teacher Frank Hatchett and tap professional Maurice Hines at Hines-Hatchett studio (currently Broadway Dance Center). Dr. Lewis developed online tap dance components for beginners while instructing tap dance at Middle Tennessee State University.

Lisa Lewis

Beginning Tap Dance With HKPropel Access

$42.00 USD

Beginning Tap Dance With HKPropel Access introduces students to tap dance techniques and cultivates an appreciation of tap dance as a performing art. Focusing on novice dancers, experienced tap dancer and dance instructor Lisa Lewis offers step-by-step instruction to help beginning tap dancers match the beat of their enthusiasm to the rhythm of their feet!

Designed for students enrolled in introductory tap dance courses, Beginning Tap Dance contains concise descriptions of exercises, steps, and techniques. Related online tools delivered via HKPropel feature more than 70 video clips of tap steps with verbal cues to help students review content from class or learn other beginning steps. It also contains learning features to support and extend students’ knowledge of tap dance, including assignments, e-journaling prompts, tests of tap dance terminology, a glossary, and links to further study.

The book introduces the dance form by detailing its physical and mental benefits. Students learn about etiquette, proper attire, class expectations, health, and injury prevention for dancers. After basic dance steps are introduced, tap steps are presented in groups with one, two, three, and four or more sounds. Chapters also introduce students to the history, major works, artists, styles, and aesthetics of tap dance as a performing art. 

Beginning Tap Dance is ideal to support both academic and kinesthetic learning. Instructions, photos, and video clips of techniques help students practice outside of class. The text and online learning tools complement studio teaching by providing historical, artistic, and practical knowledge of tap dance plus activities, assessments, and support in skill acquisition. With Beginning Tap Dance, students can learn and enjoy performing tap dance as they gain an appreciation of the dance form. 

Beginning Tap Dance is a part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series includes resources for ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and hip-hop dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text has related online learning tools including video clips of dance instruction, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a collection of guides to learning, performing, and viewing dance. 

A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.

Audience

Textbook for beginning tap dance students in dance, fine arts, physical education, and general education courses in colleges or universities as well as K-12 magnet arts schools and advanced high school dance programs.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Tap Dance

Defining Tap Dance

Benefits of Studying Tap Dance

Basics of Tap Class

Expectations and Etiquette for Students

Structure of Tap Class

The Learning Process

Appreciating Tap Dance as a Performing Art

Summary

Chapter 2. Preparing for Class

Dressing for Class

Foot Care and Personal Hygiene

Carrying Dance Gear

Selecting Tap Shoes

Preparing Yourself Mentally and Physically

Summary

Chapter 3. Safety and Health

Studio Safety

Personal Safety

Basic Anatomy

Basic Kinesiology

Preventing and Treating Common Dance Injuries Maintaining Good Posture

Understanding Fitness

Getting Proper Nutrition, Hydration, and Rest

Summary

Chapter 4. Learning and Performing Tap Dance

Languages of Tap

Learning Tap Steps

Learning Tap Technique

Understanding Musicality

Understanding Artistry

Applying Aesthetic Principles to Tap Dance

Preparing for Class Performance Testing

Summary

Chapter 5. Tap Dance Steps

Understanding Movement

Foot Positions and Symbols

Locomotor Movements With Even Rhythms

Locomotor Movements With Uneven Rhythms

Basic Dance Steps

Tap Steps With One Sound

Tap Steps With Two Sounds

Tap Steps With Three Sounds

Tap Steps With Four or More Sounds

Summary

Chapter 6. Developing Tap Technique

Pre–Warm-Up

Warm-Up

At the Barre

Across the Floor

Centre Floor

Cool-Down

Summary

Chapter 7. History of Tap Dance

Irish Dance

English Step Dance

African Dance

Native American Dance

Minstrel Shows

Vaudeville

Motion Pictures

Artists in Tap Dance

Styles and Aesthetics in Tap Dance

Summary

Lisa Lewis, PhD, is an associate professor in the health and human performance department at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Lewis started her professional dance training under master teachers Mallory Graham and Danny Hoctor, and later she studied in New York City under the legendary jazz teacher Frank Hatchett and tap professional Maurice Hines at Hines-Hatchett studio (currently Broadway Dance Center). Dr. Lewis developed online tap dance components for beginners while instructing tap dance at Middle Tennessee State University.

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