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Dance Appreciation Ebook With HKPropel Access

Dance Appreciation Ebook With HKPropel Access

$72.00 USD


Product Format
    Dance is an activity that everyone can enjoy, and Dance Appreciation will help students do just that.

    Dance Appreciation is written to encompass the needs of a broad range of dance students, from high school to university level, and is appropriate for students who are new to dance as well as those who are experienced in the art form. The text will help learners discover more about themselves, connect with dance, and make it a relevant and vital part of their lives, whether it is their primary course of study, eventual career path, or simply a way to express themselves and enrich their lives.

    This text is the only dance appreciation resource that offers ancillary materials for instructors:
    • Instructor ancillaries consisting of an instructor guide, test package, and PowerPoint presentation package make the teaching experience both easier and more effective, whether teaching in face-to-face or online settings.
    • Five video segments demonstrate elements of dance and offer associated learning and movement activities, bringing the content to life for students.
    • Textbook elements such as learning objectives, key terms, Enduring Understanding statements, Spotlight special elements, and chapter discussion questions help students navigate the chapters and retain the essential content.
    In addition, related resources delivered through HKPropel supply students with learning activities, individual and group projects, handouts, time lines, suggestions for further reading, video recommendations, and more to facilitate the learning experience.

    Dance Appreciation helps students understand dance from the perspectives of dancers, choreographers, and professionals in other careers related to dance. Students are introduced to a broad range of dance genres, forms, and styles, and they learn to forge a relationship with dance as an art form, connecting it with other academic and artistic disciplines and with their own life experiences.

    The text is organized into three parts. Part I, Exploring Dance, provides a foundational understanding of who dances and why, and it introduces the elements of dance and movement principles. Part II, Selected Dance Genres and Styles, covers Western dance genres, examining classical concert dance forms, hip-hop, and aerial and site-specific dance, highlighting notable artists and events. In part III, Connecting With Dance, students delve into aspects of dance performance and production, learning approaches for viewing and responding to dance performances and exploring the role of global interactions, especially through online content and social media, in developing and transmitting new dance forms and styles. Throughout the text, readers will learn about dance-related career paths.

    Dance Appreciation offers instructors an up-to-date, comprehensive resource—complete with an array of ancillaries—that ensures that students have the opportunity to become informed, discerning, and responsive dance audience members and gain a broad appreciation of dance as an art form and a lifetime physical activity.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.


    Undergraduate text for general education courses in dance.
    Part I. Exploring Dance

    Chapter 1. What Is Dance, and Who Dances?
    Dance Categories
    Dance Processes
    Dance Literacy
    Accessing Dance Through Other Arts

    Chapter 2. Why Do People Dance?
    Dance as Imitation
    Dance as Expression
    Dance as Form

    Chapter 3. Elements of Dance
    Moving Bodies
    Elements of Dance
    Principles of Dance Composition

    Part II. Selected Dance Genres and Styles

    Chapter 4. Social Dance
    Origins of Social Dance
    Evolution of Social Dance in the 20th Century

    Chapter 5. Ballet
    What Is Ballet?
    Primary Ballet Principles
    Origins of Ballet
    Dancers and Training
    Future Directions

    Chapter 6. Modern and Contemporary Modern Dance
    What Is Modern and Contemporary Modern Dance?
    Primary Modern and Contemporary Modern Dance Principles
    Dancers and Training
    Development of Modern Dance
    Future Directions of Contemporary Modern Dance—21st-Century Voices

    Chapter 7. Jazz Dance
    Origins of Jazz Dance
    Primary Principles of Jazz Dance
    Training and Performing
    Major Influences in Jazz Dance
    Female Voices in Jazz Dance—The Next Generation

    Chapter 8. Tap Dance
    Origins of Tap Dance
    Tap Dance in the 20th Century and Beyond
    Styles of Tap Dance
    Dancers and Training

    Chapter 9. Hip-Hop
    Origins of Hip-Hop Dance
    The Five Pillars of Hip-Hop
    Journey Into the Mainstream
    Styles of Hip-Hop
    Commercial Hip-Hop Dance and the Turn of the Century
    A New Millennium and New Directions

    Chapter 10. Aerial and Site-Specific Dance
    Site-Specific Dance
    Aerial Dance

    Part III. Connecting With Dance

    Chapter 11. Dance Production
    Front of House

    Chapter 12. Viewing and Responding to Dance Performances
    Viewing Dance
    Responding to Dance

    Chapter 13. Global Connections in Dance
    Approaching Dance Around the World
    Connected by Common Goals
    Sharing Dance Globally
    Sharing Dance Through Social Media
    Dawn Davis Loring has been writing about dance for over 20 years and has published articles and reviews in the Boston Globe, Dancing Times magazine (UK), the Austin Chronicle, and the Journal of Dance Education, among others. She directed the dance and theatre group Mosaic Dance Body for over a decade and served as a dance administrator in Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, and London. Dawn has been a lecturer at Suffolk University, Bridgewater State University, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and Northwest Vista College in the areas of technique, choreography, dance appreciation, and world dance. Dawn received a BA in dance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in performance and choreography from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Julie L. Pentz is a professor of dance at Kansas State University, where she teaches dance appreciation, tap, jazz, teaching methods, and other courses. She serves on the executive board of directors of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and is a Global Goodwill Ambassador. Her credits include guest appearances at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference, the International Jazz World Congress, and Teatro Libero in Rome. She has also performed in Taiwan, Spain, Ghana, and Kuwait. Julie has a BFA in dance education from Shenandoah University and an MFA in theater arts with a dance emphasis from the University of Arizona. Julie is founder and director of Tap to Togetherness, a community-based initiative focused on building family relations and enhancing child development through tap dance.

    Instructor ancillaries are now available through HKPropel, a new platform that provides easy access to materials and these new features:

    • Free ebooks for instructors, with an ebook reader built into HKPropel
    • Convenient access to all instructor ancillaries in one location
    • Download options—download files to access your ancillary materials offline or develop printed handouts for students
    • Seamless integration with your LMS—compatible with Respondus, Blackboard, and other QTI-enabled LMS applications

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Each chapter in the instructor guide contains the following:

    • Chapter summary
    • Activities, designed to encourage reflection and hone writing and presentation skills, that include individual, group, and class options
    • Ideas for papers and essay topics
    • Stable website links that offer video learning, trusted resources, and further directions for research
    • Teaching Tips to support your teaching and your students’ learning

    Test package. Contains more than 290 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats.

    Presentation package. Includes more than 250 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.