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Discovering Dance eBook With Web Resources

Discovering Dance eBook With Web Resources

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    Discovering Dance opens up a world of opportunities for high school students who have little or no dance experience. The text, available in print and electronic forms, helps students understand the fundamentals of creating, performing, analyzing, understanding, responding to, connecting with, and evaluating dance in its various genres. It meets national and state dance education standards and addresses 21st-century learning goals. As such, it offers a complete introductory dance curriculum with the flexibility of being used for one or more years of instruction.

    Discovering Dance is the ideal text to use in introducing the fundamentals of dance to students with little or no dance experience. Through this text, students can do the following:

    • Meet national and state standards in dance education and learn from a pedagogically sound scope and sequence that allow them to address 21st-century learning goals.
    • Discover dance through creating, performing, analyzing, understanding, responding to, connecting with, and evaluating dance and dance genres.
    • Experience dance as performers, choreographers, and audience members as they learn about dance through societal, cultural, historical, art, and entertainment contexts.
    • Step into a flexible dance curriculum that is appropriate for one or more years of instruction.
    • Build on their dance experience, whether they want to further explore dance or choreography or otherwise factor dance into college or career goals
    • Use student web resources to enhance their learning.
    • Discover that dance provides fun ways of staying fit and being socially active.
    • Acquire knowledge through the technology-infused student learning activities in the chapters.
    • Enhance learning by completing chapter portfolio assignments over the term.


    Discovering Dance has many distinctive features that help students connect with the material and help teachers facilitate the students’ exploration and mastery of dance fundamentals:

    • Sixteen chapters help students understand their movement potential; science and nutrition; genres; introductory composition; performance and production; historical, social, folk, and cultural dance; dance on stage; and dance in college, in careers, and throughout life.
    • Content helps students create, perform, analyze, understand, respond to, connect with, and evaluate dance and dance forms.
    • Text is keyed to the language of dance standards.
    • Spotlight and Did You Know elements appear in each chapter to connect class learning to dance in the real world.
    • The curriculum meets state and national standards in dance education and offers enhanced technology and media connections, including both teacher and student web resources.
    • The four-color book is available in print, e-book, and enhanced interactive iBook formats to facilitate hands-on learning and bring the content to life.
    • Explore More sections lead students to learn more about selected social, folk, cultural, and contemporary dance styles.

    Audience

    Textbook for high school Dance I courses. Textbook for middle school and other introductory dance courses in universities.

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    How to Use the Web Resources

    Part I. Foundations of Dance
    Chapter 1. Dance for All
    Chapter 2. Safety, Health, and Wellness
    Chapter 3. Elements of Dance
    Chapter 4. Basics of Dance Composition

    Part II. Dance in Society
    Chapter 5. History of Dance
    Chapter 6. Social Dance
    Chapter 7. Folk Dance
    Chapter 8. Cultural Dance

    Part III. Dance on Stage
    Chapter 9. Ballet
    Chapter 10. Modern Dance
    Chapter 11. Jazz Dance
    Chapter 12. Tap Dance
    Chapter 13. Dance as Entertainment
    Chapter 14. Performance and Production

    Part IV. Dance for Life
    Chapter 15. College and Career Preparation
    Chapter 16. Dance in Your Life

    Glossary
    References
    Index

    About the Author

    Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and Beginning Ballet and coauthor of Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at www.HumanKinetics.com/DiscoveringDance1E.

    Discovering Dance offers students and teachers an array of supporting materials at www.DiscoveringDance.org. Discovering Dance is available not only as a print book but also as an e-book and an interactive iBooks version enhances its ability to introduce students to the elements of dance and help them discover new talents, desires, and delights as they explore movement and dance.

    Teacher Web Resource

    • Learning objectives
    • Extended learning activities
    • Handouts and assignments that students can complete, save, and print to turn in
    • Explore More sections of selected chapters to introduce students to additional social, folk, cultural, and contemporary dance styles
    • Chapter glossary terms both with and without the definitions
    • Chapter PowerPoint presentations
    • Information on assessment tools
    • Interactive chapter review quizzes
    • Answer keys for handouts, assignment sheets, and quizzes
    • Unit exams and answer sheets
    • Video and audio clips for selected dance genres
    • Web links and web search terms for resources to enhance the learning
    • Additional teacher resources to support and extend the teaching and learning process (these resources include chapter learning objectives, enduring understanding and essential questions, chapter quotes, teacher-directed information to support teaching specific activities, and web links)

    Student Web Resource

    • Handouts and assignments that students can complete, save, and print to turn in
    • Explore More sections of selected chapters to introduce students to additional social, folk, cultural, and contemporary dance styles
    • Chapter glossary terms both with and without the definitions so students can test their knowledge
    • Information on assessment tools
    • Interactive chapter review quizzes
    • Video and audio clips for selected dance genres
    • Web links and web search terms for resources to enhance the learning