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The Dance Magnet Collection Has a Choreographer!

The Dance Magnet Collection Has a Choreographer!

 “The Dance Magnet Collection Has a Choreographer!” January 25, 2022 By Brenda Pugh McCutchen, creator and curator of Dance Curriculum Designs™ (DCD)   If there is anything that brings me as much joy as creating Dance Curriculum Designs’ original line of dance...

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Hurry! Price Increases Coming Soon!

Hurry! Price Increases Coming Soon!

“Hurry! Price Increases Coming Soon!” November 15, 2021 by Brenda Pugh McCutchen, DBA Dance Curriculum Designs, LLC   This advance notice to our valued customers comes as the holidays approach and the school year nears midterm. It is a “heads-up” to expect to see...

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Take a Moment to Dance

Take a Moment to Dance

"Take a Moment to Dance"   By: Tressa P. Oswalt April 10, 2019   If you attended the 2017 NDEO Conference, you received, from Dance Curriculum Designs, a gift poster with a photo of a water splash that is frozen in time. We were searching a stock photography...

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Creative Presence in the Art of Folding

Creative Presence in the Art of Folding

“Creative Presence in the Art of Folding”   Blog by Brenda Pugh McCutchen, M.F.A. Author of Teaching Dance as Art in Education, (Human Kinetics, 2006) and creative force behind DanceCurriculuomDesigns.com July 2, 2018   What I want to share with you is how...

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Nature-inspired Choreography

Nature-inspired Choreography

Nature-inspired Choreography By Brenda Pugh McCutchen June 25, 2017     Inspiration for dance making comes from many sources.  The natural world provides numerous cues that nudge us into intuitive improvisations and creative dance compositions.  Such...

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Student Thank You Letter

Student Thank You Letter

Dance Curriculum Designs appreciates elementary school dance specialist, Kellianne Floyd, in Spartanburg 2 Schools (SC) who sent this image she made of a "thank you" note that one of her 2nd graders wrote to Donors Choose.   Donors Choose was started by a history...

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Dance Teacher Gift Certificates

Dance Teacher Gift Certificates

=ANNOUNCEMENT= Good news when shopping for a dance teacher! from Dance Curriculum Designs Inspired Teaching Tools   Did you know that Dance Curriculum Designs offers gift certificates at www.dancecurriculumdesigns.com.   Is your group pooling resources to...

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Dance Curriculum Videos

Here are several short videos of the entrance to the exhibit hall at National Dance Education Organization's (NDEO) annual conference in Washington, DC (USA). The conference was conveniently located near the Reagan International Airport in Arlington, VA at the Hyatt...

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Dance—the Ephemeral Art

Dance—the Ephemeral Art

Dance—the Ephemeral Art   by Brenda Pugh McCutchen August 1, 2016     “Mountains and trees were considered tangible, measurable, and verifiable while reflections were only colored light—lost from one moment to the next.”  ...

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How Do You Teach Modern Dance Techniques?

How Do You Teach Modern Dance Techniques?

Calling technique professors in higher education and dance specialists in grades 8-12!  How do you teach modern dance technique?  Do you teach technique from a somatics perspective?  If so, what are your key phrases and images that get the best results?  Would you...

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Catalysts for Creating Dance

Catalysts for Creating Dance

PRESS RELEASE August 28, 2015 CATALYSTS FOR CREATING DANCE (Kids Koolkit  for K-5) Dance Curriculum Designs www.dancecurriculumdesigns.com 803-754-7384 Dance Curriculum Designs announces another new creative dance resource for elementary grades, CATALYSTS FOR CREATING...

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Dance Elements Daisy – Press Release

Dance Elements Daisy – Press Release

PRESS RELEASE August 26, 2015 DANCE ELEMENTS DAISY™  Dance Curriculum Designs www.dancecurriculumdesigns.com 803-754-7384   Dance Curriculum Designs announces the arrival of the innovative Dance Elements Daisy, designed to facilitate creative dance.  Geared to...

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CHOREOGRAPHIC IMPULSES (Press Release)

CHOREOGRAPHIC IMPULSES (Press Release)

PRESS RELEASE June 6, 2015   Brenda Pugh McCutchen (Dance Curriculum Designs LLC) announces a newly completed stanza book, CHOREOGRAPHIC IMPULSES to Explore, Improvise, and Abstract.  (Special pre-publication orders are taken until July 15 at 25% off.) Its 187 poetic...

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Keys To Developing Dance Literacy

Keys To Developing Dance Literacy

=Part 1 in a series=    Keys to unlock dance literacy are found in holistic models of dance education.  One holistic and adaptable model proposes that six defining characteristics explain and guide dance content and instruction in K-12. Successful implementation...

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Choreography Resources

Choreography Resources

  The stanzas in Choreographic Impulses to Explore, Improvise & Abstract are open-ended creative catalysts.  It is up to you to decide what to do with them.  They were envisioned to stimulate choreography yet are equally effective for creative dramatics,...

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Transformational Teaching in Dance

Transformational Teaching in Dance

Article by  Julianna Gaillard Hane  (MFA, CLMA), January 2015    Our society is now experiencing the affects of information overload. Notifications and blinking lights bombard us 24/7. Anyone with a smart phone can find out just about anything they could ever...

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2016 Dance Study-Abroad in Bali

2016 Dance Study-Abroad in Bali

  NOW BEING PLANNED! =“2016 Dance Study-Abroad in Bali”=   WANTED NOW:     University faculty who want to offer graduate level courses in Balinese dance, arts, and culture in May-June 2016.   Are you faculty at a college or university who dreams of...

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Balinese Balance and Harmony

Balinese Balance and Harmony

Brenda Pugh McCutchen August 25, 2014   Bali  is magical. For centuries it has conducted itself according to its world view as the naval of the universe, the keeper of peace in the cosmos.  Omnipresent rituals reenact forces of good fighting bitterly with...

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Principals, Where Are the Dance Elements

Principals, Where Are the Dance Elements

Brenda Pugh McCutchen, author Teaching Dance as Art in Education (Human Kinetics: 2006)    With “literacy” being imperative in K-12 schools--and “holistic learning” a hallmark of education, why aren't school principals paying more attention to what's displayed on...

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Brenda Pugh McCutchen
Dance Curriculum Designs
Landrum, South Carolina 29356
803- 754-7384

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