Elementary School 

Dance Education, Dance Literacy Poster,

Beginning Middle Ending Poster

Beginning-Middle-Ending

$15.00

 

The concept of beginning- middle-ending (B-M-E) is the basic framework for all dance compositions from the most basic to the most difficult. Teach B-M-E as dance’s main organizational framework for improvisation, composition and choreography.

 

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Dance Elements Daisy

Dance Elements Daisy

$225.00

 

The Dance Elements Daisy–featuring a 36 x 42 banner–is designed to facilitate creative dance in grades 1 to 7. 100 interchangeable dance elements cards fit into the clear vinyl pockets of the daisy (invisible here) to facilitate exploration, instill the elements, clarify intent, and organize dance-making activities. 20 intent circles (center) mix and match with 80 exploration petals (samples below) to offer hundreds of creative dance lessons in one simple-to-use product. Packaged with a manual to maximize effective use.

 

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Kids KoolKit: Catalysts for Creating Dance K-5

Kids KoolKit:  Catalysts for Creating Dance K-5

$299.00

 

Kids Koolkit: Catalysts for Creating Dance K-5 2 provides 236 resources devoted to the artistic process, creating. Materials align with national core arts standards. Children broaden their movement and conceptual vocabularies simultaneously due to the mix of resources. The holistic learning environment builds confident learners well-versed in the dance elements.  The activities build on each other to enable creativity to flourish and ideas to be effectively expressed in movement.

 

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Dance Elements Posters, Set 1

$189.00

 

The elements of dance are essential to literacy in all aspects of dance (as a dancer, choreographer, critic, and historian). Each poster details the elements related to:  1) Body, 2) Space, 3) Time, 4) Energy, and 5) Relationship (BSTER).  Content aligns with the “Elements of Dance” chart in Teaching Dance as Art in Education.  Set 1 includes five super sized 24″ x 36″ color wall charts appropriate for K-12.  It is a universal set for all ages.

 

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Dance Elements Posters, Set 1

“22 Ways to Vary a Phrase”

$17.00

 

1 color poster on sturdy cardstock, 19 x 13 inches. This poster is a work horse. In easy-to-understand language this universal cue card specifies to all ages the manipulative devices (or tools) available when manipulating movement material.

 

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Essential Questions Set 1
(Responding posters for all ages)

$59.00

 

Essential Questions guide viewing and responding activities. They focus on viewing to describe and analyze, use the elements of dance, and determine a dance’s emphasis. The set includes six 13″ x 19″ full-color posters. They are well-suited for all ages and ability levels (elementary, middle, high school, higher education, adult learners, and professional applications). Set 1 is the set to start with. Printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock.

 

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TOOLKIT 1: VIEWING DANCE–Vocabularies for Critiquing

(Basic level)

$129.00

 

This kit focuses on responding to dance so viewers gain tangible, analytical skills at upper elementary through adulthood. Four-Step Critique and Principles of Design posters lead users toward articulate reflection and analysis (and away from vague responses of the past). Viewer cards such as Decoding Dance Works and Critiquing Strips, guide viewing to ensure users don’t miss the elusive aspects of dance. Used over time, these resources drastically change the way viewers see dance. A useful Ideabook for teachers (pictured) comes with each kit.

 

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“Four Ways to Inquire in Dance” Posters

$39.00

 

This set of posters examines dance from four vantage points: dancer, choreographer, critic, and historian. These perspectives develop each learner as a dance creator, performer, responder, and one who is able to connect dance meaningfully to other disciplines. Use the poster set to introduce the lesson, pointing to which method(s) are to take center stage and which will be supporting methods each day. Set of 5 posters printed in color on 11″ x 17″ card stock. Suited to all ages over 8 in schools and studios. One of 5 shown.

 

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BUNDLE: Dance Elements Daisy Bundle

$373.00

 

This bundle combines two strong “elements of dance” resources: Dance Elements Daisy (101 interactive creative problem-solving catalysts) and Dance Elements 1 wall charts. Both enable teachers to facilitate creative dance so learners embody the elements to become a functional language for dance.  The creative catalyst (Dance Elements Daisy) with the anchor concepts (Dance Elements 1 wall charts) offer a strong context in which to create, perform, connect, and respond to dance with the elements.

 

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BUNDLE: Kids KoolKit Bundle

$434.00

 

A 55-page Teacher’s Ideabook offers numerous ways to present and cross-reference the materials. 205 creative catalysts include “22 Ways to Vary a Phrase,” a set of “Flip Side” movement cards, the stanza booklet “Poetic Prompts to Choreograph,” and a bonus– the large 4 ft x 3 ft interactive “Dance Elements Daisy.” 30 teaching charts provide the enduring understanding that supports quality dance-making and the NCAS standards: “The Process for Dance-Making” (7), “Tools To Use for Dance-Making” (15), “Beginning-Middle-End” (2), and “Foundation Structures” (6). They are the worker bees while the creative catalysts are the queen bees. Plus Dance Elements Set 1.

 

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DEGAS DANCER magnet

$14.00

 

DEGAS DANCER is a 12-inch magnet with hinged joints that bring her to life.  Her mobility enables her to demonstrate proper alignment, flexion and extension, and much more.  The magnet, like the art work that inspired it, features a ballet skirt to add movement interest to the figure and her choreography.  Magnet designed by Rami Geller.

 

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DANCER magnet

$14.00

 

The 12-inch moveable DANCER magnet easily repositions into intriguing shapes and images with the touch of a finger.  This fun, hinged magnet helps you instruct your students regarding proper posture, dance positions, stage direction and more. Magnet designed by Rami Geller.

 

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“Shadow of a Dream” Book

$29.00

 

This children’s book takes the child on an imaginative journey with the DANCER.  What does DANCER dream about when he goes to sleep? Go inside the mind of a Shadow puppet and move with him as DANCER becomes a raven, a fish, an elephant and other fantastic creatures.  Geared for early childhood imagination and creativity.

 

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STACK: Five DANCER magnets

$65.00

 

Want enough magnets to energize group work? Get five! One magnet per group provides the catalyst for creative and collaborative problem-solving. Possibilities are endless, so here are some starter suggestions.

 

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STACK: Five DEGAS DANCER magnets

$65.00

 

Want enough magnets to energize group work? Get five! One magnet per group provides the catalyst for creative and collaborative problem-solving. Possibilities are endless, so here are some starter suggestions.

 

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STACK: Five Mixed Magnets

$65.00

 

Want a mix?  This stack has 3 DANCER and 2 DEGAS DANCER magnets.  Save with a stack.

 

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“More Decoding Dance Works” Card Set 3 (All ages)

$25.00

 

This set contains 45 scanning card strips with 90 new comments for all levels to express additional details about a choreography. Let them to increase dance literacy and develop vocabulary.  Let them spark more lively discussion about what is happening in a dance work. (This set is found in the Ultimate Toolkit 1.  But here it is also sold separately.)

 

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Dance Literacy Poster

Dance Literacy Poster

$12.00

 

Dance Literacy is the result of meaningful inquiry into dance from a number of perspectives. Alert all who enter your classroom that your standards-based teaching incorporates valuable educational components that lead to literacy in dance.

 

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How They Became Famous Dancers–A Dancing History

$35.00

 

Learn how these famous dancers with varied backgrounds and personalities shared a passion for dance and how they used their passion to succeed.  This soft-bound book gives readers the history of 12 famous dancers (six men and six women) such as Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Laban, Pearl Primus, and Louis XIV.  136 pages, 79 Illustrations (31 in color). Geared to readers age 9-14 but enjoyable by all ages.

 

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Posters

5 Ws Poster Version 1

$17.00

 

The 5W inquiry process generates important details to support or to launch a lesson. It directs thinking in the same way that the first paragraphs of an article directs attention to its main features — the “who, what, when, where” questions set the stage for the big question “why?”

 

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5 Ws Poster Version 2

$17.00

 

The 5W inquiry process generates important details to support or to launch a lesson. It directs thinking in the same way that the first paragraphs of an article directs attention to its main features — the “who, what, when, where” questions set the stage for the big question “why?”

 

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