High School

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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Essential Questions Set 1 (Responding posters for all ages)

Essential Questions Set 1 (Responding poster for all ages)

$59.00

 

This set of essential questions posters focuses on analysis, elements of dance, and emphasis in viewing dance. The set includes six 13″ x 19″ full-color posters and is appropriate for all ages and ability levels (elementary, middle, high school, higher education, adult learners, and professional applications). This is the set to start with. Printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock.

 

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Essential Questions Set 2 (Responding posters for intermediates)

 

Essential Questions Set 2  (Responding posters for intermediates)

$59.00

 

The second set of essential questions adds to the conversation.  This set of intermediate level posters focuses attention on analysis at a deeper level, artistic design, and impact. The set of six full-color posters measure 13″ x 19″. Set 2 serves intermediates in middle school, high school, higher education and adult learners. Printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock.

 

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Essential Questions Set 3 (Responding posters for advanced)

Essential Questions Set 3 (Responding posters for  advanced)

$59.00

 

This advanced set of six essential questions focuses on the finer aspects that make a dance work. Each poster puts a magnifying glass on a piece of choreography. Set 3 focuses on details of construction and effect.  Ideal with high school, higher education and adult learners. Six 13″ x 19″ posters are printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock.

 

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22 Ways to Vary a Phrase

“22 Ways to Vary a Phrase”

$17.00

 

One color poster on sturdy cardstock, 19 x 13 inches. This poster is a work horse. In easy-to-understand language the posters serves as a cue card and reminder of ways to extend and manipulate movement for dance.  The devices (or tools) serve ages from elementary through college.

 

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TOOLKIT 1: VIEWING DANCE- Vocabularies for Critiquing (Advanced level)

 

TOOLKIT 1: VIEWING DANCE- Vocabularies for Critiquing

(Advanced level) $149.00

 

The advanced version of this toolkit serves middle school and high school students from beginners to advanced. 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. The teachers Ideabook (pictured) maximizes learning outcomes.

 

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TOOLKIT 1: VIEWING DANCE – Vocabularies for Critiquing (Ultimate level)

TOOLKIT 1: VIEWING DANCE – Vocabularies for Critiquing

(Ultimate level) $169.00

 

The ultimate version of this toolkit is for advanced high school students, higher education, professionals and dance lovers. Four-Step Critique and Principles of Design posters lead users toward articulate reflection and analysis (and away from vague responses). Viewer cards such as Decoding Dance Works (sets 1, 2, and 3) and Critiquing Cards refine the process so viewers don’t miss the details of a performed work. Used over time, these resources drastically change the way viewers see dance. The Ideabook for teachers (pictured) helps to maximize learning outcomes.

 

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TOOLKIT 2: CREATING DANCE – Processes for Choreographing (Advanced Level)

TOOLKIT 2: CREATING DANCE – Processes for Choreographing

(Advanced level) $189.00

 

The advanced version of toolkit 2 serves experienced middle school and high school. Easy-to-use posters untangle the 8 choreographic processes from the 12 choreographic devices so users are ready to run with them. Detailed charts on choreographic structures clarify organization of movement and composing. Inspire a multitude of dance works on diverse topics with 60+ stanzas created to choreograph and 52 double-sided composition cards. The teacher’s Ideabook (pictured) helps to maximize learning outcomes.

 

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TOOLKIT 2: CREATING DANCE–Processes for Choreographing (Ultimate level)

TOOLKIT 2: CREATING DANCE–Processes for Choreographing

(Ultimate level) $209.00

 

The ultimate version of toolkit 2 is geared to higher education and professionals. Easy-to-use posters untangle the 8 choreographic processes from the 12 choreographic devices so users are ready to run with them. Detailed charts on choreographic structures clarify organization of movement and composing. Inspire a multitude of dance works on diverse topics with 60+ stanzas created to choreograph and 52 double-sided composition cards. The Ideabook (pictured) is one of the helpful resources in this kit.

 

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Choreographic Impulses to Explore, Improvise and Abstract

Choreographic Impulses to Explore, Improvise and Abstract

$49.00

 

The book of haiku-like stanzas contains creative prompts about topics that appeal to advanced high school and university dancers. Topics are far-ranging and stimulating that result in stellar dances limited only by time and imagination. 187 stanzas.

 

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Dragonfly Diamantes – Stanzas to Abstract for Choreography

Dragonfly Diamantes – Stanzas to Abstract for Choreography

$46.00

 

This stanza book contains original poetry that sparks improvisation and choreography. For high schools, colleges, and professionals, the diamante poem’s five-lined structure contains a clear beginning-middle-end. Dancers will be able to capture the essence of the idea without mimicking the words, allowing sophisticated choreography to emerge. 87 stanzas. These creative catalysts allow for original movement invention.

 

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Dance Elements Posters, Set 1

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.

 

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New BONE-APART® magnet set

New BONE-APART® magnet set

$217.00

 

Actively learn anatomy! Construct your own skeleton with life-sized magnetic bones. Enjoy building the human structure one bone at a time; challenge students with skeleton-building relays; and play “Ouch Bone,” an activity in which students identify the misplaced bone! Introduce bone magnets to your students to aid their understanding of the body’s structural landmarks. Created by Anne Wilcox.

 

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BUILD YOUR OWN BODY® – Magnets & Metal Plates (BYOB)

BUILD YOUR OWN BODY® –  Magnets & Metal Plates  (BYOB)

$1,062.00

 

BYOB’s magnetic learning tools bring the musculoskeletal system to life by placing it in the hands of students.  The life size models on large metal plates provide the magnetized surface to work on.  Engages student from middle school through college.  Placing magnetic muscles and insertion points increase retention of anatomical details.  Apply this understanding to dance technique for more articulate, informed, and literate dancers. The tools connect dance with science. Suited to university dance degree programs, science departments, high school dance programs, high school science departments, private/professional dance studios, dance conservatories, education labs, kinesiology professionals. Created by Anne Wilcox.

 

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BUNDLE: Advanced Toolkit Bundle

BUNDLE: Advanced Toolkit Bundle

$373.00

 

This bundle is geared to high school dance and advanced middle school. It serves beginner, intermediate, and advanced stages within this population.  This bundle trio includes the advanced versions of Toolkits 1 & Toolkit 2, and Dragonfly Diamantes — Stanzas to Abstract for Choreography . (Described elsewhere on this site)

 

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BUNDLE: Ultimate Toolkit Bundle

BUNDLE: Ultimate Toolkit Bundle

$439.00

 

This bundle, ideal for college and professionals, contains the ultimate versions of Toolkits 1 & 2 and Dragonfly Diamantes — Stanzas to Abstract for Choreography. (Description found elsewhere on this site)

 

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BUNDLE: The Ultimate Responding Bundle

$397.00

 

This bundle, perfect for high school, higher education and gifted education, combines the ultimate toolkit one with all four EQ posters to form the Ultimate Responding Bundle.

 

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BUNDLE: Essential Questions Bundle (Sets 1, 2, & 3; 18 posters)

BUNDLE: Essential Questions Bundle (Sets 1, 2, & 3; 18 posters)

$159.00

 

Save by ordering three sets as a coordinated bundle.  Includes 18 full-color posters measuring 13″ x 19″ printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock. The bundle is geared to high schools, professionals, and college courses like Dance 101, Dance Appreciation, Intro to Dance, and Dance Analysis. This trio with 18 facilitation posters, engages viewers with dance work and guides them to decode them.  Highly instructive, they help students master skills needed to achieve NCAS standards related to essential questions and enduring understanding.  They instill confidence in one’s ability to decode works.

 

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BUNDLE: Essential Questions Super-Bundle (Sets 1, 2, 3, and 4) (The Ultimate)

BUNDLE: Essential Questions Super-Bundle (Sets 1, 2, 3, and 4) (The Ultimate)

$211.00

 

Dance’s essential questions are best asked in batches. Included are 24 of the most important questions to ask about a dance work. Each of the questions is essential to dance literacy at upper levels. Instructive, invigorating questions provoke meaningful dialogue with all types of dance. Prompted answers subtly teach what to look for as well as how to approach dance. Each set examines different layers of a choreographic work, be it professional or peer work. Save $25 by getting the whole bundle! Designed to mix and match as needed.

 

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“Cool Contrasts” Card Set 2 (Advanced level)

“Cool Contrasts” Card Set 2 (Advanced level)

$29.00

 

52 double-sided cards with complex concepts to contrast in dance. Includes action stanzas plus sophisticated concepts for advanced students to graduate to, such as “earth” and “sky” to abstract in movement. Includes some LOD symbols and concepts. (This card set automatically comes in Toolkit 2–Ultimate level.  Here it is available as a separate product to order).

 

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“More Decoding Dance Works” Card Set 3

More Decoding Dance Works” Card Set 3

$25.00

 

This set provides 45 cards with 90 new details to help all levels scan additional details about a choreography. Use them to enlighten viewers about dance’s details.  They ensure NCAS standards for responding and literacy are met.  Increase vocabulary and spark more comments about what is happening in a dance work. (This set is in the Ultimate Toolkit 1 but here it is also sold separately.)

 

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DANCER magnet

DANCER magnet

$14.00

 

This fun, movable magnet helps you instruct your students regarding proper posture, dance positions, stage direction and more. The “Dancer” is a figure with hinged joints which allows him to be posed in various shapes and positions. Magnets designed by Rami Geller. For more magnet options including a Degas dancer magnet, visit the magnetic manipulatives link in the store.

 

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DEGAS DANCER magnet

DEGAS DANCER magnet

$14.00

 

The “Degas Dancer” is a figure with hinged joints to move in profile. Use her to demonstrate postures, positions, shapes, as well as anatomically incorrect positions. Magnets designed by Rami Geller.

 

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STACK: Five DANCER magnets

STACK: Five DANCER magnets

$56.00

 

Want enough magnets to energize group work? Get five! One magnet per group provides the catalyst for creative and collaborative problem-solving. Magnet designed by Rami Geller.

 

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STACK: Five DEGAS DANCER magnets

STACK: Five DEGAS DANCER magnets

$56.00

 

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.  Magnet designed by Rami Geller.

 

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STACK: Five Mixed Magnets

STACK: Five Mixed Magnets

$56.00

 

Five Mixed Magnets: 3 DANCER + 2 DEGAS DANCER.  (See individual descriptions of each magnet for information.)  Magnets designed by Rami Geller.

 

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“Four Ways to Inquire in Dance”

“Four Ways to Inquire in Dance”

$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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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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BUNDLE: The Choreography Bundle

$389.00

 

These resources enrich the choreographic process. Contextual Learning maximizes conceptual understanding and application. The array of creative catalysts in this bundled context ensures the grasp of process, product, and the retention of dance’s biggest ideas related to choreographing. At the core of this Bundle are the items within Toolkit 2, the ultimate choreography kit. Toolkit 2 imparts all the choreographic processes and manipulative devices as well as the foundations structures used when composing. The additional items in the bundle give teachers and students more creative catalysts to use for an even richer learning environment. All materials interface to create a coherent learning context to enrich dance education.

 

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BUNDLE: The Choreography Super-Bundle 

$414.00

 

This super-bundle enriches the choreographic process. Contextual Learning maximizes conceptual understanding and application. The array of creative catalysts in this bundled context ensures the grasp of process, product, and the retention of dance’s biggest ideas related to choreographing. At the core of this super-bundle are the items within Toolkit 2, the ultimate choreography kit. Toolkit 2 imparts all the choreographic processes and manipulative devices as well as the foundations structures used when composing. The additional items in the bundle give teachers and students more creative catalysts to use for an even richer learning environment. All materials interface to create a coherent learning context to enrich dance education.

 

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BUNDLE: DANCE APPRECIATION BUNDLE

$545.00

 

For Professors of “Dance Appreciation” and “Intro to Dance” and high school AP courses: transform dance appreciation by teaching the process of dance inquiry. Implant the love of dance instead of memorized facts. Make articulate observers of any dance style. Increase intelligent response about each dance’s construction and meaning. Decode dances into the elements of body, time, space, dynamics, and relationship and understand choreographic design principles. Make life-long dance-lovers who insightfully interpret and critique dance works to enrich their lives. Use with any dance appreciation textbook…or without one.

 

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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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The 3-Step Choreographic Process

$17.00

 

Instill dance’s distinct three-step compositional process: Originate, Organize, Refine. Within the three steps, also show the various choreographic processes available to aid composition. Learn them as essential to the craft of choreography as well as how to deploy at least one during each step.

 

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PHRASE

$17.00

 

Teach phrasing as a building block of both dance choreography and performance. Teach “phrase” as a complete movement statement with a beginning-middle-ending, and as the smallest organizational unit of a dance.

 

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THE UBIQUITOUS BEGINNING-MIDDLE-ENDING

The Ubiquitous Beginning-Middle-Ending

$17.00

 

This poster merges information with inspiration. It offers an opportunity to emphasize the significance of the super-structure that governs the development of the whole as well as the parts of a dance. To place BME in such a broad context underscores its compositional importance. For MS and HS, adults.

 

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