Higher Education

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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Teaching Dance as Art in Education

$77.00

Author: McCutchen, Brenda Pugh. Publisher: Human Kinetics (2006). This textbook is an excellent resource for dance education majors, K-12 dance specialists, arts administrators and classroom teachers. It delineates a standards-oriented, aesthetically driven program and explains how to foster student physical, emotional, artistic and social development. User-friendly features are woven into a progressive and comprehensive course of study. (Canadian Price $101.95)

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BUILD YOUR OWN BODY® – magnets

BUILD YOUR OWN BODY® – magnets

These magnetic learning tools bring the musculoskeletal system to life and place it in the hands of users of all ages. Increase retention of anatomical details and apply this developing language to dance technique for more articulate, informed, and literate dancers. See how easily these tools integrate dance with science. Ideal for university dance programs, science departments, high school dance programs, high school science departments, private/professional dance studios, dance conservatories, education labs, and kinesiology professionals. Created by Anne Wilcox. $1,062.

 

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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 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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Essential Questions Posters for Viewing Dance, Set 1 (Universal Set for Everyone)

Essential Questions Posters for Viewing Dance, Set 1 (Universal Set for Everyone)

$59.00

 

This set of essential questions is the starting place for viewing dance.  It asks what is most essential to observe in dance.  Posters focus on analysis, elements of dance, and other aspects that are vital to viewing dance. The set includes six 13″ x 19″ full-color posters.  They are geared to all ages and ability levels (upper elementary, middle and high school, higher education, adults, and professional).  Start with this set.  Add others to further diversify and deepen inquiry into dance. Printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock.

 

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Essential Questions Posters for Viewing Dance, Set 2 (Intermediate)

Essential Questions Posters for Viewing Dance, Set 2 (Intermediate)

$59.00

 

This additional set of intermediate level essential questions posters focuses on analysis at a deeper level, artistic design, and impact. The set includes six 13″ x 19″ full-color posters. This set is appropriate to add for middle school, high school, higher education and adult learners. Printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock.

 

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Essential Questions Posters for Viewing Dance, Set 3 (Advanced)

$59.00

 

This advanced set of essential questions posters focuses on the finer aspects that make a dance work. It puts a magnifying glass on a piece of choreography. Ideal to add for high school, higher education and adult learners. Six 13″ x 19″ posters are printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock.

 

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Essential Questions Posters for Responding, Set 4

Essential Questions Posters for Responding, Set 4

$59.00

 

Six upper level posters delve into important questions of genre and style in dance. This set builds on the earlier Essential Questions posters by examining how a work relates to its broader contexts. In the process it clarifies numerous genres and styles. Geared to college, advanced high school, gifted education, professionals, and all dance aficionados, this set continues to deepen inquiry into dance. Ideal for dance analysis and dance appreciation.

 

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BUNDLE: Essential Questions Posters for Viewing Dance, Sets 1, 2, & 3

BUNDLE: Essential Questions Posters for Viewing Dance, Sets 1, 2, & 3

$159.00

 

Save by ordering all three sets as a bundle! The bundle is ideal for high schools, professionals, and college courses including Dance 101, Dance Appreciation, Intro to Dance, and Dance Analysis. The full set of Essential Questions Posters empower users to confidently engage with dance works and decode them. Includes 18 full-color posters measuring 13″ x 19″ printed on sturdy semi-gloss card stock.

 

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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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Toolkit 1 Ultimate: VIEWING DANCE – Vocabularies for Critiquing

Toolkit 1 Ultimate: VIEWING DANCE – Vocabularies for Critiquing

$169.00

 

The ultimate version of this toolkit is perfect for advanced high school students, higher education and professionals. 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 (sets 1, 2, and 3) 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 Ideabook for teachers (pictured) helps to maximize learning outcomes.

 

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Toolkit 2 Ultimate: CREATING DANCE – Processes for Choreographing

Toolkit 2 Ultimate: CREATING DANCE – Processes for Choreographing

$209.00

 

The ultimate version of toolkit 2 is perfect for higher education and professionals. Easy-to-use posters untangle the 8 choreographic processes from the 12 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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BUNDLE: Ultimate Toolkit Bundle

BUNDLE: Ultimate Toolkit Bundle

$439.00

 

The bundle of the Ultimate version of Toolkits 1 and 2 creates a context for viewing dance and making dance. Resources from both kits cross-reference to provide higher education, gifted high school students, and professionals the integrated concepts and catalysts to excel in creating and responding. This series of kits informs and inspires the college dancer and dance educator. Ideabooks in both kits guide instruction and provide creative ideas to maximize learning.

 

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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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Dance Elements Posters Set 2, Advanced

Dance Elements Posters Set 2, Advanced

$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 2 includes five super sized 24″x 36″ color wall charts (white border) appropriate for high school and college.

 

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22 Ways to Vary a Phrase

22 Ways to Vary a Phrase

$17.00

 

1 color poster on sturdy card stock, 19 x 13 inches, This poster is a work horse. In easy-to-understand language this universal cue card specifies to all ages manipulative devices (or tools) available when creating and refining movement for choreography.

 

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Cool Contrasts – Set 2

Cool Contrasts – Set 2

$29.00

 

52 more double-sided cards with complex contrasts to dance. Includes action stanzas plus more sophisticated concepts for advanced students to graduate to, such as “earth” and “sky” to abstract in movement. Includes a number of LOD symbols and concepts.

 

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Cool Contrasts – Set 3 (Expert Level)

Cool Contrasts – Set 3 (Expert Level)

$29.00

 

Sophisticated and supplemental set of 52 double-sided cards to extend the Ultimate Toolkit 2 for highly advanced users. This stand-alone set is only available as a separate purchase.

 

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More Decoding Dance Works, Set 3

More Decoding Dance Works, Set 3

$25.00

 

This set contains 45 scanning strips with 90 new comments for all levels to articulate more details when responding to choreography. Use them to increase dance literacy and develop vocabulary, sparking 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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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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BUILD YOUR OWN BODY® – magnets

$1,062.00

 

These magnetic learning tools bring the musculoskeletal system to life and place it in the hands of users of all ages. Increase retention of anatomical details and apply this developing language to dance technique for more articulate, informed, and literate dancers. See how easily these tools integrate dance with science. Ideal for 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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Teaching Dance as Art in Education

BUNDLE: Teaching Dance as Art in Education Bundle

$459.00

 

Want to immediately transfer the concepts in the college textbook into active teaching methods? This bundle presents the textbook as its author originally intended–with the teaching kits that bring it to life. Increase pre-service and in-service teacher effectiveness by pairing the comprehensive textbook with the author’s actual charts and action prompts that go with it. Standards-aligned, both kits clarify the big ideas that drive the artistic processes of “creating” and “responding.” Bundled for dance education professors, professionals, and pre-professionals.

 

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Teaching Dance as Art in Education

BUNDLE: Teaching Dance as Art in Education Super-Bundle

$755.00

 

Want to immediately transfer the concepts in the college textbook into active teaching methods? This super-bundle presents the textbook as its author originally intended–with the teaching kits that bring it to life. Increase pre-service and in-service teacher effectiveness by pairing the comprehensive textbook with the author’s actual charts and action prompts that go with it. For professors, pre-service teachers, and professionals.

 

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