Middle/Jr. High

Dance Education, Dance Literacy 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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Essential Questions Set 1 (Responding posters for all ages)

Essential Questions Set 1   (Responding posters 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 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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22 Ways to Vary a Phrase

“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 manipulative devices (or tools) available when manipulating movement.

 

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TOOLKIT 1: VIEWING DANCE–Vocabularies for Critiquing

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 and middle school. 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) offers insight on how to maximize outcomes.

 

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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 is geared to upper middle school and all high school students. 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. Advanced level contains more resources than the basic level.  Used over time, this mix of resources drastically changes the way users see dance. The Ideabook for teachers (pictured) helps to maximize learning outcomes.

 

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

TOOLKIT 2: CREATING DANCE – Processes for Choreographing

(Basic level) $169.00

 

Demystify the choreographic process for elementary students through adults. Easy-to-use posters explain the choreographic processes as well as the choreographic devices, untangling them so users are ready to run with them. Detailed charts on choreographic structures detail the fundamental aspects of composing and organizing movement into a dance. A book of 60+ stanzas for choreography and 52 double-sided improvisation cards inspire a multitude of dances on diverse topics. The teacher’s Ideabook offers suggested ways to maximize composition.

 

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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 works well for experienced middle school and high school students. 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) offers ways to increase learning outcomes.

 

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BUNDLE: Basic Toolkit Bundle

BUNDLE: Basic Toolkit Bundle

$312.00

 

This bundle includes three useful items: the basic levelversions of Toolkits 1 & Toolkit 2, plus Set 3 of Decoding Dance Works cards. Teacher Ideabooks found in each toolkit offer practical as well as creative guidance.

 

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BUNDLE: Toolkit Bundle

BUNDLE:  Toolkit Bundle

(Advanced level) $373.00

 

This bundle is geared to high school and advanced middle school. It includes three items: the advanced versions of Toolkits 1 & Toolkit 2, and a stanza book of choreography prompts titled Dragonfly Diamantes –Stanzas to Abstract for Choreography (described elsewhere on this site).

 

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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.

 

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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 and advanced middle school, 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 encourage original movement invention.

 

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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

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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DEGAS DANCER magnet

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

DANCER magnet

$14.00

 

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

 

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STACK: Five DANCER magnets

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.  Magnet designed by Rami Geller.

 

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STACK: Five DEGAS DANCER magnets

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.  Magnet designed by Rami Geller.

 

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STACK: Five Mixed Magnets

STACK: Five Mixed Magnets

$65.00

 

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

 

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“More Decoding Dance Works” Card Set 3

More Decoding Dance Works” Card Set 3

$25.00

 

This set contains 45 scanning cards with 90 new comments for all levels.  They enable users to articulate more details about a choreography. they increase dance literacy and develop vocabulary by sparking more comments about what is noticed in a dance work. (This set is also part of the Ultimate Toolkit 1 but here it is sold separately.)

 

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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.  Designed by Brenda Pugh McCutchen.

 

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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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dance education, dance literacy, dance posters, dance education, choreography

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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