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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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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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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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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 very 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 about a 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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Teaching Dance as Art in Education

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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DANCER magnet

DANCER magnet

$14.00

 

This fun, movable magnet helps you instruct your students regarding proper posture, dance positions, stage direction and more. Magnets designed by Rami Geller. For more magnet options including a female 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 female figure with hinged joints, who wears an adorable pony tail and skirt to appeal to your feminine side. Magnets 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.

 

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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.

 

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STACK: Five Mixed Magnets: 3 DANCER + 2 DEGAS DANCER

STACK: Five Mixed Magnets: 3 DANCER + 2 DEGAS DANCER

$65.00

 

Five Mixed Magnets: “3 Dancer + 2 Degas”

 

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“Shadow of a Dream” Book

“Shadow of a Dream” Book

$29.00

 

What does Dancer dream about when he goes to sleep? Go inside the mind of a Shadow puppet as Dancer becomes a raven, a fish, an elephant and other fantastic creatures.

 

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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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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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dance education resource bundles

BUNDLE: The Choreography Bundle (HS, HEd)

$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 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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dance education resource bundles

BUNDLE: The Choreography Super-Bundle (HS, HEd, Gifted, Professional)

$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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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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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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Dance for the Body, and for the Mind, and for the Creative Spirit

$15.00

 

Advocate for the holistic benefits of dance by displaying a poster like this where it will get the attention it deserves.Read More