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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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)

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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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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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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Dance Elements Posters, Set 1 (Basic)

Dance Elements Posters, Set 1 (Basic)

$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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Kid’s KoolKit

Kid’s KoolKit

$299.00

 

The Kids Koolkit 2 is a CONTEXTUAL LEARNING SYSTEMS™ kit with 235 resources devoted to the artistic process, CREATING. Materials align with the national core arts standards. Children broaden their movement and conceptual vocabulary simultaneously due to the mix of resources. The rich context built by these resources and activities enable a child to develop confidence when creating and the ability to effectively express unique ideas through movement.

 

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Toolkit 1 Basic: VIEWING DANCE – Vocabularies for Critiquing

Toolkit 1 Basic: VIEWING DANCE – Vocabularies for Critiquing

$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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Toolkit 2 Basic: CREATING DANCE – Processes for Choreographing

Toolkit 2 Basic: CREATING DANCE – Processes for Choreographing

$169.00

 

This kit demystifies the choreographic process for elementary students through adults. 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. A useful Ideabook for teachers (pictured) comes with each kit.

 

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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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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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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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“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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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.

 

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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. 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

$56.00

 

Five Mixed Magnets: “3 Dancer + 2 Degas”

 

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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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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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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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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