Dance Heritage Coalition Adds New Treasures to its Original List

Dance Heritage Coalition Adds New Treasures to its Original List

“Dance Heritage Coalition Adds New Treasures to its Original List” By Brenda Pugh McCutchen December 10, 2020 “To bring attention to the amazing people, places and things in the dance field….”   Kudos to the Dance Heritage Coalition for adding new dance “treasures” to expand its original list of 100 luminaries.*  DHC’s intent was always to continue to recognize more notables in the future after their original 100 was presented in 2000 in the publication, America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures—the First 100. That book –featuring significant people, places, and platforms– was well received by the dance field and continues to be an important and useful dance resource, especially in K-12.   A copy of the original booklet that features the first 100 U.S. “treasures” is a must-have dance resource for all public schools.  Its handy size and layout make it a useful source for dance teachers, students, dance studios,  and school libraries.  The informative write-up of each luminary makes a quick reference for teachers when planning lessons or identifying artists or institutions who exemplify excellence in the field.  By spotlighting the special people and places which made a lasting impact on American dance, this book’s contents can inform and inspire students to develop their own artistic voice and vision.  It may inspire some to further studies in choreography, performance, dance education, or world dance.   Teachers who broaden their students’ horizons by sharing the rich heritage of dance through its stellar artists, choreographers, and pioneers in varied dance styles, broaden their students’ worldview of dance. Such content is vital to increase their dance literacy.  Teachers who ensure that their students...