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Dancing To Learn

Author : Judith Lynne Hanna
ISBN : 9781475806069
Genre : Education
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Dancing to Learn: Cognition, Emotion, and Movement explores the rationale for dance as a medium of learning to help engage educators and scientists to explore the underpinnings of dance, and dancers as well as members of the general public who are curious about new ways of comprehending dance. Among policy-makers, teachers, and parents, there is a heightened concern for successful pedagogical strategies. They want to know what can work with learners. This book approaches the subject of learning in, about, and through dance by triangulating knowledge from the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and cognitive and neurological sciences to challenge dismissive views of the cognitive importance of the physical dance. Insights come from theories and research findings in aesthetics, anthropology, cognitive science, dance, education, feminist theory, linguistics, neuroscience, phenomenology, psychology, and sociology. Using a single theory puts blinders on to other ways of description and analysis. Of course, all knowledge is tentative. Experiments necessarily must focus on a narrow topic and often use a special demographic—university students, and we don’t know the representativeness of case studies.
Category: Education

Ballroom Dancing Learn Romantic Ballroom Dance Steps Types Of Dance To Ignite The Passion

Author : Desiree Victoria Carey, Malibu Publishing
ISBN : 9781300732891
Genre : Self-Help
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Many couples over the years have fallen in love as a result of ballroom dancing, and many couples whose relationships were in trouble have reignited their romance by learning ballroom dance together. There is nothing more sensual and exciting than a man and woman ballroom dancing together. No matter what dance style is being performed, you can be sure they are being performed by a couple. Every ballroom dance involves a man and a woman, usually remaining in contact throughout the entire routine. I’m sure you’ve watched “Dancing with the Stars” on TV. It’s been one of the most popular shows for several seasons running, and with good reason. The erotic moves that the dancers perform together are very stimulating to watch. Can you imagine how exciting it would feel if it were you and your partner dancing together? If you’d like to discover this experience firsthand, I encourage you to learn this very romantic and passionate style of dance. Let’s get started, shall we?
Category: Self-Help

Learn To Belly Dance Textbook Certification Program

Author : Shalimar Ali
ISBN : 9781465346599
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Shalimar Ali Dance Technique training style combined choreography and dance technique that certified local dancers at Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Group and Performer level. This technique is now available to dance students everywhere and includes choreography, dance technique and quizzes for each different level. You can also participate in the Certification program by performing the dance choreographies and uploading them at www.youtube.com.
Category: Performing Arts

Dancing Toward Sanity

Author : Jeff Slayton
ISBN : 9781480910218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jeff Slayton is a survivor of child abuse by both parents. This abuse was emotional, physical, and sexual in nature. He was raised in the Southern Baptist Church during a time when whatever went on within a family’s home was not spoken about to anyone outside of the home. There were not the sources of help for abused kids like there are today. So in order to deal with his pain, Jeff turned to alcohol. His life and his sanity were also saved through dancing. While performing, he pretended to be anyone else but himself. In his late fifties, Jeff’s world came crashing down around him emotionally. With help at age fifty-seven he got sober and has remained so for ten years. This book details Jeff’s career and how it and the people around him helped him survive. It is also his attempt to give hope to others who have had or who are still going through the kinds of abuse that he suffered. He wants this book to show them they are not victims. What happened to them is not their fault, and there is hope for them to have a long and fruitful life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Learn To Speak Dance

Author : Ann-Marie Williams
ISBN : 1926818881
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 36.96 MB
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Learn to Speak Dance exposes every aspect of the world of dance -- from different dance styles around the world to tips on choreography, costume design, performance, staging, and even managing a potential career.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Here At The End Of The World We Learn To Dance

Author : Lloyd Jones
ISBN : 9781848544987
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In a cave set back from the ocean, on the coast of New Zealand, Louise and Schmidt hide along with two local boys frightened of being called up to fight in the Great War. But the sensual rhythm of the tango lessons which Schmidt teaches on that sandy cave floor will have devastating consequences for all of them. Two generations later, Schmidt's fiery granddaughter Rosa, running an Argentine restaurant, captivates a young man with the same sultry music that inspired seduction and deception so many years before.
Category: Family & Relationships

Complete Guide To Primary Dance

Author : Lyn Paine
ISBN : 9781450428507
Genre : Performing Arts
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This text provides primary teachers of all experience with the knowledge they need to plan and deliver age-appropriate dance lessons. It offers a scheme of 22 units of work suitable for reception to year 6, along with practical and creative ideas for teaching dance. It includes a web resource to support teaching and learning.
Category: Performing Arts

Line Dances Around The World

Author : Kjelle Marylou
ISBN : 9781612285962
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This contemporary title explores line dances around the world in today's health-oriented world. The young reader is exposed to the health and fitness perspective of line dancing, and is encouraged to draw conclusions as to the appropriateness of the activity in his or her life. A variety of line dances, including the Electric Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, the Macarena, and the Wobble are presented, along with the history and origin of line dancing. Safety issues are presented where appropriate. The "Line Dances Around the World" title has been developed to encourage young readers to analyze the information and satisfies many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level skills, and progressive strategies for middle grade and junior high level students.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Motor Learning And Control For Dance

Author : Donna Krasnow
ISBN : 9781492585114
Genre : Performing Arts
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As dance training evolves and becomes more complex, knowledge of motor behavior is foundational in helping dancers learn and master new skills and become more efficient in integrating the skills. Motor Learning and Control for Dance is the first resource to address motor learning theory from a dance perspective. Educators and students preparing to teach will learn practical ways to connect the science behind dance to pedagogy in order to prepare dancers for performance. Dancers interested in performance from the recreational to professional levels will learn ways to enhance their technical and artistic progress. In language accessible even to those with no science background, Motor Learning and Control for Dance showcases principles and practices for students, artists, and teachers. The text offers a perspective on movement education not found in traditional dance training while adding to a palette of tools and strategies for improving dance instruction and performance. Aspiring dancers and instructors will explore how to develop motor skills, how to control movement on all levels, and—most important—how motor skills are best taught and learned. The authors, noted experts on motor learning and motor control in the dance world, explore these features that appeal to students and instructors alike: • Dance-specific photos, examples, and figures illustrate how to solve common problems various dance genres. • The 16 chapters prepare dance educators to teach dancers of all ages and abilities and support the development of dance artists and students in training and performance. • An extensive bibliography of sports and dance science literature allows teachers and performers to do their own research. • A glossary with a list of key terms at the back of the book. Part I presents an overview of motor behavior, covering motor development from birth to early adulthood. It provides the essential information for teaching posture control and balance, the locomotor skills underlying a range of complex dance skills, and the ballistic skills that are difficult to teach and learn, such as grand battement and movements in street dance. Part II explores motor control and how movement is planned, initiated, and executed. Readers will learn how the nervous system organizes the coordination of movement, the effects of anxiety and states of arousal on dance performance, how to integrate the senses into movement, and how speed and accuracy interact. Part III investigates methods of motor learning for dancers of all ages. Readers will explore how to implement a variety of instructional strategies, determine the best approaches for learning dance skills, and motivate and inspire dancers. This section also discusses how various methods of practice can help or hinder dancers, strategies for improving the recall of dance skills and sequences, and how to embrace somatic practice and its contribution to understanding imagery and motor learning. Motor Learning and Control for Dance addresses many related topics that are important to the discipline, such as imagery and improvisation. This book will help performers and teachers blend science with pedagogy to meet the challenge of artistry and technique in preparing for dance performance.
Category: Performing Arts

Dancing Cultures

Author : Hélène Neveu Kringelbach
ISBN : 9780857455765
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dance is more than an aesthetic of life – dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed for tourists in Mexico, Panama and Canada. Dance often captures those essential dimensions of social life that cannot be easily put into words. What are the flows and movements of dance carried by migrants and tourists? How is dance used to shape nationalist ideology? What are the connections between dance and ethnicity, gender, health, globalization and nationalism, capitalism and post-colonialism? Through innovative and wide-ranging case studies, the contributors explore the central role dance plays in culture as leisure commodity, cultural heritage, cultural aesthetic or cathartic social movement.
Category: Performing Arts

Dancing The Wheel Of Psychological Types

Author : Mary Loomis
ISBN : 9781630511012
Genre : Social Science
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"Mary Loomis's book shows truly how all great paths of knowledge are interwoven. All are part of the great Medicine Wheel of life". -- Sun Bear
Category: Social Science

Dancing Wisdom

Author : Yvonne Daniel
ISBN : 0252029666
Genre : Performing Arts
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Concentrating on the Caribbean Basin and the coastal area of northeast South America, Yvonne Daniel considers three African-derived religious systems that rely heavily on dance behavior--Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahamian Candomblé. Combining her background in dance and anthropology to parallel the participant/scholar dichotomy inherent to dancing's "embodied knowledge," Daniel examines these misunderstood and oppressed performative dances in terms of physiology, psychology, philosophy, mathematics, ethics, and aesthetics. "Dancing Wisdom offers the rare opportunity to see into the world of mystical spiritual belief as articulated and manifested in ritual by dance. Whether it is a Cuban Yoruba dance ritual, slave Ring Shout or contemporary Pentecostal Holy Ghost possession dancing shout, we are able to understand the relationship with spirit through dancing with the Divine. Yvonne Daniel's work synthesizes the cognitive empirical objectivity of an anthropologist with the passionate storytelling of a poetic artist in articulating how dance becomes prayer in ritual for Africans of the Diaspora." --Leon T. Burrows, Protestant Chaplain, Smith College'
Category: Performing Arts

Ballroom Dancing

Author : Joan Freese
ISBN : 142960123X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Describes ballroom dancing, including history, training, moves, and competition"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Judging Dance Battles

Author : Daniel "MaGNuM" Maliy
ISBN : 9781291678468
Genre : Art
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"Judging Dance Battles" gives a clear and solid description of what dancing is about. There are different aspects within dancing that most dancers are not aware of, and therefore cannot incorporate in their training. By explaining the science behind dancing (especially that of street dance styles) it becomes understandable how and why dancing can have such a strong effect on people who are watching, as well as those who are dancing. Because this information is not a mere opinion but an objective analysis, it provides essential information for any dancer looking to exponentially improve their dancing, and presents dance judges with extremely vital data when it comes to judging dance battles. The information that "Judging Dance Battles" gives is strongly recommended for anyone who is remotely interested in dancing, and should be mandatory for anyone who is active in the dance scene.
Category: Art

How To Dance Like A Rockstar

Author : Ruth McGarrity
ISBN : 1729479545
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Dance has been a part of human culture since time immemorial. It is true to say that man has danced or moved to the rhythms of nature before formal language existed. It promotes social binding and stimulates our senses. It can be magical and transforming, breathing new life into a tired soul or unleashing hidden creativity. On a more physical level, dancing gives a great mind-body workout. It quickens our breath and increases our heart rate. It improves circulation and prevents oxygen starvation to the brain, thus helping to slow mental decline while enhancing brain power. As you learn to glide elegantly across the dance floor, you are improving your poise and grace while improving flexibility, coordination, balancing and muscle strength. Over here in this summary book, we lay out some popular options (for beginners) from the variety of available in the market for you to consider and learn more about before you sign up for any classes or seek out your potential dance partners to start this new hobby that would not only keep you healthy but in the most fun and engaging manner you can possibly get out of an "exercise" or "workout"!Book Content Includes: Chapter 1
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Dancing In The Light

Author : Marcia Behrenbruch
ISBN : 9789460918858
Genre : Education
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Sustainability, globalization, the rapid growth of knowledge and the need for internationally minded citizens require a rethinking of education. Concept based inquiry learning has been offered for over a century as an alternative to traditional education centered on textbooks, invasive standardized testing and control external to the student. Yet the widespread change in teaching styles required to shift education to meet 21st century requirements has been sporadic at best. This book tells several stories. The first is a teacher’s journey to discover a different way of teaching and learning. The second is a summary of the theory used to explain and justify the change in pedagogy to the wider school community. The third are stories from student and teachers who practice inquiry learning. The result is a description of 6 essential elements for a successful inquiry learning environment. Although this research was conducted at a single school, it offers important insights for other schools who are considering change to a more constructivist, sustainable approach to education. Marcia Behrenbruch has taught at all levels of schooling from the early years to year 12. She has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and Singapore. Most of her 15 years in school administration focused on curriculum innovation and facilitating change. She completed her doctoral studies at Melbourne Graduate School of Education and is currently a global head of professional development for an international not-for-profit educational organization.
Category: Education

Reading Dancing

Author : Susan Leigh Foster
ISBN : 0520063333
Genre : Performing Arts
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Suggests a new theory of dance, describes four models for representation in dance, and discusses the work of modern choreographers, including Balanchine, Graham, and Tharp
Category: Performing Arts

Dancing Your Fats Away

Author : Noah Daniels
ISBN : 9783730970393
Genre : Self-Help
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Dance may have been created for enjoyment, aesthetic expression, and socialization; but these days, it is considered one of the most effective ways of exercising for fat loss. In this course – Dancing your Fats Away – you will learn some of the things that make dance or dancing an excellent method of getting fit and healthy. Get all the info you need here.
Category: Self-Help

Dancing With Natasha

Author : Gregory Causey
ISBN : 9781934446003
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this engaging, witty, and poignant memoir, Greg and his wife Joan make the frightening trek to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Dayton, Ohio, for a few lessons to better enjoy the professional formal functions they attend. What they find is nothing short of miraculous.
Category: Biography & Autobiography