Dance: A Creative Art Experience


A landmark book in dance education is now back in print, its message as valid today as it was more than fifty years ago

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A landmark book in dance education is now back in print, its message as valid today as it was more than fifty years ago

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Teachers and students of the dance will find the help to the answers of the question 'why dance?"'—Physical Educator

"As a dance pioneer, Margaret H'Doubler combines both vision and down-to-earth practicality. It is she who established dance as a part of the college curriculum, organized the first campus performing group, and set up the first college degree program in dance."—Dance Magazine

"H'Doubler's book is the work of a scientist of dance, and so well does she present her plea for universal dance training that she certainly deserves the full attention and respect of both parent and teacher."—Walter Terry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299015244
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1959
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

    Margaret N. H’Doubler (1889–1982) was professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin, where she taught for forty-four years. In 1926 she established the first dance major in the country in 1926 and profoundly influenced the way dance is taught in schools and universities today. She wrote four books and received numerous honors, including the 1965 Dance Magazine Award.
    Mary Alice Brennan is professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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Table of Contents

Margaret H'Doubler: An Appreciation
Foreword to the 1957 Edition
Ch. 1 A Cultural Survey of Dance 3
Ch. 2 The Province of Dance 49
Ch. 3 Education Through Dance 59
Ch. 4 Technique and Expression 69
Ch. 5 Form as Organic Unity 101
Ch. 6 Form and Content 111
Ch. 7 Form and Structure 135
Ch. 8 Dance and Music 153
Ch. 9 Why Dance? 161
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