Dancing in Your School: A Guide for Preschool and Elementary School Teachers

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The more than 70 dance activities included in this handbook give educators the tools to use dance in their classrooms, gyms, and playgrounds. Combining theory with practice, this introduction to dance history and terminology provides a foundation for the lesson plans tailored for physical education, kinesthetic learning, and arts education contexts. Although complete on their own, each lesson plan can be customized to fit into any curriculum. Appendices on equipment and dance-education networking resources are ...

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Overview

The more than 70 dance activities included in this handbook give educators the tools to use dance in their classrooms, gyms, and playgrounds. Combining theory with practice, this introduction to dance history and terminology provides a foundation for the lesson plans tailored for physical education, kinesthetic learning, and arts education contexts. Although complete on their own, each lesson plan can be customized to fit into any curriculum. Appendices on equipment and dance-education networking resources are included, along with a specialized index categorized into age-appropriate dance activities, sample lesson plans, and group dances.

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"Dunkin...has been successful in laying out intricate concepts in a direct, appropriately comprehensive, and organized fashion." —Barbara Bashaw, director, dance education, New York University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871272850
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Series: School Physical Activity Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,417,142
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Dunkin is the project coordinator for the Research in Dance Education Database at the National Dance Educational Organization and a cofounder of Qwindo's Window, a professional dance company that presents dance education programs to children and their teachers. She is a former lecturer on teaching dance to preservice elementary educators at California State University–Fullerton and a former dance teacher at Kalorama Day School in Washington DC, Gill St. Bernard's School in Bernardsville, New Jersey, and Landmark West School in Encino, California. She has written for Arts Education Policy Review and Dance Teacher Now. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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