One of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the United States today has been the rapid growth of dance, both as a performing art and as a form of creative education. This book depicts that growth in detail and presents an accurate picture of dance in American culture today. This book examines the history and current status of dance as a performing art and also its other important functions in society. Performers seeking to explore and learn more about their art. Also a good tool for educators seeking to incorporate dance in their curriculum.
The second edition was published in 1981. The third edition has been brought up to date with coverage of trends in dance as an art form and education medium through the late 1980s. The text combines a history of dance, an appraisal of the current dance scene, an overview of dance in education, and an introduction to dance as a career field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com