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ERIC Number: ED053804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-12
Pages: 282
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Children Dance in the Classroom.
Dimondstein, Geraldine
The author presents a practical, workable framework for teaching dance in the classroom. This book, essentially designed for the nonspecialist teacher, is a compilation of ideas and materials that have evolved over twenty years of teaching music and movement to children in nursery and elementary schools and of introducing concepts of dance to students and teachers. Lessons are presented as creative dance problems. Some of the classroom problems are elaborations of an experimental development project in the arts and humanities for young children. The content and format of lessons represents a synthesis of children's explorations in diverse educational environments and are suggested as a working model for teachers. Numerous photographs are included to supplement the text. The author makes two additional points. First, she focuses on the role of observation and experience in extending a child's creative imagination. Second, she criticizes current practices in rhythmic and dance education and makes practical suggestions for improvement. The final chapter lists resources for use in dance and movement education programs. (Author/WY)
The Macmillan Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022 ($7.95)
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