ERIC Number: ED393796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Dance Curriculum Guide.
Grindel, Susan; And Others
This curriculum guide is designed to support those in Maine who wish to establish or enhance dance education in any educational areas and at elementary or secondary levels. A preface describes the state's dance heritage. An introduction argues for the importance of dance education. The next section addresses pedagogy and explains how to create and execute a dance lesson. This section also discusses students with special needs. The following section lists major premises for dance education including self-awareness; elements of time, space, and force; kinesthesis; dance making; multicultural awareness; audience skills; aesthetics and appreciation; and evaluation. Finally, the guide presents a scope and sequence chart designed to be developmental in nature and flexible enough to meet the needs of various teaching situations. Appendices contain a glossary, worksheets to assist in establishing a school dance program, brief descriptions of complementary movement disciplines, information on the organization "Dance Education in Maine Schools," and an extensive resource list covering recordings, videotapes, publications, relevant periodicals, organizations (Maine and national), supplies and services, and record companies. (Contains 105 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Dance, Dance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Program Design
Dance Education in Maine Schools, 28 Myrtle Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106 ($8; 10 or more copies, $5 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Eastern District Association.; Bates Coll., Lewiston, ME.
Authoring Institution: Dance Education in Maine Schools, South Portland.
Identifiers: Maine; Scope and Sequence
Note: Funding also received from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.