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ERIC Number: ED103418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Pages: 446
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Dance in Elementary Education; A Program for Boys and Girls. Third Edition.
Murray, Ruth Lovell
This document is designed to help the elementary school teacher instruct children in how to use their bodies in functional and expressive movement. Part 1 provides an orientation for teachers who wish to learn more about dance in the education of children, and includes suggestions on approaching the teaching of dance. Part 2 presents a variety of experiences in dance movement, including movement manipulation and exploration through imagery. Part 3 discusses locomotor and nonlocomotor skills of dance movement and how to combine them into dance steps. Part 4 focuses on rhythm in dance and how to help the child respond to pulse beats, accents, rhythmic patterns, and musical phrasing. Part 5 helps lead the student into the art of making dances using imagery, ideas, songs, words, music, and dance movement. Part 6 concentrates on learning dances and explores ways of dancing with others. Part 7 offers aids to dance teaching, including suggested standards for certain dance skills, problems the teacher will face and performances to expect, and resources for music and films. There is an appendix of selected readings. (JS)
Harper and Row Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022 ($11.95)
Publication Type: Books
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