ERIC Number: ED137614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Dance Careers. A Student Guidebook.
Cornell, Richard; Hansen, Mary Lewis
One of six student guidebooks in a series of 11 arts and humanities career exploration guides for grade 7-12 teachers, counselors, and students, this student book on exploration of dance careers presents information on specific occupations in both performance careers and dance education. An introductory section describes the four different dance careers of Carol, Mike, Janice, and Laurie. The main chapters include general discussion of the field and what people in the field do, various specializations, skills and interests that are appropriate, education or experience required, where and how jobs are found and the job outlook, and suggestions a person in the field would make to students. The first chapter on dance performance careers focuses on the different styles of dance and how the careers are different for ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, and ethnic dance. Also included are notes on choreography as a career and a list of dancers' unions. The chapter on dance education includes discussion of dance therapy. A final chapter discusses change affecting the field (technological change, changes in style and taste, economic change, and government action) and emerging occupations in dance: notator, reconstructor, and autographer. Three professional associations are listed and an appendix lists nearly 50 dance job titles. (JT)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Dance, Dance Therapy, Education, Instructional Materials, Occupational Information, Occupations, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01638-9, $0.75)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related documents see CE 010 734-744