ERIC Number: ED258371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Dance Within: A Pilot Project in Dance for the Handicapped and Teaching Dance for the Handicapped: A Curriculum Guide.
Michigan Dance Association, Lansing.
The Michigan Dance Association's Dance Project for the Handicapped is the subject of the two pamphlets that make up this document. The first pamphlet, "The Dance Within," describes the history, nature and goals of the Jackson Pilot Project, the first handicapped dance program in Michigan; it also offers suggestions on how to set up similar projects in other communities. The second pamphlet, a curriculum guide, focuses on basic techniques and ideas that can be used with handicapped students. An introductory section addresses the affective and cognitive benefits of dance instruction and considers the role of the teacher/dance therapist in promoting movement and creativity. Ten dance activities are presented and information on each stresses discovering and exploring. The activities center on developing self-image, focusing attention, motivating self-control, expanding expression, interacting with another person, adapting, sequencing, and discriminating. A bibliography with approximately 50 citations on general works, the arts, dance and the handicapped, creative movement/dance, and other resources concludes the guide. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Council for the Arts, Detroit.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Dance Association, Lansing.