ERIC Number: ED291217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
You Should be Dancin:! The Role of Performing Arts in the Lives of the Severely and Profoundly Handicapped.
Barringer, Mary Dean
The manual presents a program planning framework and teaching units for teaching dance and movement to severely and profoundly handicapped individuals. The planning framework contains four components: (1) aesthetic perception/multisensory integration; (2) creative expression; (3) dance heritage/historical and cultural; and (4) aesthetic valuing/enjoyment, observation, recognition. Contents, goals, and long- and short-term objectives are identified for each. The teaching units correspond to the first three components and are designed to encourage student awareness, imitation, and self-initiation. The creative movement curriculum developed for component one contains nine lessons. Instructions for each lesson cover objectives, warm-ups, improvisational dance, relaxation, isolated movement to music, partner movement activities, and object control. For component two, some 24 activities designed to build a repertoire of experiences with improvisation, choreography, and elements of form are described and accompanied by music, diagrams, and a list of books, records, and videotapes useful for their implementation. The teaching units for component three present structured "dance" lessons in the areas of folk dance, square dance, and contemporary dance that are presented in the format of an all-school performance. (VW)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Curriculum Development, Dance Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Imitation, Movement Education, Self Expression, Sensory Integration, Severe Disabilities
Wayne County Intermediate School District, 33500 Van Born, Wayne, MI 48184 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.