ERIC Number: ED385247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Utilizing Computer and Multimedia Technology in Generating Choreography for the Advanced Dance Student at the High School Level.
Griffin, Irma Amado
This study describes a pilot program utilizing various multimedia computer programs on a MacQuadra 840 AV. The target group consisted of six advanced dance students who participated in the pilot program within the dance curriculum by creating a database of dance movement using video and still photography. The students combined desktop publishing, video for dancers executing ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and acrobatic dance technique, music, and computer generated graphics into a multimedia choreographic presentation. A pre- and post-student questionnaire was administered to determine experience and attitudes toward computers, dance, and choreography. The results of the student questionnaire proved that the target group increased their level of knowledge not only in the manipulation of multimedia computer programs, but the utilization of that knowledge for dance choreography and presentations. The students found the pilot program worthwhile and worthy of continuing as part of the dance curriculum. Appendixes include: school district mission and belief statements; student pre/post questionnaire; dance terminology for computer database; pilot program review questionnaire; critical thinking and self-reflection checklist; and survey results. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Dance Education, Desktop Publishing, High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Multimedia Materials, Pilot Projects, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Developed Materials, Student Surveys, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University. Attachment A, an "Edited Dance Database Videotape" is referred to but not included here.