ERIC Number: ED429050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Folk Dance. Successful Steps.
Weikart, Phyllis S.
This book is intended for all folk dancers and teachers of folk dance who wish to have a library of beginning and intermediate folk dance. Rhythmic box notations and teaching suggestions accompany all of the beginning and intermediate folk dances in the book. Many choreographies have been added to give beginning dancers more experience with basic dance movements. Along with each dance title is the pronunciation and translation of the dance title, the country of origin, and the "Rhythmically Moving" or "Changing Directions" recording on which the selection can be found. The dance descriptions in this book provide a quick recall of dances and suggested teaching strategies for those who wish to expand their repertoire of dances. The eight chapters include: (1) "Beginning and Intermediate Folk Dance: An Educational Experience"; (2) "Introducing Folk Dance to Beginners"; (3) "Introducing Even and Uneven Folk Dance Steps"; (4) "Intermediate Folk Dance Steps"; (5) "Folk Dance--The Delivery System"; (6) "Folk Dance Descriptions"; (7) "Beginning Folk Dances"; and (8) "Intermediate Folk Dances." Six appendixes conclude the volume. (SM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Dance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Music Education
High/Scope Press, High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; Tel: 313-485-2000; Fax: 313-485-0704.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.