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ERIC Number: EJ826162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Teaching Modern Dance: A Conceptual Approach
Enghauser, Rebecca Gose
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n8 p36-42 Oct 2008
A conceptual approach to teaching modern dance can broaden the awareness and deepen the understanding of modern dance in the educational arena in general, and in dance education specifically. This article describes a unique program that dance teachers can use to introduce modern dance to novice dancers, as well as more experienced dancers, including college-level students, who may be unfamiliar with modern dance. In order to introduce the content and processes of modern dance choreographers and their works, this program explores five defining concepts of modern dance: (1) invention/revolution, (2) individuality, (3) experimentation/process, (4) community/collaboration, and (5) personal/cultural inquiry. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A