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ERIC Number: EJ898690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Theater, Live Music, and Dance: Conversations about Young Audiences
Friedman, Susan
Young Children, v65 n2 p36-41 Mar 2010
What types of theater performances are appropriate for preschoolers? What might toddlers get out of a visit from a cellist who plays a song and demonstrates the different sounds she can make with her instrument? Would inviting a local jazz dance group to perform be beneficial for your early first-graders? The author spoke with a musician, the artistic director and associate artistic director of a children's theater, an education director of an arts foundation, and a dance educator about what children get out of experiencing live theater, dance, and musical performances. This article presents their explanation on the many types of performing arts experiences that make sense for young children of different ages. Tips for taking young children to a performance are included.
National Association for the Education of Young Children. 1313 L Street NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 22205-4101. Tel: 800-424-2460; Tel: 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-328-2649; e-mail: editorial@naeyc.org; Web site: http://journal.naeyc.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A