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Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design 2nd Edition Ebook With
HKPropel Access

Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design 2nd Edition Ebook With HKPropel Access

Comprehensive K-12 Dance Education

$114.95 CAD


Product Format
    This new edition of Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design is ideal for preparing undergraduate students to teach dance education. Students will learn a conceptual and comprehensive model of dance education that embraces dance as an art form and a lifelong physical activity. Students will gain the tools they need to teach various dance forms, create effective lesson and unit plans, and develop a curriculum that meets arts and education standards.

    The second edition of this foundational text uses a holistic approach to dance pedagogy for teaching children through adults in school and community environments. It also introduces theories from multiple disciplines and helps students apply those theories and processes when creating lesson and unit plans.

    New Material
    Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design offers much new material:
    • Four new sample dance units (up from 10 in the previous edition)
    • Many useful instructor ancillaries, including an instructor guide, a presentation package, and a test package; students can submit their work electronically, and quizzes are automatically graded
    • Resources delivered on HKPropel, including a variety of projects, printable forms, and video clips that demonstrate selected steps, movements, exercises, and combinations of different dance forms
    • Beyond Technique assignments, which have been field tested in university courses, to help students see firsthand what a dance teacher does

    The sample dance units offer a comprehensive guide for teaching popular dance forms, and they now cover a greater diversity of styles, including hip-hop, Mexican folkloric, African, and line dance. In addition, the new ancillaries offer scope and sequence plans and block time plans for all 14 dance units, as well as all printable forms from the book.

    Dance Portfolio
    Another great feature of the book is the dance portfolio that students will create as they work through the text. This portfolio will help them demonstrate their ability to create lesson plans, a unit plan, and a complete dance curriculum. The students will develop these abilities as they complete chapters 1 through 13. Chapter 14 then walks students through assembling the sections of the portfolio. Projects the student can complete to include within their portfolio are available on HKPropel.

    Step-by-Step Approach
    Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design offers students a step-by-step course of study for how to teach dance and create sustainable dance programs in schools. The authors synthesize a wide variety of research and resources to support dance pedagogy and curriculum development, provide the infrastructure to meet the changing needs of students to teach dance in the 21st century, and supply extensive references for students to use to increase their dance education knowledge.

    Book Organization
    The text is organized into three parts. Part I covers information specific to teaching dance and understanding learners from grades preK through 12. Part II focuses on applying the dance knowledge gained from part I to the teaching and learning process in the four categories of dance forms. In part III, students learn how to develop unit plans and choose a curriculum design for their dance programs.

    Filling a Void
    Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design, Second Edition, addresses the knowledge, skills, processes, and content that students need as they prepare to teach dance in various settings. This text fills a void in dance education literature, studying all the steps as it provides students the foundational knowledge and practical know-how they need to confidently begin teaching dance in schools, recreation programs, or private dance studios.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.


    Undergraduate text for dance pedagogy courses. Professional reference for preK-12 dance teachers.
    Part I. Teaching Dance

    Chapter 1. Envisioning Dance Education
    Defining Dance and Dance Education
    Distinguishing Between Dancers and Dance Educators
    Teaching Dance in the 21st Century
    Relating Standards for Dance to Dance Education
    Understanding the Teaching and Learning Process Model in Dance
    Application Activities

    Chapter 2. Teaching Dance From a Holistic Perspective
    Comprehensive Dance Knowledge Model
    Supportive Knowledge
    Dance Training, Conditioning, and Wellness
    Technique and Choreography
    Education Theories for Teaching Dance
    Artistic Development
    Application Activities

    Chapter 3. Observing and Analyzing the Teaching and Learning Situation
    Understanding Observation Techniques in the Dance Class
    Applying Kinesiology Observation to Dance
    Developing Observation Skills
    Application Activities

    Chapter 4. Guiding Students in Learning Dance
    Three Styles of Student Learning
    Three Stages of Motor Learning
    Movement–Language Connection in Dance
    Constructing the Dance Class
    Application Activities

    Chapter 5. Understanding Dance Teaching Methods
    Choosing a Presentational Method
    Teaching Strategies for the Dance Class
    Teaching Methods for Specific Dance Forms
    Understanding Music and Accompaniment in the Dance Class
    Application Activities

    Chapter 6. Organizing and Managing the Dance Class
    Creating a Positive Learning Atmosphere
    Managing the Dance Classroom
    Dealing With Student Behaviors in the Dance Classroom
    Developing a Philosophy of Teaching Dance
    Application Activities

    Chapter 7. Analyzing the Learner and the Learning Environment
    Understanding Characteristics of Different Learners
    Developing Social and Emotional Behaviors in the Dance Class
    Understanding Dance and the Dance Teacher in K-12 Education
    Characterizing the Community
    Identifying Values in the Community
    Application Activities

    Chapter 8. Categorizing Dance Forms and Their Artistic Demands
    Gathering Content Information to Teach Dance
    Identifying Characteristics of Dance Forms
    Understanding the Format of the Dance Class
    Dance and Other Disciplines
    Utilizing Principles of the Dance Form
    Teaching Artistic Development
    Application Activities

    Part II. Lesson Plans

    Chapter 9. Developing the Lesson Plan
    Setting Up Effective Dance Learning Experiences
    Describing the Lesson Plan
    Relating Objectives or Outcomes to a Learning Taxonomy
    Application Activities

    Chapter 10. Selecting Appropriate Assessment Strategies for Dance
    Using Assessment Techniques in the Dance Class
    Grading Students’ Work
    Application Activities

    Chapter 11. Writing and Delivering the Lesson Plan
    Writing the Lesson Plan
    Teaching the Lesson
    Exploring Other Options
    Application Activities

    Part III. Curriculum Plans

    Chapter 12. Creating a Curriculum
    Surveying Options for Discipline-Based Dance Curriculum Models
    Starting the Instructional Design Process
    Writing a Dance Curriculum
    Formally Evaluating Dance Curricula and Programs
    Application Activities

    Chapter 13. Sample Units for Dance Forms
    Overview of Dance Forms
    Teaching Overview
    Content Overview
    Unit 13.1: Creative Movement and Creative Dance
    Unit 13.2: Folk Dance
    Unit 13.3: Cultural Dances of Africa
    Unit 13.4: Mexican Folkloric Dance
    Unit 13.5: Square Dance
    Unit 13.6: Contra Dance
    Unit 13.7: Line Dance
    Unit 13.8: Social Dance
    Unit 13.9: Ballet
    Unit 13.10: Modern Dance
    Unit 13.11: Jazz Dance
    Unit 13.12: Tap Dance
    Unit 13.13: Hip-Hop Dance
    Unit 13.14: Dance Fitness

    Chapter 14. Culminating Curriculum Portfolio
    Depicting the Teaching Environment
    Describing the Learner
    Selecting Dance Content for Each Unit Plan
    Devising Learning Experiences for the Dance Form
    Writing the Lesson Plans

    Gayle Kassing, PhD, has performed professionally in ballet, modern dance, and musical theater. She has a BFA in ballet and theater, an MA in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts from Texas Woman’s University, and an MAT in K-12 education with media. She has taught in universities in Nebraska, Illinois, and Florida as well as in public schools, dance studios, and regional ballet companies. She has authored or coauthored numerous books on dance and ballet methods and instruction.

    Kassing, who has been an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics, has presented at state, national, and international conferences and has worked as a dance consultant providing dance professional development workshops for K-12 and university dance educators. In 2010, she was named the National Dance Association Scholar/Artist, and in 2016 she was designated as the 2016-2017 National Dance Society Scholar.

    Danielle Jay Kirschenbaum was a professor of dance education at Northern Illinois University. A student of ballet since the age of three, she has studied with Margaret Craske and Celene Keller at Jacob's Pillow; with David McLain, David Blackburn, and Oleg Sabline at the University of Cincinnati; and with Grace Thomas, a soloist with the Radio City Ballet. Kirschenbaum lives in Sycamore, Illinois. Her favorite leisure-time activities include spending time with her relatives and close friends, reading, and choreographing.
    Instructor and student ancillaries are now available through HKPropel, a new platform that provides quick and easy access to materials and these new features:
    • Free ebooks for instructors with an ebook reader built into HKPropel
    • Convenient access to all instructor ancillaries in one location
    • Download options—download files to access your ancillary materials offline or develop printed handouts for students
    • Seamless integration with your LMS—compatible with Respondus, Blackboard, and other QTI-enabled LMS applications
    Instructor guide. Includes teacher notes about the field-tested projects found in HKPropel.

    Test package. Each chapter contains 15 to 20 questions in multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats.

    Presentation package. Includes more than 350 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and forms from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel, including a variety of projects, printable forms, and video clips that demonstrate selected steps, movements, exercises, and combinations of different dance forms.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

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