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Studying Dance With Web Resource

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    Studying Dance: A Guide for Campus and Beyond is a comprehensive bridge for students transitioning into the first year of a college dance program. Through this text, students will understand dance in new and exciting ways, embrace it as an academic discipline, navigate and take charge of their dance education, and visualize potential careers after graduation.

    Studying Dance: A Guide for Campus and Beyond opens students’ eyes to all the artistic, cultural, and educational aspects of dance. By expanding their thinking, students will move to a deeper understanding of themselves as dancers and the world around them.

    The author demystifies the entire first-year experience while guiding students in the discovery of dance as a multifaceted discipline. Students will examine academic expectations, time management, the importance of staying focused, and balancing school and life. They will delve into the various areas of dance and a range of careers and paths available to them. They will learn the differences in types of college dance courses, the approaches used, and how to personalize their dance education through individualized instructional opportunities and peer collaboration. The text also will prompt students to visualize and plan their dance lives beyond campus so they can set clear goals for studying and succeeding as young professionals.   
     
    Studying Dance: A Guide for Campus and Beyondcontains many student-friendly features:
    • 15 easy-to-digest chapters provide the rules of the road that lead to a successful freshman year and future career
    • 49 interviews with current dance students, recent graduates, and dance professionals encourage students to reflect on and take charge of their learning
    • Web resource with learning activities, glossary lists, web links, and other tools personalize each student’s journey through the content
    With this text, teachers can help students expand their thinking about dance in ways that will lead to success on campus and beyond.

    Audience

    Text for undergraduate (and performing arts high school) students that introduces them to the profession and to dance in postsecondary programs as well as other dance experiences on campus and in the community.

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I: Your Dance Education Journey

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Your Dance Studies
    Learning Outcomes
    Assessing Your Current Dance Understanding
    Studying Dance on Campus
    Future Applications
    Connecting Your Past, Present, and Future Dance Experiences
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your Campus
    Learning Outcomes
    Types of Campuses
    Types of Degrees
    Resources at Your Fingertips
    Get Involved
    Filling the Dance Studio
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 3: Dance as an Academic Discipline
    Learning Outcomes
    Depth and Breadth of your Campus Dance Education
    Roles of Writing, Technology, and Research
    Personalizing Your Study of Dance as an Academic Discipline
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 4: Success Strategies
    Learning Outcomes
    Student Responsibilities and Contributions
    Differences Between High School and College Learning
    Managing Your Life
    Personal Strategies for Success
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Part II: Dance as a Discipline

    Chapter 5: Dance and Artistry
    Learning Outcomes
    Dance Genres
    Artistic Roles and Careers in Dance
    Performance Opportunities
    Current Trends in Dance and the Arts
    Taking the Stage
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 6: Dance and Culture
    Learning Outcomes
    Linking Dance and Culture
    Cultural Categories of Dance
    Valuing Diversity
    Examining Relationships Between Dance and Culture
    Careers in Dance and Culture
    Contemporary Trends
    Your Exploration of Dance and Culture
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 7: Dance and Education
    Learning Outcomes
    Educational Nature of Dance
    Learning Theories and Dance Learning
    Careers in Dance Education
    Dance Education Sectors
    Contemporary Trends
    Your Growth in Dance Education
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 8: Dance as a Multifaceted Discipline
    Learning Outcomes
    Dance and Other Arts
    Dance and Community Arts Practices
    Dance and Ability
    Dance and Bodies
    Dance and Writing
    Embracing Dance as a Multifaceted Discipline
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 9: Dance and Reflection
    Learning Outcomes
    Reflective Practices
    Purpose of Reflection in Dance
    Developing a Personal Reflective Practice
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Part III: Dance on Campus

    Chapter 10: Technique and Movement Courses
    Learning Outcomes
    Types of Technique and Movement Courses
    Approaches to Technique and Movement Courses
    Feedback in Technique and Movement Courses
    Technique and Movement Courses Off Campus
    Your Approach to Technique and Movement Courses
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 11: Creative, Compositional, and Performance Courses
    Learning Outcomes
    Types of Creative, Compositional, and Performance Courses
    Approaches to Creative, Compositional, and Performance Courses
    Feedback in Creative, Compositional, and Performance Courses
    Additional Creative, Compositional, and Performance Opportunities
    Your Approach to Creative, Compositional, and Performance Courses
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 12: Contextual Courses
    Learning Outcomes
    Types of Contextual Courses
    Approaches to Contextual Courses
    Feedback in Contextual Courses
    Additional Opportunities to Expand Your Contextual Knowledge
    Your Approach to Contextual Courses
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 13: Personalizing Your Campus Dance Education
    Learning Outcomes
    Opportunities for Individualized Instruction
    Collaborating With Your Peers
    Acquiring Practical Skills and Tools
    Building Your Bridge
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Part IV: Your Dance Future

    Chapter 14: Sustaining Your Engagement With Dance
    Learning Outcomes
    Meeting the Demands of a Career in Dance
    Preparing for Your Postgraduation Life
    Drafting a Plan and Creating Habits
    Summary
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 15: Glimpsing Your Future in Dance
    Learning Outcomes
    Your Dance Journey
    Mapping Your Dance Future
    Summary
    Learning Aids
    Index
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Karen Schupp is an assistant professor of dance in the Herberger Institute School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University. Her creative work includes self-portraiture, interdisciplinary dances, and conceptual works for nondancers and has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Arizona, and the United States Artist Project. Her scholarly research, which has been published in multiple journals, addresses innovative pedagogical practices and curricula in postsecondary dance education. She holds a master of fine arts in dance from Arizona State University and a bachelor of arts in dance from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

    Ancillaries

    A web resource is available to personalize your journey through the book. There you will find review questions, learning activities, glossary lists, and web links. The web resource is available at www.HumanKinetics.com/StudyingDance.