This insightful book provides not only an overview of hip hop's distinctive dance style and steps, but also a historic overview of hip hop's roots as an urban expression of being left out of the mainstream pop culture, clarifying the social context of hip hop culture before it became a widespread suburban phenomenon. Hip Hop Dance documents all the forms of street music that led to one of the most groundbreaking, expressive, and influential dance styles ever created.
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, PhD, is the reading and writing development director for Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing in Doha, Qatar.
In Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era, an urban street dancer who was part of the scene in the early 1970s sets the record straight, blowing the lid off this uniquely American dance style and culture. This text redefines hip hop dance and the origins of a worldwide phenomenon, explaining the origins of classic forms such as Funk Boogaloo, Locking, Popping, Roboting, and B'boying—some of the most important developments in modern dance that directly affect today's pop culture.
New to This Edition
History of Dance retains its strong foundations from the first edition while adding these new and improved features:
• An instructor guide with media literacy assignments, teaching tips, strategies for finding historical videos, and more
• A test bank with hundreds of questions for creating tests and quizzes
• A presentation package with hundreds of slides that present key points and graphics
• A web resource with activities, extensions of chapter content, annotated links to useful websites, and study aids
• Developing a Deeper Perspective assignments that encourage students to use visual or aesthetic scanning, learn and perform period dances, observe and write performance reports, develop research projects and WebQuests (Internet-based research projects), and participate in other learning activities
• Experiential learning activities that help students dig deeper into the history of dance, dancers, and significant dance works and literature
• Eye-catching full-color interior that adds visual appeal and brings the content to life
Also new to this edition is a chapter entitled “Global Interactions: 2000–2016,” which examines dance in the 21st century.
Resources and Activities
The web resources and experiential learning activities promote student-centered learning and help students develop critical thinking and investigative skills.Teachers can use the experiential learning activities as extended projects to help apply the information and to use technology to make the history of dance more meaningful.
History of Dance is presented in three parts. Part I covers early dance history, beginning with prehistoric times and moving through ancient civilizations in Greece, Crete, Egypt, and Rome and up to the Renaissance. Part II explores dance from the Renaissance to the 20th century, including a chapter on dance in the United States from the 17th through 19th centuries. Part III unfolds the evolution of American dance from the 20th century to the present, examining imported influences, emerging modern dance and ballet, and new directions for both American ballet and modern dance.
Each chapter focuses on the dancers and choreographers, the dances, and significant dance works and literature from the time period. Students will learn how dance design has changed through the ages and how new dance genres, forms, and styles have emerged and continue to emerge. The chapters also include special features, such as History Highlight sidebars and Time Capsule charts, to help students place dancers, events, and facts in their proper context and perspective. Vocabulary words appear at the end of each chapter, as do questions that prompt review of the chapter’s important information.
The text is reader-friendly and current, and it is supported by the national standards in dance, arts education, social studies, and technology education.
Through History of Dance, students will acquire a well-rounded view of dance from the dawn of time to the present day. This influential text offers students a foundation for understanding and a springboard for studying dance in the 21st century.
Readers will explore the emergence of teen culture in the '50s, rock 'n' roll's association with delinquency, and the controversy ignited by the physical movements of early rock 'n' roll artists. They will learn about the influence of black culture on 1950s dances and about the trendsetting TV show American Bandstand. Particularly telling for those wishing to grasp the underlying tensions of the decade is a discussion of the dance floor as a platform for racial integration.
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Internationally recognized master teacher and author Anne Gilbert Green presents creative dance for everyone and tips on meeting the challenges of teaching it. She offers a complete package for teaching creative dance that includes the theory, methodology, and lesson plans for various age groups that can be used in a variety of settings. Gilbert also offers an entire dance curriculum for sequential teaching and learning. The second edition of her classic text has been revised, reorganized, and updated to meet all the needs of dance teachers.
The second edition of Creative Dance for All Ages includes these new features:
• An easy-to-navigate format helps you quickly access the material and find lesson planning and assessment tools.
• Content reflects changes in the field of dance education to put you on the cutting edge.
• Forty age-appropriate and brain-compatible lesson plans are accessible through the web resource, which save prep time and help ensure compliance with the latest standards.
• Five downloadable video clips demonstrate the lesson plans and teaching strategies and how to put them to work in the classroom.
• Suggestions for modifying lessons help you include students of all abilities.
• Eight assessment forms and curriculum planning templates are adaptable to your needs.
If you’re a novice teacher, the book also contains these features to ensure effective instruction:
• The same conceptual approach to teaching dance was used in the first edition.
• A sequential dance curriculum helps you systematically cover a 10-week quarter or 16-week semester.
• Class management tips put you in control from the first day.
Creative Dance for All Ages, Second Edition, is an unparalleled resource for dance educators who are looking for a conceptual creative dance curriculum that will support teaching to learners of all ages. Whether in a studio, company, recreational, or educational setting, you will discover a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to teaching dance, emphasizing the how as much as the why.