Author: Linda Ashley
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-04-13
Genre: Performing Arts
This third edition of the bestselling text ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DANCE is thoroughly updated to meet the new AS/A2 specifications and relevant Applied A-levels, BTEC and other Dance qualifications. Now in full colour, highly illustrated, and packed with tasks and activities to cover all aspects of current courses, this text will appeal to both teachers and students. Students are brought right up to date with clear explanations of choreography, performance and appreciation of Dance, as well as recent examples of new set works and choreographers. With further video and photo interactive analysis tasks, the addition of short revision tests and updated professional examples alongside many contemporary photographs, ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DANCE Third Edition provides students with comprehensive support and guidance. With its emphasis on the practical aspects of Dance and its interactive features that encourage effective learning, ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DANCE Third Edition will be essential for all students of Dance and their teachers. Linda Ashley has extensive experience as a writer, choreographer, performer and teacher of Dance. Linda is currently Dance Research Leader at AUT University, New Zealand, Linda has written several Dance titles, published in the UK and New Zealand, including the two previous bestselling editions of ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DANCE, both published by Hodder.
Author: Linda Ashley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-09
As the global vicissitudes of migration unfold so does ethnic difference in the classroom, and this book offers a timely examination of teaching about culturally different dances. At a time when the world of dance is, on the one hand, seemingly becoming more like fusion cookery there is another faction promoting isolation and preservation of tradition. How, if at all, may these two worlds co-exist in dance education? Understanding teaching about culturally different dances from postmodern, postcolonial, pluralist and critical perspectives creates an urgent demand to develop relevant pedagogy in dance education. What is required to support dance educators into the next phase of dance education, so as to avoid teaching from within a Eurocentric, creative dance model alone? An ethnographic investigation with teachers in New Zealand lays a foundation for the examination of issues, challenges and opportunities associated with teaching about culturally different dances. Concerns and issues surrounding notions of tradition, innovation, appropriation, interculturalism, social justice and critical pedagogy emerge. Engaging with both practice and theory is a priority in this book, and a nexus model, in which the theoretical fields of critical cultural theory, semiotics, ethnography and anthropology can be activated as teachers teach, is proposed as informing approaches to teaching about culturally different dances. Even though some practical suggestions for teaching are presented, the main concern is to motivate further thinking and research into teaching about dancing with cultural difference. Cover photo: Photo credit: lester de Vere photography ltd. Dancing with Difference (2009). Directed and co-choreographed for AUT University Bachelor of Dance by Linda Ashley with Jonelle Kawana, Yoon-jee Lee, Keneti Muaiava, Aya Nakamura, Siauala Nili, Valance Smith, Sakura Stirling and dancers. Won first prize in the 2009, Viva Eclectika, Aotearoa’s Intercultural Dance and Music Biennial Challenge run by NZ-Asia Association Inc NZ and the NZ Diversity Action Programme.
Author: Maggie Eyre
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Release Date: 2015-11-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Surveys show that most people fear public speaking more than death! So, how do you prepare effectively for a speaking engagement? What do you need to know about your body, your voice, the audience, the technology? Maggie Eyre has over 30 years’ experience as a media trainer, communications consultant and performer. In Speak Easy, she takes the reader through the complete process, from initial concept to final delivery. Included are chapters on body language, voice, health, warming up, managing your audience, fear, media skills, social media, how to use technology, grooming and learning your lines. The text is illustrated with anecdotes and case studies based on Maggie’s own work and experience, and is packed with useful tips. Practical and authoritative, this is the essential book for anyone facing a business presentation or an after-dinner speech.
Wenn man als Tänzer erfolgreich sein möchte, muss man verstehen, wie man seinen Körper optimal trainiert, vorbereitet und schützt. Genau dies vermittelt »Dance Anatomie«. Anhand der 82 wichtigsten Tanzbewegungen mit über 200 farbigen Illustrationen auf leicht verständliche Art und Weise. Zielgerichtet und per Blick unter die Haut kann der Leser die passenden Übungen für sein Leistungsniveau und seinen Stil auswählen. Dabei werden seine Beweglichkeit, die Kraft und die Muskelspannung kontinuierlich verbessert. »Dance Anatomie« soll Ihnen als Tänzer helfen, Ihre Linie exakter zu formen und Choreografien rhythmisch und musikalisch prägnant auszudrücken. Es spielt dabei keine Rolle, ob sie vor einer Jury, auf einer Bühne oder in einer Trainingsklasse tanzen. Was Jury, Publikum und Lehrende sehen möchten, sind Kraft, klare Linien und musikalische Genauigkeit. Sämtliche Übungen in diesem Buch werden durch Tipps zur korrekten Atemtechnik, dem gezielten Einsatz der Rumpfstabilisatoren und durch Sicherheitshinweise ergänzt, um Fehlhaltungen und Verletzungen vorzubeugen.
Completely updated and expanded, this comprehensive guide to the history, attractions, and unique characteristics of the nation's fourth largest city discusses the trendy neighborhoods, art scene, colorful restaurants, shopping opportunities, nightlife, performing venues, ethnic communities, and other features that combine to create Brooklyn. Original.
The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival "A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it”--Outside magazine Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes: Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit. Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools. Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it. First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured. Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off. Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques. Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft. Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.
An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.
A keyboard curriculum for K-8 that can be taught in 45 minutes a week–15 minutes in class and 30 minutes at home. Drill, games, quizzes–kids love it .. You may think it impossible to find an effective keyboard curriculum for the skimpy forty-five minutes a week you can devote to keyboarding. You teach what you can, but it always seems to be the same lessons—hands on home row, good posture, eyes on copy. You wonder if it’s making a difference, or if it matters. .. Yes, it does and there is a way. It requires a plan, faithfully executed, with your eye relentlessly on the goal, but if you commit, it works. .. In this book, The Essential Guide to Teaching Keyboarding in 45 Minutes a Week: a K-8 Curriculum, I’ll share a unique keyboarding curriculum for K-8 that I’ve seen work on thousands of students. .. The book includes: A summary of the literatureAnswers to questions like ‘Can youngers learn to keyboard—and should they?’Importance of the teacher The K-8 curriculum includes a lot more variety than keyboard exercises on installed software. Here’s a rundown of pieces used: Keyboarding software (yes, you do need repetition)Online keyboarding websitesAge-appropriate use of hand coversQuarterly speed/accuracy quizzesQuarterly blank keyboarding quizzesMonthly homeworkWall charts to support learning and display evidence of successGrading based on student improvement, not conformity to class norms You’ll learn practical strategies on how to blend these pieces, each added at the right time, to teach the keyboarding skills required for today’s classroom. Each lesson includes: OverviewObjectives and stepsBest PracticesExtensionsTrouble-shootingWhere to get help Note to readers: Color shown in the sample image gallery are included in PDF version only. If you’re looking for the K-8 keyboard curriculum with student workbooks, click here.
Author: Laurel van der Linde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Love dance? Go pro and make movement a way of life with this comprehensive guide that can help you land your dream job in the world of dance. From front-and-center careers like professional dancer and choreographer to the lesser-known professions of technical director and costume designer, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? reveals a vast expanse of dance-related job possibilities that are as exciting as they are rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different dance industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? includes inspiring stories from young people who are in the industry right now, as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in dance.
Author: Clara Hemphill
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 2005
For nearly a decade, parents have looked to Clara Hemphill to help them find a great public school for their child. For this third edition, Clara and her staff visited nearly 500 of New York Citys elementary schools and chose 200 of the best schools to recommendwith more than 70 new school profiles not included in the previous edition! This essential guide uncovers the inside scoop on schools (the condition of the building, homework, teacher quality, etc.), includes a checklist of questions to ask on a school tour, and incorporates new listings of charter schools and magnet programs. It also provides the hard facts on: Class size and total school enrollment Test scores for reading and math Ethnic make up: Black, White, Hispanic, Asian Admissions requirements: none? tests? interview? Teaching methods and styles: progressive, traditional When to apply How to decide which schools to try for Praise for Clara Hemphills Parents Guides! New York Daily News... Brisk, thoughtful profiles of topnotch, intriguing schools. Big Apple Parent... Hemphill has done for schools what Zagats did for restaurants. New York Magazine... Thoughtful, well-researched required reading. The New York Times... A bible for urban parents.