Author: Bob W. White
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date: 2008-06-06
Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) from 1965 until 1997, was fond of saying “happy are those who sing and dance,” and his regime energetically promoted the notion of culture as a national resource. During this period Zairian popular dance music (often referred to as la rumba zaïroise) became a sort of musica franca in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. But how did this privileged form of cultural expression, one primarily known for a sound of sweetness and joy, flourish under one of the continent’s most brutal authoritarian regimes? In Rumba Rules, the first ethnography of popular music in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bob W. White examines not only the economic and political conditions that brought this powerful music industry to its knees, but also the ways that popular musicians sought to remain socially relevant in a time of increasing insecurity. Drawing partly on his experiences as a member of a local dance band in the country’s capital city Kinshasa, White offers extraordinarily vivid accounts of the live music scene, including the relatively recent phenomenon of libanga, which involves shouting the names of wealthy or powerful people during performances in exchange for financial support or protection. With dynamic descriptions of how bands practiced, performed, and splintered, White highlights how the ways that power was sought and understood in Kinshasa’s popular music scene mirrored the charismatic authoritarianism of Mobutu’s rule. In Rumba Rules, Congolese speak candidly about political leadership, social mobility, and what it meant to be a bon chef (good leader) in Mobutu’s Zaire.
Author: Mackenzie Ziegler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
An inspirational, upbeat collection of relatable lessons from the teen sensation, Mackenzie Ziegler - an award-winning dancer, singer/songwriter and actress. Growing up is hard, but growing up in the spotlight is even harder. However, Mackenzie Ziegler is taking it all in stride, thanks to her positive attitude on life. From getting her start on Dance Moms, to her sold-out tour alongside Johnny Orlando, there’s nothing that she can’t do. In Kenzie’s Rules for Life, the dance prodigy, singer/songwriter, actress and model offers her advice on friendship, family, fitness, style and positivity. For anyone who enjoyed her sister’s Sunday Times bestselling book The Maddie Diaries, this will be the perfect accompaniment. She shares lessons drawn from her own experiences for those navigating through their tween years on how to be happy, healthy and confident in all aspects of their lives.
Roscoe Riley doesn't mean to break the rules Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher Rat-tat-TAT! Tap shoes make the best noise ever! But tap dancing? The big boys say that's just for girls. Roscoe promised to tap in the school talent show. When the teasing starts, will he keep his word?
Author: Ellen Fein
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2001-06-06
Genre: Family & Relationships
You are a creature unlike any other (Rule #1)--that's why you need . . . The Rules. A simple set of dos and don'ts, The Rules will lead you to where you want to be: in a healthy, committed relationship. Unlike today's haphazard dating customs, The Rules recognizes certain facts of life. That men know what they want. That a man is either attracted to you--or not! That men want a challenge, not an instant or easy victory. When you follow these commonsense guidelines, you treat yourself with respect and dignity--and demand that men do likewise. Although they sound old-fashioned ("Don't see him more than once or twice a week"), they encourage you to lead a full, satisfying, busy life--outside of romance. Although they seem tough ("Don't talk to a man first"), they will teach you how to accept occasional defeat and move on. And although they require discipline ("No more than casual kissing on the first date"), they will bring out the best in you and in the men you date. The goal? Marriage, in the shortest time possible, to a man you love, who loves you even more than you love him.
In the twenty-first century, values of competition underpin the free-market economy and aspirations of individual achievement shape the broader social world. Consequently, ideas of winning and losing, success and failure, judgment and worth, influence the dance that we see and do. Across stage, studio, street, and screen, economies of competition impact bodily aesthetics, choreographic strategies, and danced meanings. In formalized competitions, dancers are judged according to industry standards to accumulate social capital and financial gain. Within the capitalist economy, dancing bodies compete to win positions in prestigious companies, while choreographers hustle to secure funding and attract audiences. On the social dance floor, dancers participate in dance-offs that often include unspoken, but nevertheless complex, rules of bodily engagement. And the media attraction to the drama and spectacle of competition regularly plays out in reality television shows, film documentaries, and Hollywood cinema. Drawing upon a diverse collection of dances across history and geography, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition asks how competition affects the presentation and experience of dance and, in response, how dancing bodies negotiate, critique, and resist the aesthetic and social structures of the competition paradigm.
INSPIRATIONAL AND UPBEAT COLLECTION OF LIFE LESSONS FROM TEEN SENSATION, MACKENZIE ZIEGLER The only rule that you should never break is to be true to yourself. Growing up is hard-and growing up in the spotlight is even harder-but Mackenzie Ziegler is taking it all in stride. Thanks to her positive attitude on life, Mackenzie is able to tackle even the toughest of growing pains. From getting her start on Dance Moms to her sold-out tour alongside Johnny Orlando to a killer clothing collection, there's nothing that she can't do! In Kenzie's Rules for Life, the dance prodigy, singer/songwriter, actress, and model offers her advice on friendship, family, fitness, style, and positivity. Drawing from her own experiences, she shares lessons for those navigating their tween years on how to be happy, healthy, and confident in all aspects of their lives. In her book filled with recipes, craft ideas, exercise tricks, travel ideas, and so much more, Kenzie shows her fans how you can work hard and still find time to just be a kid. Kenzie's Rules for Life is the upbeat, playful guidebook to always looking at the glass half full.
Author: Johnny Mac
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-01
Let's be realistic. In this technology-driven era of computer communication, texting, and Facebook stalking, few remember how to interface face-to-face. The art of communication has become more Picasso than Rembrandt, and "Club Rules" are quickly fading into an era of things people used to know. This is unfortunate and need not be! In The Club Rules: Pubs and Clubs, Boys and Girls, Authors Johnny Mac and Kimberly D. refocus us on these important rules with an updated twist from both the male and female perspective. Whether you're young or old, recently single or recently divorced, following the rules outlined in The Club Rules will not only help you successfully navigate through the club scene, but will also guarantee you a blast while there. About the Authors Johnny Mac has been single from his late thirties to his early forties, and loving every bit of it! Being single with the confidence and freedom he has in his forties has allowed him to utilize the same social skills for the night life that he employs every day in building his own business. Kimberly D. first discovered the intricate and involved world of pubs and clubs while studying abroad in the UK. Through her experiences in one particular pub there, she learned that she no longer needed to base her self-confidence on the amount of attention she was receiving from others. Through her clubbing experiences, she is constantly learning different techniques and better ways to handle herself to ensure a fun evening.
Author: Ronald A. Kotkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: Family & Relationships
A unique manual to raising a child—for parents everywhere—using the metaphor of dance to provide expert, comforting advice. Having children and raising a family should be the greatest joy in one’s life, but it is a role that requires tremendous responsibility and patience. As parents, our job is to provide a strong foundation for our children, so that they can eventually grow up to become self-sufficient adults. However, just like everything in life, all children are different, some requiring more support than others and to varying degrees over time. Parenting is like a dance between parent and child. The more seamless the movements, the more graceful the interaction. When a parent takes the lead or decides to share, over time with practice, the dance can be smooth and effortless. Nevertheless, when the child is unintentionally allowed to take the lead, the parent-child dance may appear more rocky and unstable. This often occurs when the parent is unclear and at odds with their role. The ensuing battle for the lead may cause disharmony in the relationship and the dance. Parenting is a lifelong commitment that takes patience, thoughtfulness, and skill. The Parent-Child Dance is designed to explain the concept of the dance and act as a catalyst for encouraging parents to begin their journey in making positive changes in their child’s life. Parents will recognize the scenarios and gain insight through humorous examples and step-by-step strategies to avoid disharmony.
As dance ministries and liturgical dance groups pop up throughout the world, misunderstandings arise from a lack of biblical knowledge. In The Guidelines to Starting and Maintaining a Dance Ministry in the Church, Dr. Denita Hedgeman educates ministries and leaders on the biblical foundations of dance ministry development to enhance worship, and helps established dance ministries find new life and inspiration. Not only addressing the practical application of dance ministries, Dr. Hedgeman gets to the heart of the matter, Is dance ministry fully accepted in the church today? providing readers with a functional, scripturally-based guide to worshipping God through the art of dance.
Author: Karen A. Kaufmann
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Performing Arts
Do you want to . . . • create a rich and vibrant classroom environment? • stimulate your students’ minds in multiple ways? • transform your teaching through incorporating the arts in your mathematics and science curriculums? Then Dance Integration: 36 Dance Lesson Plans for Science and Mathematics is just the book for you! The dance lesson plans in this groundbreaking book infuse creativity in mathematics and science content. Students will gain a wealth of critical knowledge, deepen their critical-thinking skills, and learn to collaborate and communicate effectively. Written for K-5 teachers who are looking for creative ways to teach the standards, Dance Integration will help you bring your mathematics and science content to life as you guide your students to create original choreography in mathematics and science and perform it for one another. In doing so, you will help spark new ideas for your students out of those two curriculums —no more same-old same-old! And in the freshness of these new ideas, students will increase comfort in performing in front of one another and discussing performances while deepening their understanding of the core content through their kinesthetic experiences. The creative-thinking skills that you will teach through these lesson plans and the innovative learning that dance provides are what set this book apart from all others in the field. Dance Integration was extensively field-tested by authors Karen Kaufmann and Jordan Dehline. The book contains these features: • Instructions on developing modules integrating mathematics and science • Ready-to-use lesson plans that classroom teachers, physical education teachers, dance educators, and dance specialists can use in teaching integrated content in mathematics and science • Tried-and-true methods for connecting to 21st-century learning standards and integrating dance into K-5 curriculums This book, which will help you assess learning equally in dance, science, and mathematics, is organized in three parts: • Part I introduces the role of dance in education; defines dance integration; and describes the uses, benefits, and effects of dance when used in tandem with another content area. • Part II offers dance and mathematics lessons that parallel the common core standards for mathematics. • Part III presents dance and science learning activities in physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, investigation, experimentation, and technology. Each lesson plan includes a warm-up, a developmental progression of activities, and formative and summative assessments and reflections. The progressions help students explore, experiment, create, and perform their understanding of the content. The plans are written in a conversational narrative and include additional notes for teachers. Each lesson explores an essential question relevant to the discipline and may be taught in sequence or as a stand-alone lesson. Yes, Dance Integration will help you meet important standards: • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics • Next Generation Science Standards • Standards for Learning and Teaching Dance in the Arts More important, this book provides you with a personal aesthetic realm in your classroom that is not part of any other school experience. It will help you bring joy and excitement into your classroom. And it will help you awaken a community of active and eager learners. Isn’t that what education is all about?
Author: Alex Moore
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Performing Arts
Now in its tenth edition, this classic and comprehensive handbook has been revised to bring it up to date in keeping with changes on the dance floor and in the rules of dance competitions. The Quickstep, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango are all illustrated and described in great detail.
Author: Judith Lynne Hanna
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1987-09-15
Genre: Performing Arts
Exploring dance from the rural villages of Africa to the stages of Lincoln Center, Judith Lynne Hanna shows that it is as human to dance as it is to learn, to build, or to fight. Dance is human thought and feeling expressed through the body: it is at once organized physical movement, language, and a system of rules appropriate in different social situations. Hanna offers a theory of dance, drawing on work in anthropology, semiotics, sociology, communications, folklore, political science, religion, and psychology as well as the visual and performing arts. A new preface provides commentary on recent developments in dance research and an updated bibliography.