Dance Units for Middle School PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Dance Units for Middle School free pdf Research clearly links increased participation in the arts to improved academic achievement--and in response, more middle schools are adding dance to their curriculum. But most middle school educators are not trained in dance. Realizing this dilemma, author Judi Fey crafted the solution: "Dance Units for Middle School." Ideal for teachers without dance training as well as for dance educators, the book takes a student-directed approach--you provide the students clear directions, and they create their own projects. Dance Units for Middle School provides you with everything you need to facilitate dance units: -Teacher scripts to direct your students' work and to increase your comfort level -Strategies for facilitating student dance and making it fun -A DVD with 77 reproducibles and video demonstrations of all skills -A music CD that saves you time in locating appropriate music to accompany lessons and student work -Three complete dance units for grades 6 through 8 (improvisation, dance for athletes, and jazz dance, respectively Each unit includes eight or nine age-appropriate lessons, rubrics, objectives, warm-ups, information on physical and cognitive development, and warm-ups. The units also supply scripted lesson plans to increase your comfort level and group performance projects that the students create. In addition, you will see how each lesson matches to the National Dance Standards. The DVD provides 77 reproducibles, including signs, assignments, and assessments that you and your students can use in assessing group projects. The DVD also contains videos of the warm-ups, all skills and combinations, and easy-to-follow progressions. Your students follow along as they watch the video clips, demonstrating the skills and combinations that they are learning on the video. With the detailed instruction, the teacher scripts, the handouts, the music, and the lessons, "Dance Units for Middle" "School" is a great resource for you in teaching dance, no matter your previous dance experience. Your students will learn basic dance steps and will build on skills from unit to unit, seeing improvement in their performances from grade to grade. After teaching several units, you might even want to add your own creativity to the lessons. But for now, you can rely fully on the instructions and materials provided by "Dance Units for Middle School." You'll be learning along with the students and providing them fun performance opportunities and a chance to make dance a lifetime fitness activity.

About Judi Fey

Judi Fey, MEd, is the dance consultant for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Annapolis, Maryland. She has taught dance over 30 years, founded and directed the South River Dance Company, and written K-12 dance curriculum for Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education. She has also organized numerous dance festivals, mentored and provided professional development to K-12 dance teachers, and taught the material in the book. Fey is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), the Maryland AHPERD, and the National Dance Education Organization. She has served terms as vice president, secretary, and treasurer of MAHPERD, and she has also served on the boards of the Maryland Council for Dance and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland. She was named Dance Teacher of the Year in 1989 by MAHPERD and was a national finalist for the AAHPERD Dance Teacher of the Year in 1999. Fey was awarded the R. Tait McKenzie Award by the Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD) in 2010. She enjoys alpine skiing, travel, and dance-related classes in her leisure time.

Details Book

Author : Judi Fey
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Data Published : 14 October 2010
ISBN : 0736083677
EAN : 9780736083676
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Dance Units for Middle School



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Dance and 21st Century Skills Poster free pdfDance and 21st Century Skills Poster

    Put the full-color. 24-by-36-inch Dance and 21st-Century Skills poster on the wall of your dance studio or classroom. The poster helps students understand how dance projects provide ways for students to integrate 21st-century skills into their dance work as well as opportunities to practice lifelong talents..


  • Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology free pdfDance Anatomy and Kinesiology

    This is a course text for dance teachers and students. as well as a reference for dance professionals. It covers the basic anatomical and biomechanical principles that apply to optimal performance in dance..


  • History of Dance free pdfHistory of Dance

    This book presents a course text for dance teachers and students. as well as a reference for dance professionals. It uses an investigative approach to the history of dance and the wider appreciation of dance as an art form..


  • The Dance Experience free pdfThe Dance Experience

    Using a global approach. this collection of 22 original essays considers ballet. modern. jazz. and tap dance. Broadway and movie dance. folk. ethnic. and social dance. Students. professionals..


  • Teaching Children Dance free pdfTeaching Children Dance

    "Teaching Children Dance. Third Edition." assists both student learners and practitioners in understanding the components and benefits of children's dance and in developing the skills required for enhancing or initiating dance as part of a physical education or arts education curriculum..


  • Dance Units for Middle School free pdfDance Units for Middle School

    Free Downloads Books. Research clearly links increased participation in the arts to improved academic achievement--and in response, more middle schools are adding dance to their curriculum. But most m