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Entries Tagged as 'dance arts integration into academic subjects'

A musical — with dance, of course

July 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · dance arts integration into academic subjects

My students were thrilled to do a musical! Speaking lines! Acting! Being characters — & fairy tale characters at that! Singing! Dancing! We were using the musical Character Matters, by Ron Fink & John Heath at the Bad Wolf Press. It’s a great resource: script, teacher’s guide, CD with songs & intrumental accompaniment. A fun […]

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Colonial Dance Resources

March 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · dance arts integration into academic subjects

Looking for resources on Colonial dances?  Here are suggestions from NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) members from across the country**: The Colonial Williamsburg website has a rich resource teacher site. from Eileen Sheehan, Illinois “Colonial Singing Games and Dances,” produced by the Williamsburg Foundation, has dances which are notated and easy to follow. from Elly […]

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Resources for integrating dance with curriculum

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · dance arts integration into academic subjects

There are a lot of dancing minds out there at work, developing great ways to integrate dance with curriculum.  Here are a few resources, shared via email on NDEO’s K-12 Special Interest Group Forum.*  These resources offer some nitty gritty about how-to’s & what-do-you-need?’s… Books: Teaching the 3Rs through Movement Experiences, by Anne Green Gilbert; […]

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Dance finds a place in math class

November 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments · dance arts integration into academic subjects

This email from a kindergarten teacher (when she discovered that dance found its way into her math lesson) was a real upper… “Just wanted to let you know that yesterday in math, [my class] made a bar graph of our favorite school activities.  The winner was dance!  10 kids chose dance. Come see the bar […]

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Dance Arts Integration into Academic Subjects

November 24th, 2010 · 6 Comments · dance arts integration into academic subjects

As a dance specialist teaching full-time in a public school, I’m continually weaving several strands into my curriculum map for the year: dance as a fine art, with emphasis on the vocabulary, concepts & skills of dance as a communicative tool; dance integrated into academic subjects, as a tool for exploration & expression; dance as […]

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